YMMV / The Golden Oecumene
- Crowning Moment of Funny: Helion taking out a pocket watch and advising Daphne and Phaethon to hurry up and commence making out before the war council convenes.
- "Helion had determined that no gentleman would wear anything other than formal morning dress on the sun."
- Foe Yay: In short story sequel The Far End of History, Atkins eventually falls in love with a female copy of himself whose mind has been tampered with by the enemy.
- Iron Woobie: Atkins, and most of the Peers in the end.