Yes, I’m recommending it while it’s still in prerelease and it’s book two in a series, I don’t normally do either of those things, but I read this already as part of the author’s Kickstarter, and it’s every bit as good as the first in series. If you didn’t already pick up Powers of Earth, then do it now. If you’ve already read the first, then preorder the second.
This is a modern-day The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, with the rich depth and length of a series.
Earth in 2064 is politically corrupt and in economic decline. The Long Depression has dragged on for 56 years, and the Bureau of Sustainable Research is hard at work making sure that no new technologies disrupt the planned economy. Ten years ago a band of malcontents, dreamers, and libertarian radicals bolted privately-developed anti-gravity drives onto rusty sea-going cargo ships, loaded them to the gills with 20th-century tunnel-boring machines and earthmoving equipment, and set sail – for the Moon.