Been reading Cryoburn; a bit over a third of the way through now.
I keep having the feeling there's some sort of subtle allegory hidden in that book. Maybe even a whole swamp-full of allegories.
Update: I must not go to the right trade shows. I occasionally get, e.g., a nifty MCU development board in my schwag bag, but I've never been to a show where anyone was handing out genetically-engineered mini-sphinxes. Nor even swamp dragons.
Anyway, a good read. Now I'm partway through the one starring That-Idiot-Ivan.