During the Reagan era, fiction about a hypothetical World War III was generally popular among the book-buying public, but a few authors actually influenced national-security matters by shining a light on particular topics, forcing discussions on particular issues, and giving ideas to those in power.
Sarantakes, Nicholas Evan
"The Future-War Literature of the Reagan Era—Winning World War III in Fiction,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 76:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol76/iss3/7