Cat out of bag
...Yes, the Canadian army has hired me to write a sequel to Crisis in Zefra
The Halifax Chronicle Herald has an article about the military's new future-oriented analysis, and how I'm going to be writing a novelization of the material, just as I did for Crisis in Zefra several years ago. Public reaction seems to range from supportive and admiring to derisive and outraged (as in, 'they can't even tell what they're doing next week, how are they going to look thirty years into the future?')
Apart from the fact that I'm getting paid to do this, I think it's a good idea for other reasons:
Most businesses and governments only look ahead a few months, Mr. Schroeder said.
"That’s like painting your windshield black and driving out on the highway, as far as I’m concerned. You need to be able to look as far ahead as you can, even if it’s foggy and you can’t quite make things out."
In other words, foresight is responsible management every area of endeavour. And don't forget, it was the difference between planning for the last war and planning for the next that led the French to build the Maginot line, and the Germans to develop the Blitzkrieg.
Update: this project will go up for tender