The Worlds are the satellite homes of thousands who have left the confines of the planet Earth. Marianne O'Hara lives on New New York, the largest of the orbiting habitats. She goes to Earth to further her education, meets a diverse cast of characters and grows intellectually and emotionally.
Haldeman postulates some interesting changes in societal structure. In some ways his changes are a logical extension of some of the current political deficiencies.
The story has political intrigue with conspiracies within conspiracies while general incompetence condemns mankind.
There is action but the story is more focused on the societal changes and the development of Marianne.
I recommend the book.
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