When in doubt, brainstorm. Turns out I’ve sucked up a lot more sci-fi in my time than I first thought – not all of it entirely sensible. Does anyone else out there remember The Tomorrow People? The early 90s version featuring Todd from Neighbours, not the original 70s incarnation with Peter Davison. The vaseline-edged corners of my mind remember it as being pretty good.
Anyhoo, having reminded myself I actually do have a reasonable amount of genre knowledge, I scribbled out several pages of plot and character ideas, and now some chapters are forthcoming. Isn’t the creative process magical.