President “Obomi” (1969)
Predicting that the United States would someday have an African-American president? Not that impressive. Predicting that the United States would have an African-American president a full 40 years before it happens, and picking his name as “President Obomi?”
Well, now you’ve got our attention.Stand on Zanzibar, an award-winning 1969 science fiction novel set in 2010, was just two letters off the real future president’s not-so-common last name. How do you begin to explain that? Author John Brunner also predicted DVRs, satellite news, terror threats, and legal marijuana. But we still can’t get over that “President Obomi” character.