- Harsher in Hindsight:
- Bobby's mother uses Wormcam to catch US soldiers beating and torturing prisoners of war. The scene described is particularly affecting because the idea of American servicemen committing war crimes seemed shocking and incongruous. A few years later, after the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay scandals, it feels all too close to reality.
- The novel also correctly predicted the loss of a Space Shuttle in the 2000s and the UK leaving the EU in the 2010s.
YMMV / The Light of Other Days