Then imagine that one day along comes a new world government and says: "You are no longer a ..." you are now a citizen of the world. This would probably freak you out, especially if you never voted for it to happen. Well that is the backdrop of the story of Olympus Union - The Past Repeated by Gary Bloom.
Now I don't usually do in depth reviews of books but in this case I'll make an exception, for I believe that at the least the attempt to look into the formation of a planetary (actually interplanetary) government to rule over all of mankind and its colonies over the solar system, is quite an interesting one. I have to warn you though, it's nowhere near the level of detail you get out f the Ender's shadow series that take you step by step through the establishment of Peter's Hegemony government on earth, it is a much more succinct deal, with a lot of holes in the chain of events leading from one place to the next and it gave me a rather hard time in piecing together what was going on in the overall scheme of things.
But I have to say that for a debut novel it was pretty good, and given that both the title and the ending imply this to be the first of a series then maybe the next ones will deal with some of the unanswered questions left hanging in the air. It has some stretches that read as an action/thriller story and others that are more of a political drama sort of thing, but once you get to balance those two in your head its quite an entertaining read and it poses some interesting questions that I sincerely hope will be answered in other books.
What do you think would happen in the transition between our multi-nation world and a single government planet?