Is Science Fiction good at telling the future?

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Love this piece by Damien Walter in the Guardian on Science Fiction’s five best guides to the present:

SF is not great at foretelling tomorrow’s world, but it brings today’s into clearer focus than anything else‘ More 

Links to these fantastic authors and their books if you’d like to borrow them from Leeds Libraries
George Orwell  1984  
Aldous Huxley – Brave New World 
Margaret Attwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
Frederik Pohl and Cyril M Kornbluth – The Space Merchants 
Octavia E Butler  Patternist novels
Alfred BesteThe demolished man
Audrey NiffenegerTime traveller’s wife
M John Harrison Kefahuchi Tracttrilogy