One of the beautiful things about a delusion is that no matter how mad someone gets at it ... he can't do it any harm. Therefore a delusion can be a fine thing for prodding angry belligerents...
Science said it could not be, but there it was.
And whoosh—look out—here it is again!
“The Holes Around Mars” is a classic science fiction short story by Jerome Bixby.
She'd paid good money to see the inevitable ...and then had to work to make it happen! A sci-fi short story by Ray Bradbury.
He was a vendor of dreams, purveying worlds beyond imagination to others. Yet his doom was this: He could not see what he must learn of his own!
All Dave Miller wanted to do was commit suicide in peace. He tried, but the things that happened after he'd pulled the trigger were all wrong. Like everyone standing around like statues. No St. Peter, no pearly gate, no pitchforks or halos. He might just as well have saved the bullet!
Read the sci-fi short story "Sentiment, Inc." by Poul Anderson. A classic science fiction story about psychologists with too much power. With text provided by Project Gutenberg.
Read the sci-fi short story "Omnilingual" by famed sci-fi author H. Beam Piper. A classic science fiction story, with text provided by Project Gutenberg.