This is a cut above most kindle free SF, not only because, for one blessed moment, *there is nary a space marine in sight* . Not one! Such joy! (I am pig-sick of space marines. Come on, people, there's more to SF than bloody space navies) It's incredibly macho and hyper-violent still, which is fun. It's well-written, has some neat ideas - the especially odious fundie churches are a good twist. Most SF seems to imagine that no matter the other idiocies future humans get up to, they'll leave religion on earth, for some reason. Well worth a read. It also wraps up into a self-contained story with the promise of a sequel, rather than a cliffhanger. Like I said, a cut above. It reminds me a lot of Richard K Morgan's stuff. I'd have been happy to pay real money for this. Plz to write more of them Mr Dahlgren.