Robertson Morgan Andrew

Morgan Andrew Robertson (1861-1915) was an American author of short stories and novels, and the self-proclaimed inventor of the periscope.

Futility is a novella written and published first during 1898. It was revised as The Wreck of the Titan in 1912. It features a fictional British ocean liner named Titan that sinks in the North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg. The Titan and its sinking are famous for similarities to the passenger ship RMS Titanic and its sinking 14 years later.