Hi I have heard all the recommendations about starting a novel well with a 'punchy' beginning. Trouble is I can't figure out how to start mine. My problem is I have so much to get through at the beginning that nothing much happens, I am 10 chapters in and it all feels like character introduction and world building. I am working on a speculative future science fiction story - it has multiple character narratives (about 5-6), i.e. changes voice each chapter, and all of them are written in first person present tense (because I don't want the reader to know which one or two are going to die). Also, I have a lot of world building I need to do, because I'm looking at tying in realistic developments in world politics in the next 50-100 years, but without boring people with a "future history lesson". So it's ending up very complex. My main issue is not much is actually supposed to happen at the start - a lot of foreshadowing yes, but basically I want the novel to start very slowly and build & build until the end. I don't want to start with an action scene or something too showy because it would ruin the structure of the story. Any suggestions? I'm personally interested in the story but I feel if I don't put bells and whistles on the first page people won't stick with it until the plot starts ramping up.