Science fiction has a reputation as one of the less-serious forms of literature. But then again, it’s also the only genre that makes accurate predictions about the future on a regular basis. Sure, it’s not always exactly right, and sometimes it’s completely wrong (although we’re still hoping that First Contact Day is coming in 2063). Here are 10 examples of science fiction books that really did predict the future — and one or two that actually inspired the future they predicted.This article contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase one of these books by clicking through to Amazon, Curiosity will receive a portion of the sale. You’ll be helping us keep producing these articles, and we appreciate the support.