Hey everyone, I'm a bit scared this plot idea I had is too boring. I know the way you write it and such can make something boring not boring (as Cogito will undoubtedly reply to this thread stating that), but sometimes it doesn't really apply (try writing an exciting action-packed thriller novel about binmen), and I was wondering if this is something that could work if it was done right, and if you would read it personally: The novel's set in the 2100's. Pollution and other phenomenons have pushed the climates of the world around and the story is set in the cold wasteland of South Africa. It's divided in certain places, some having a poorly working Plutocracy and others have just descended into Anarchy, with different warring groups of pirates, fighting for control. This shift killed most of the animals and plants, only a handful surviving. The protagonist is a German Professor of languages, who is comissioned by the South African government to write an account of the history of South Africa of the past 50 years (when a lot of books were lost in the first anarchic insurrections). The protagonist travels around this cold South Africa, going to various locations to learn more about the culture and history.