Read: 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (2013-67)
And now there's 2312.
It's a consolidation and updating of all that was being done in SF in the late '60s and early '70s: references and even namechecks include Ballard, Le Guin, Delany, Dick and many others.
But the most obvious influence is Brunner (by way of Dos Passos); Robinson has reified the technique used in the (both) USA trilogy(ies), of interspersing chapters from multiple points of view with pieces that don't exactly fit the main narrative: in this case, "Lists," "Extracts," and "Quantum Walks." (Incidentally, you may be at the last Quantum Walk chapter before you figure out what they actually contribute, which is as good an excuse for rereading as any I can think of. Certainly this book will pay rereading.)
In a future not entirely descended from that of Delany's Triton, the Solar system has been heavily colonized and altered to fit human needs. Several characters -- of whom the foremost, and most personable, is a Mercurial woman named Swan Er Hong -- meet, mix, part, meet again, in a kaleidoscoped collidoscape where the various parts add up to much more than a whole. We are told at times that the "events of 2312" are crucial to the history of the Solar system and of humanity -- well, we get several views of some of those events, but it's clear that much more is going on than we can see, and that the book actually takes place over several years, not just the titular 2312: exactly the kind of meaning-slippage that this book is, in part, about.
What is sentience? What is human?
What rights does a person, a community, a jurisdiction, have as over against those of the whole?
Can Earth be saved? Even terraformed? Should it? And by whom, and how, and what gives them the right, and who can say no?
Hard questions which the book doesn't so much answer as address. Meanings slip and characters evolve, or fail to.
An attack on Mercury's only city -- which results in that city's near-destruction but only a relatively few deaths -- launches Swan into the investigation of things she never knew were happening. The action will bring her to Saturn, to Mars, to Earth, to Venus, and back to Mercury several times, and into and out of contact with a fascinating cast of characters. There are plots that succeed, others that are foiled, and in the end something like justice is done to some of the perpetrators, but the question of what justice is, or should be, remains unanswered, as it should. Slippage.
If you can't tell, this book hit me just right in almost every possible way. It's smart, clever, and engaging all at once, and moving into the bargain. I can't recommend it highly enough.