"the [science fiction] writer should be able to convince the reader (and himself) that the wonders he is describing really can come true...and that gets tricky when you take a good, hard look at the world around you."
I was intrigued by the use of the moon as the gravitational center for these habitats. It denotes a measure of distance, social and political, from the Earth.
One thing that I don't think was mentioned in the book is the fact that the lack of an atmosphere makes frighteningly low orbits possible, which would be kind of cool.
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