There's gonna be some upcoming chapters filling in the late 50's and how Galtville comes to be, but after some background I'll be wanting to get into the rise (?) of Objectivist Katanga in the early 60's. It sure is a lot more fun to write! You're also right on the other point- no, they aren't "mundanes"....yet. Hey, Kurtz went into the jungle with good intentions, too, right? EDIT: I'd actually like to ask about structure. I'm writing these things as they come to me, with a rough chronology that I'm trying to stick to and be coherent. So far, any inconsistencies about place names/legal status are intentional. Is my hopping around style of writing distracting? I'm afraid of getting "stuck" if I do chronological- after all, there's only so many "Ayn Rand scheming with economists and Belgian mining executives" scenes in me, and I love to skip ahead to the cooler, action-y stuff.