I was going to name this thread innovative plot and narrative schema, but I better not jump the gun. The idea I had was a sci-fi detective drama. It sounds weird but the concept I have for it sound quirky and interesting (to me). The novel is written in parallel with an investigator who is searching through sources (e-mails, code, letters) and communicating with other characters through letters and e-mails etc. The novel would also contain lengthy traditional narratives from the present and from the past. These would be written in the third person, while the rest of the novel is written in the first person. As the order of the sources is ordered by the progression of the investigation. Readers have to read the book in a strange order to get the full picture of what happened. Basically, the idea for the plot is this: An AI in a small artificial colony commits a string of murders and frames a single man for all of them. The investigator is dispatched from a bureau investigating AI activities to determine whether the AI was involved or not and why. That is the extent of my brainstorm. What do you think?