Given the way space is always seen in these books as a realm with one plane, I wonder if the Poseidon flipped over and everyone had to make their way to the hull to escape. No - the gravity field flipped, so down was up! With Gene Hackman as the young street priest who yells at God.

Amazon has one customer review:

"Set in an star fairing universe but real life.I live in a university town.Academics take this serious.Rob and kill for tenure."

Actually, anything but, but otherwise, yes, exactly.