So I have a Catholic Luddite
protagonist in a Post Cyber Punk
future, where Earth has just been informed of the existence of a Humanoid Alien
race by an interstellar transmission from an as-yet-unidentified source. A lot of humans in this world have electronically augmented intelligence, and thus are Genre Savvy
to a frightening*
extent - they quickly assembled a One World Government
and sent out an automated ship to investigate the aliens covertly.
By the time the story proper starts, they have learned several things about the aliens:
In response, they prepare to send the Cool Starship
to contact the aliens properly For Science!
. However, they plan to do so by producing a Masquerade that they are actually another tribe of the same species, and hide the fact they're from space.
The protagonist comes in when an Alien Spy convinces him to apply to join the mission.
However, at the same time, they convince the protagonist that the mission organizers are planning something not in the best interests of the aliens they're visiting, despite the public line being that it is "For Science!
In the current revision of the story, she tries to convince him that the original transmission was actually from God,
or possibly one of His representatives. (The protagonist is sceptical about this, but is Distracted by the Sexy
enough to not consider her argument thoroughly) She then goes onto suggest that Humans Are Bastards
will apply, and that unless he goes on the mission and reports back to her and her associates
, humans will corrupt the aliens down to their level, possibly causing them to Fall if they haven't already.
And thus begins the Windmilling
Is this interesting and/or plausible?
(Or does anyone have a suggestion for how to make it more believable?)
edited 9th Feb '13 6:30:46 PM by Yej