False flag in science or speculative fiction?
January 7, 2014 4:23 PM Subscribe
Help me remember a story where Florida is nuked by the US government and it's blamed on terrorists to justify authoritarian measures. I thought it was a John Brunner novel....
posted by morganw to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I thought it was Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar, The Sheep Look up or The Shockwave Rider, but the plot summaries of those on wikipedia don't mention this. I thought it was a novel, but it could have been a short story. It's a near future/alternative reality speculative or science fiction story.
The bombing is mentioned off-handedly. I don't see this mentioned on the TV Tropes page
I've read most of Philip K. Dick, so it could have been one of those, but my memory of the mood of the story doesn't fit a phildickian universe.