Holy Geez you guys, this book. The world building in this book is so damn good. Lockstep, by Karl Shroeder.
I knew nothing about this book going in. I’d heard that the world building was good, and I love me some good world building, so I thought, what the hell. They had it at my local library, and I figured I’d pop by and pick it up.
It grabbed me right away, took me by the shoulders and screamed in my face THIS IS AN AWESOME IDEA. It is just so goddamn clever.