This an epic work of sciencey near future space fiction and you should read it. Be warned! There is a lot of orbital mechanics jargon and hand wavy almost science stuff. A lot of the book is descriptions of stuff instead of narrative. When it is narrative it is fantastic, but if the whole book was narrative stuff it would be 4 or 5 volumes so I can understand what was done. I can forgive it's failings for it's vastness.
-- @carlrc, September 2015.