Decided to post some of the notes I use to edit this wiki in case someone wants some day to do a complete recap of the book's story :
== Chapters ==
01 - 007 to 032 : Joshua and Sally help evacuate the Datum. The Zheng He meets with the Franklin. Nelson is visiting David Blessed.02 - 033 to 043 : Sally arrives at the GapSpace facility and meets up with her father and Al Raup.03 - 044 to0 45 : Frank wood agrees to travel to Gap Mars.04 - 046 to 051 : Lobsang and Agnes discuss in Madison West 5 while Lobsang is fixing Agnes' bike.05 - 052 to 059 : January 2045, launch of the Armstrong II and the Cernan from Capitol Hill, on Madison West 5.06 - 060 to 068 : Description of the Armstrong II. Harry Ryan expresses concerns about Bill Feng. Wu is appointed as an interface.07 - 069 to 074 : Douglas Black reveals himself to Maggie Kauffman.08 - 075 to 084 : January 2045, Joshua meets with Lobsang at Twin Falls, Idaho, and they watch the caldera. Cho-je attacks.09 - 085 to 093 : Lobsang asks Joshua to establish contact with the Next.10 - 094 to 099 : Arrival at the Brick Moon.11 - 100 to 108 : The Navy picks up Snowy.12 - 109 to 114 : Joshua recalls his first encounters with Paul.13 - 115 to 122 : Travel from the Brick Moon to Gap Mars aboard the Galileo.14 - 123 to 127 : Description of some Earths. The Navy twains pass the Gap.15 - 128 to 137 : Crab planet.16 - 138 to 141 : Landed on Gap Mars. Viktor appears.17 - 142 to 153 : Visit of Marsograd. Alexei and Sergei are introduced.18 - 154 to 158 : Joshua meets Paul and his father after Sister Serendipity's funeral.19 - 159 to 166 : Thor and Woden take off.20 - 167 to 171 : Sand-whales and sand-crustaceans.21 - 172 to 173 : Wotan Ulm discusses the soft places on TV.22 - 174 to 178 : Discovery of the purple scum worlds and the Pangean belt.23 - 179 to 185 : Cnidarian belt. Oxygen issue with Black.24 - 186 to 187 : Paul is taken to the Home.25 - 188 to 193 : Discovery of an ancient city on a Mars.26 - 194 to 198 : Another dead civilization on Mars.27 - 199 to 206 : Stop at Earth West 161,753,428. Flying-snake planet. Ed Cutler freaks out.28 - 207 to 215 : Spring 2045, Joshua visits Paul at the Home. Get arrested.29 - 216 to 225 : Encounter with the land-dragons and the sand-whalers. Monoliths. Step Day.30 - 226 to 235 : Bonsai Belt. Joe Mackenzie explains what happened with the beagles.31 - 236 to 242 : Wreck of the Armstrong I. The Napoleons.32 - 243 to 254 : Snowy finds Sam Allen.33 - 255 to 268 : When Joshua is released, he told Lobsang what happened and Lobsang contacted Nelson. Nelson visits Paul Spencer Wagoner at the Pearl Harbor facility.34 - 269 to 273 : Found the Armstrong I crew. Moon-Earth.35 - 274 to 279 : May 24th, 2045, arrival at Earth West 250,000,000. The Armstrong II drops Douglas Black and Phillip at Karakal.36 - 280 to 281 : Travelling across the Long Mars.37 - 282 to 289 : Found the beanstalk.38 - 290 to 301 : Go down the beanstalk. Piece of Woden comes down.39 - 302 to 310 : Willis picks up Sally. Death of Frank Wood.40 - 311 to 315 : Travel back to Gap Mars.41 - 316 to 323 : End of August 2045, the Armstrong II and the Cernan arrive on the Datum. Conference. Usage of nuke authorized. Roberta asks Nelson's help.42 - 324 to 328 : Next freed and brought to Happy Landings by Joshua and Sally. Navy twains arrive.43 - 329 to 335 : Ed Cutler gives the weapon to Maggie Kauffman. Mac gives the idea to organize a hearing.44 - 336 to 346 : Debate between Mac and Joshua. Joshua wins.45 - 347 to 356 : Lobsang and Agnes visit Happy Landings. Meet Rich and George. Message from the Next. Destroy the town with an asteroid.46 - 357 to 357 : End.
Of course, those lines won't mean anything to someone who hasn't read the book.