These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Hollywood Homely: When Allen sees the female Radix member, Lianna, he is at first disappointed by how plain-looking she is, then ashamed by his reaction.
Values Dissonance: Cain notices that Kwon's eyes have an "Orinetal slant". Granted, this was the first book, published in 1983.