First of all, it is the first part of a trilogy – I just finished the book and wasn’t aware of that.
I have to say it’s really a great book, not only for Science Fiction fans and quick to read if you manage to differentiate all characters (I have to admitt it took a little while to get used to all Chinese names :)). There are several timelines that piece by piece slowly build the story making you wondering what would happen if it all were real. So besides all scientifical aspects (science is playing a major role) it also has something philosophic for me. So definitely a recommendation from my side!