I'm hesitant to read anything by that author. It's so unfortunate, because something I wanna expose myself to more space tactics, but the guy seems like such an asshole that it's offputting. >>42090199
Yes and yes, this is why I had them on the list! I'm leaning towards Foundation first. I can't parallel read similar-ish things, unfortunately. My brain will combine the stories. >>42090203
If no-one had replied, I'd probably have read Neuromancer first. Cyberpunk is my jam, and it's on the lips of everyone's inspiration list.
Generally, I read things in release order, and I can usually tough out mediocre first entries when necessary. I blame video games for giving me this non-skill. >>42090270
Who the fuck knows, I just assumed it was like your paladin's belt in [fantasy game]. Shield belts had rules, but I felt like they were more on the magic side. You know, like a lot of Dune.