The Glitter Band was a collection of roughly ten thousand orbital habitats around Yellowstone. Policed by the Panoply, the only rights guaranteed to any citizen were the right to vote and the right to unobstructed access to abstraction. The laws of individual habitats varied wildly, up-to-and-including voluntary tyrannies, as the overarching philosophy of Demarchy -- which held unassailable dominance during the Belle Epoque -- encouraged experimentation with social systems.
In the early 25th century the Glitter Band housed a population of roughly one-hundred million.
- Ruskin-Sartorious Bubble
- House Perigal
- Carousel New Seattle-Tacoma
- The Chevelure-Sambuke Hourglass
- Szlumper Oneill
- House Aubusson
- Carousel New Brazilia
- House Flammarion
RS Glossary entry
- Revelation Space universe - RS Glossary - G, AlastairReynolds.com, the official website of Alastair Reynolds