J Niessen has considerable talent and a real penchant for words and ideas. Unfortunately one gets the sense of being rushed as if the author were trying to get all his ideas out as quickly as possible before he forgets them. In short, Redemption Seed should not be a short story. The book would benefit from being a book where the ideas, situations, and characters could be developed. Keep working, J Niessen. You have talent. You just need a little more time and a lot more pages.