The plot of my sci-fi novel, The USS Santarnica is this: An alien race known as the Altrans have enslaved their archenemy, the Devonians. For fifteen years, they've kept an oppressive boot on them. They have this prophecy written in their ancient tomes that fortells a hero from another planet that will destroy them. In the meantime, the protagonist, Captain Helen Chert of the USS Santarnica is visiting London's new Globe Theatre XVI with her adopted Devonian son named Kenthew Rennald (that she coincidentally discovered and took away just months before his homeworld was invaded.) Suddenly, explosions are heard in the distance and in a matter of minutes, Great Britain is under attack. After a harrowing escape, Helen, Kenthew, and a few survivors realize the Altrans are coming. I have a few problems with this plot: (1) Who is the Chosen Hero? I want it to be Kenthew, yet I would love for the Altrans to mistakingly think that a British child is the Chosen Hero and this is their justification for the attack. But wouldn't it be predictable if it turned out that it was Kenthew they were after? Kenthew, a boy that's never been on his homeworld in his entire life? (2) Why are there no other countries rushing to Britain's aid? I mean, this is 2945 AD. I'm sure if aliens began to descend onto Great Britain, every other country in the planet would be jumping into their ships enroute to the island. It'd take them about thirty minutes tops to cover the distances. (3) Great Britain gets attacked...because of a prophecy. Isn't this cliched? I feel like I'm just setting this up to watch aliens zap London yet again. How do I change it? Maybe have a British commander go missing? (4) What is Helen going to do about this? If this is largely a British affair, her superiors might think she has no buisness and ground her ship. Like #3, for instance. What buisness would she have with investigating the disapperance of a British commander? That'd be like if, in our universe, a US naval ship went missing and a British commander went out of his way to investigate it, using up tax money and resources to find someone not even in the same army!