The Octagonal Raven
LE Modesitt Jr
this is comparable to Gravity Dreams, but not quite so sickeningly preachy. I didn’t enjoy it at all though. In the future, humans are augmented by nanites, but the well off get more, etc, etc. A class of augments wants to become the ruling elite and attempts to use the media to do it. A younger son of one of the Big Three in the media ends up opposing them and winning. It was SO boring. I shall stick to his Corean Chronicles and Recluce stuff from now on.