Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie

On a random note, I finally figured out who Breq reminded me of - Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell - an androgynous AI. I found myself visualising the shifting perspectives and the setting as I would a pensive scifi anime. I need to re-read for a closer understanding of the politics but I loved the cultural aspect of the worldbuilding. Also, empires in any universe are downright chilling