Stuck

Oh dear. I have got myself into a bit of a tight spot with the plot. My heroes are stuck at the final battle scene and have discovered a plant that can be grown to make the matrix for storing huge amounts of charge for lasers. I know sum1 who is nanotech expert and she tells me that nanotech takes huge energy cos the nanobots are grown in vacuums. So I though cool – that means growing plants could be cheaper and faster. Problem is that on Io (moon of Jupiter) there is a thin atmosphere anyway and plants need Oxygen and light and water so actually my plot falls apart. I need some kind of reason for the plants. Its not really crucial to the plot in a logical sense but it just feels right.

I am stalled on this right now: because it is the final scene I can’t really continue until I have fixed this.

If anybody comes up with a reason, let me know. Solutions on a postcard please.

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4 thoughts on “Stuck

  1. What about silicon-based plants as opposed to carbon-based?Also, not all plants need oxygen and sunlight to survive – there are plants that thrive in sulphur emissions from volcanic activity deep beneath the ocean. And what about fungi etc.

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  2. Well funny you should say that Gary. Io is loaded with silicates on the surface – glass, clay and the like and I had this idea that the plants which are like clover or algae would have a hard outer layer which is almost like stone. So your idea has some mileage. Also Io has lots of volcanoes.

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  3. There you go – problem solved!

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