One of the things that I find hard to deal with is delivering information to a reader in a way that isn't just like reading a text book or stereo instructions. If it's medical or scientific, it sometimes comes across as bland and almost always takes the reader out of the story for a bit. It's hard to integrate into dialogue without it feeling forced. You can use a narrator, but starting off a story with technical details seems like a sure way to turn people off. But what to do if some of those details are essential to understanding the main story? Anyone have any ideas? Maybe some examples from literature I could turn to? The current story I'm trying to finish starts off with exposition from an undisclosed narrator. Seems like there's got to be a better way.