This was a pretty solid read, interesting story line and good world-building. The writing style was not my favorite with so many paragraphs consisting of one short quip by the character and then a few sentences of the character's thoughts adding further context. Sometimes it seemed like a really tedious way of revealing the "world" to the reader.
I started out thinking that the book probably won so many awards on a sort of "social justice" basis. It seemed like a passably strong story, but I speculated internally that it might have been taken to award-worthiness by virtue of the strong female leads and non "white male" author. These were unnecessary bitter thoughts and I left them behind as I got further into the book, please forgive me. I still regard it as interesting that this book is different than so much (older, male-centric) sci-fi, containing homo, trans, and three-way relationships. And the book is probably good enough to win awards without standing on a pedestal of social justice feel-goods.