Thanks for reading! I'm developing a sci-fi story with an alternate Earth type setting. The set up of the main character and his life, as well as how this world works, is carrying me beyond the first third of the book that's usually earmarked for this sort of thing. However, the supporting cast members are involved in a building crises (in crises from the get-go) that directly affects the main character, but that he has no idea is about to crash down upon him. My question is, what does everyone think about a delayed "inciting incident" for the main protagonist if the plot's inciting incident happens fairly early on? Is this dramatic irony or bad pacing?