Not every science fiction story is meant to predict the future, but some of them have forecast future events with incredible accuracy. This timeline sketches out some of the most exciting examples of times that science fiction became fact.
It's the work of io9-reader Isabelle Turner (who used, among other sources, this io9 open channel) to generate her timeline of science fiction novels whose events predicted the future, as well as how long it took for the future to catch up with them.
Have a favorite true science fiction prediction to add on to the chart? Tag the timeline and make your additions in the comments.
Image: Isabelle Turner / Printerinks.