Including Richard Lourie, the author of the highly-acclaimed novel, The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin.
Writing in The Moscow Times, Mr Lourie, who knows a thing or two about tyrants, believes that Castro will want to go out with a bang. A big bang.
In fact, he predicts that the ailing dictator will want to cause a major confrontation between the United States, Russia and China.
And the spark? Castro will order the invasion of the US base in Guantanamo, forcing the Americans to retaliate, which in turn will put pressure on the Russians and the Chinese, which in turn, well, you get the general drift.
Fanciful perhaps but then again ...