Raymond Vogel

Biography

Raymond Vogel is the kind of writer that sneaks out of bed late at night to capture an idea he had, the kind that likes going to airports to create imaginary characters out of the interesting people he sees.

His first book, "Matter of Resistance," was first written in 2007 while Raymond was working as a Systems Engineer on the NASA Orion Program. Taking part in the time-honored custom of daydreaming at his desk, he imagined a world in the long-distant future where humanity had not only settled on Mars but had become something different - something greater. The book was first self-published in 2011 and remained that way for a year. And, although it was very well received, the book has been rewritten in its entirety (while keeping the plot virtually unaltered) to reflect several years of learning from great writers.

His second book, which still lingers in draft form in desperate need of attention, involves the desperate struggle of a group of angry teenagers to fight back against Earth's mind-controlling alien overlords.

Today, Raymond is the owner AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. - a small, new publishing company with stellar ambitions. He lives in Tennessee, trying desperately with his wife to keep up with their three daughters and their active imaginations.

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Books

A Dangerous Mistake
Price: Free! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.50)
On a late night drive from the Nashville airport, Larry is followed a bit too closely for comfort. He will find out just how easy and dangerous it can be to succumb to fear’s blind momentum. A free short story.
Crossing The Divide
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Bedtime stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Two young girls brave the darkness of the hallway to escape their frightful beds. It will take all of their wits and resolve to make it to the safety of their parents’ room. A short story.
Best Of You
Price: Free! Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A megalomaniac 13-yr old is ready to usher humanity into its next phase in history. His first step will be eliminating his future competition. A short story.
Awoken
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
Tony’s strange dreams are more vivid than most, and his brush with death takes him an uncomfortable step closer to knowing what they really mean. A short story.
And Guest
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A virus has given the gift of eternal youth to the world. In the kill-or-be-killed aftermath, Tom is trying to escape the city-sweeping rioters near his apartment in Long Beach. A short story.
Matter of Resistance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00)
"... the twisted carcass and its growing cloud of metallic entrails looked less and less like the ESF ship that had previously been orbiting Mars." The science fiction imagining of a former rocket scientist, Matter of Resistance pushes technology and human nature to the limits as it chronicles our Mars settlement's struggle for independence from Earth.

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