Fiction? Maybe, but much of the science fiction I read in high school is now fact. Some of what YOU wrote about as fiction is transitioning into fact also.
The scare we lived through over Y2K was ficticious and I took more than my share of ridicule for preparing for a disaster that never came... but I’m still glad I bought all that stuff. It’s come in handy on more than one occasion.
So I’ll read the Ulsterman Report whenever I get the chance, make whatever preparations I think I need and - hopefully - get laughed out of the room when it’s all over.
Remember, ‘Pray for the best but prepare for the worst.’
It’s still sleazy to write FICTION and try to gain an edge by promoting it as FACT.
IT’s a low, sleazy, lying trick. Fiction is honorable, I have written four novels that I hope people read with great seriousness.
But I would never write some BS fiction, and tell people it’s the truth to make them believe it.
Don’t you understand the difference?