I'm finally getting around to writing that sci-fi I always talked about, and what I have now is a POV from the perspective of one of the two pilots of the Santarnica (the ship) as he's preparing the ship to descend to a Scotia Galactic Naval Base. My idea as of now is to use William (the pilot) as a way to introduce to the reader the world they're entering. We learn what he's doing, what year this story is set, and, in general, what the Earth is like (ie, they're in the Scottish Empire, etc.) The problem is, while he does show up again and is one of the central figures of the story, he's not the main POV. That belongs to my main protagonist, Captain Helen Chert of the Santarnica. Plus, readers may expect that HE is the protagonist, since at least half a chapter centers around him, not Helen, so when we finally get into her shoes, they might not like it and end up missing William as they would know more about him than her. A solution could be that I just have him talk about her a bit, or maybe she actually shows up and talks to them. Thoughts?