I’m going to have to re-think the plot for my sequel to the YA book that I finished the first draft of this week.
The plot was, that the
secret organisation planning to cause world chaos were going to be
able to take control of satellites, and bring them out of orbit, with
the intention of trying to hit major cities around the globe. Obviously, the heroes were going to track them and stop them at the last minute.
The problem I have is, that the idea of a couple of near misses as a huge chunk of space debris
ploughs into the landscape, leaving a massive crater, and scaring the
local governments, has been kicked into touch by real life.
satellite fell to earth over the weekend. Even if it had landed on dry
land, it wouldn’t have caused the devastation that I had imagined. It’s
not something that would bring terror to nations.
the bad guys will have to go back to the drawing board. I’m sure they
will come up with a new dastardly plan, and give me a nudge when they