I've started developing a new idea for the next book I hope to write after I finish my current project. It could be described as sci-fi, I suppose...sort of. I would just like some feedback on originality of the idea. Ok so, background information...It's set years in the future (100s or 1000s, not really sure yet). Earth's scientific and technological development has increased tremendously through the years and led to many great discoveries. One of these was a method for nuclear weapon shielding that was cheap to make like the weapons themselves. The political and military power balance of the world has gone awry with nothing to hinder nuclear powers from declaring war on each other, and most of the human population has fled to colonize other planets through the new technologies we have. The ones who stayed are mainly made up of science activists. Cultures split in the colonization, and the new planets have adopted the beliefs and lifestyle ways of times in history (whatever that group thought to be most successful in the past) and most left history behind them, unaware of other humans and that they aren't on earth. The book will take place years after these events. With the colonization, earth has sent representatives to keep tabs on their species, creating a kind of "council" (overused, but it will be different). Two planets (who brought history with them) have gone into their own war that no one knows the reason behind. Transports and searches for resources, refugees fleeing the war, and explosions in the sky are puting the other civilizations at risk of discovering each other. The "council" worries this will cause mass chaos and panic. They have to figure out what to do, basically. I will stop there, because I just realized I am writing a novel in this post alone. :redface: I'm not familiar with much sci-fi, so any replies will be appreciated.