Linda Nagata has written a crapton of books and honed her skill to perfection. The recently published Inverted Frontier, that starts with “Edges”, revisits her Deception Well universe and is the very embodiment of that. A macro scale space faring adventure that quite believably zooms thousand or so years forward into the future, and sinks you right into what life could be beyond the mundane. The tech make sense, the story makes sense, and her explorations are a feast for the eyes of mind. Twenty out of seventeen Chenzeme ships.
Thank you for scrolling to the very bottom! This list of recommendations is, of course, not exhaustive and looks only as far back as I went and copied stuff over from facebook. If you liked these, give me a shout, and I'll give you another few hundred recommendations!