What happens when a once-rejected dystopian novel turns into reality?
The Scottish author Peter May, a screenwriter-turned-novelist, wrote a book titled “Lockdown” in 2005 about a global pandemic. Fifteen years later, that’s our reality due to coronavirus.
The book, which was rejected by publishers at the time for being too unrealistic, was finally published recently, reported CNN
According to the report, the thriller is set in London, the epicenter of a global pandemic that forces officials to institute a lockdown. May used British and US pandemic preparedness documents from 2002 to make it was as realistic as possible. “At the time I wrote the book, scientists were predicting that bird flu was going to be the next major world pandemic,” May told CNN.