This author is well known for his ability to create future societies that are based on a completely different model from ours. He uses technology, social changes, and space travel to explore the possibilities of human society. This one is a complex exploration of the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence.
Here’s the bio from Amazon.
Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy. From 1991 until 2007, he lived in The Netherlands, where he was employed by The European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer.
If you like exploration of potential societies set against the background of space exploration, you’ll like this one.