Many TV shows, especially the “procedurals” like NCIS, CSI and their ilk, employee the “ripped from the headlines” strategy. They take a current headline story and run with it in a fictionalized form.
This can work in speculative fiction too – stories that are directly inspired by current events.
So my questions today: Do you like stories like this? And if so, what are some of your favorites?
Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!