Managed to get back to the book this week. About 20,000 words into a new draft, going over everything by hand, line by line, now that I've gotten the overall structure in place and solidified.
This is going to take a *long* time. This is third, maybe fourth, draft, and there's *no* end in sight. But *nobody* is writing seriously about these subjects in fiction, and I want to do it justice. (Also this novel encapsulates my take on the RMS/FSF situation way better than screaming into the void.)