- The Astropathicus. Everything you ever wanted to know about astropaths, but were afraid or didn't care enough to ask. I kid. Sort of. I'm not terribly interested in Astropaths, but there might be some folks out there who are.
- 1st Class Whodunit. It really is a perplexing mystery, which breaks down in a way a case only can in the Grim Dark Future.
- Gun Battle...In...Spaaaaace! Yeah, there is a pretty decent running gun battle between the station's Arbite contingent and some mysterious assailants in the corridors and docking bays on the bastion. Cool stuff.
- Mixed Perspective. A good deal of impact is lost from that potentially awesome gun battle I referenced earlier simply by dint of the fact that the telling of it is split between a group of observers, only some of whom know what the heck is going on. That's kind of aggravating.
- Ambiguous Ending. As the book closes, you don't really know what the future holds for the surviving characters, or if the events of the book helped or harmed them. I don't know if there is a Calpurnia book subsequent to this, and Blind is not really the concrete end to the story I was hoping for.