Sci-fi Book Idea I’ll Never Use
I have an idea for a sci-fi setting but since I don’t write sci-fi or read much sci-fi (ok, well I did love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), most likely never will, and this idea might even be a book already (which after thinking about, I did find a similarity to another book – see below.) or similar, I’m sure.
In this futuristic story, people are born able to see their past and their future – time is irrelevant – you know kind of like Billy Pilgrim in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five (one of my all-time-favorite books) – not necessarily popping through time, but they would be able to remember when they were born and when they died.
To set this up, for generations, people didn’t have access to the stars or the seasons or even night and day. They would have to live in a place, either on earth or maybe another planet but contained within a bubble. The atmosphere is controlled, creating the same consistent, perfect weather, and it would always be daytime. Clocks have been lost somewhere in time. No way to tell time. So there is no time.
I do see the potential plot holes and some problems like, how would people know when to be at places and such – but I’m not going to write it so I don’t have to spend time figuring it out …
I’m not sure what the plot would be for this story-I’ll-never-write, but I guess it would have to have something to do with someone trying to change their destiny. I don’t know. But there – it’s out there and out of my head. Back to my contemporary-romance-book-in-progress.
Love and Laughter,
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