Well, I'm quite surprised too. I wasn't sure if the style would appeal to anyone besides myself - I read alternative history novels and I'm always far more interested in the appendices which set out all the background history and development. So when I started to have a go at writing an "alternative winter war novel", I started with the appendices first to set out all the background and developments in detail that would otherwise have rated a mere reference. That said, the appendices have kind of taken on a life of their own and I'm finding out all sorts of information - like all this stuff on the Finnish forestry industry. And thinking thru "now how do you tweak that to give Finland an advantage" - take the Body Armour for example, unless you know the Finnish forestry industry was a world leader, the resin-based body armour seems implausible - but once you know all the details, its actually quite feasible... and ice roads ... and a few more things in the pipeline... All of that aside, I'm happy people are enjoying it and that there are others out there with the same fascination with an alternative approach to the Finnish Winter War Now that's funny!!!! But think of it as very useful and interesting background information for the Main Act. With a side-bar being a "kind-of" education in Finnish history, economics, government and society - altho many of the tweaks are obscure enough that if you're not Finnish (or have a good knowledge of all of the above), you may never get them. I'm thinking now I should forward your comment to the Finnish Tourism Authority and make a plug for sponsorship .