Another glitch in the Matrix

Posted in Because he's David Bowie, that's why, Whatever Else on January 31st, 2006 by bill

Some strange coincidences do occur in this world.

For instance, I just finished Walter Tevis’ novel The Man Who Fell to Earth. This book was written in 1963, 12 years before David Bowie starred in the movie version, and 9 years before Bowie wrote the song “Five Years,” in which he said that we have “five years left to cry in” before the world ends. Imagine my surprise, then, when I came across this passage:

Newton looked down at him. "Do you think there'll be a war?"

[Bryce] held the cigarette speculatively, then flipped it into the lake. It floated. "Aren't there three wars going on now? Or four?"
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