Thanks Mach, making the transition from non-fic to fic hasn't been easy. I'm not really well read in fiction, I want to write down the math for the Lorentz transformation when I ought to be pulling a hyperdrive lever
Being as I don't have a degree, it's make it as a fiction author or bust. I'm afraid I'm a bit committed at this stage (though could still turn my WW2 novel into an argumentative history of the Eastern Front...erm I open chapters describing where particular divisions were historically, what this particular Staff Chief historically wrote in his diary about Hitler, very detailed technical research to describe a Messerscmitt landing and so on).
Your feedback is extremely helpful. Thanks again