This absolutely epic novel by John Barnes is, well, just god damn epic. It tackles just about every theme in modern SciFi, including climate change, gender roles and identity, eithics in science, business and politics, transhumanism, globalism, the role of the United Nations, the roles and responsibilities of the media. The list goes on.
I particularlly enjoyed the character of Jessie, since I probably relate to him the most. I could write on this book for hours and hopefully will get to it later.