I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I was going to work on reviews last night, swollen eye or no, but then the weather turned nasty. I thought my computer was a goner, but it seems to have recovered, poor geriatric thing.
I picked this as my first read of my 5-day break. The first book in the series is Consider Phlebas, but a couple people in a Habitica book group advised me to start with The Player of Games instead.
I've been wanting to read this series because I've repeatedly seen Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch books compared to it. So far, I like the way the AIs/robots are written, but I'm not sure how I feel about Gurgeh, the human main character. He's a bored gamer who seems to be emotionally removed from everything around him.