Raymund Eich

Biography

Raymund Eich files patent applications, earned a Ph.D., won a national quiz bowl championship, writes science fiction and fantasy, and affirms Robert Heinlein's dictum that specialization is for insects.

In a typical day, he may talk with university biology and science communication faculty, silicon chip designers, patent attorneys, epileptologists, and rocket scientists. Hundreds of papers cite his graduate research on the reactions of nitric oxide with heme proteins.

He lives in Houston with his wife, son, and daughter.

Where to find Raymund Eich online

Where to buy in print

Series

Stone Chalmers
Earth barely survived the 21st Century. Biotechnological and nuclear terrorism, civil war, famine, and ethnic cleansing killed billions. Thousands fled on warpdrive ships to colonize planets around distant suns. In the 22nd century, after the United Nations established control over Earth, it opened wormhole links to the distant colonies, to prevent a repeat of the previous century's chaos on a galactic scale. Enter operative Stone Chalmers. Spy. Assassin. Instrument maintaining the UN's order on the settled galaxy. Opposing him are hostile forces on colony worlds... and within the UN itself.
The Complete Science Fiction Stories
From the day after tomorrow on Earth to alien worlds centuries in the future, every story ever published by a fresh, distinctive voice in science fiction.
The Confederated Worlds
A thousand years from now, while Earth sleeps in virtual reality, three polities—the Confederated Worlds, the Unity, and the Progressive Republic—strive to connect the scattered, terraformed worlds of humankind by artificial wormholes. When they meet, they clash, in a decades-long struggle of arms embroiling the settled galaxy, in which dedication to duty liberates worlds—and oneself.
The Merchant Cities
From tundra to desert, from prairies to rainforests, the trade routes of Ganelerdos converge at Sparrenfor, Enelarmos, Larpektis, and Torg-ra-Honnet—the Merchant Cities. Fair exchange offers prosperity to the creative and industrious, whether human or elemental, and unearned riches to the ambitious and greedy.
A River Through Earth
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Five From the Borderlands
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,410. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2020 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From both sides of the border, five science fiction short stories about Mexicans and Americans.
Progress, Glory, Consecration, Convocation: The Complete Stone Chalmers Series
Series: Stone Chalmers. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 215,910. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Complete four-novel series in one ebook edition! Earth barely survived the 21st Century. Nuclear terrorism, civil war, and famine killed billions. Thousands fled on warpdrive ships to planets around distant suns. Enter operative Stone Chalmers. Spy. Assassin. Instrument maintaining the UN’s order on the galaxy. Opposing him are hostile forces on colony worlds… and within the UN itself.
AffEctive Disorder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2020 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Writers of the Future semi-finalist A hard-boiled private eye meets a high-tech mystery, in this short story by the author of the Stone Chalmers interstellar espionage series A multi-millionaire heiress commits suicide after a biotech company implants an experimental treatment device in her brain. But the PI digging up dirt on her "grieving" lawyer husband finds much more....
Constitution 2050
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2020 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
In these five stories, Raymund Eich posits new amendments to the United States Constitution. Amendments written to better bestow the blessings of liberty on the American people and their posterity. Amendments that those same American people, ranging from common men and women to Presidents, try to evade for personal gain.
Strike Prices
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2019 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Amer earned a very lucrative living by protecting large corporations from terrorist attacks… and investing wisely, through short sales and put options, on companies that failed to heed his offered "protection." But nothing prepared him for rival entrepreneurs who hit very close to home.
The Reincarnation Run
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,660. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2019 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Solitary spacejock Landry Krieger boosted his income by smuggling people past the watchful eyes of governments, in hiding places he built in his ship, Midnight Angel. When the priests of Tao Pacem sought him out, his first instinct was to say no. He'd had enough experience with religious leaders to last a lifetime. Then he met one of their oppressors....
Lyin' EIAS
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2019 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Smart contracts, biometrics, blockchains? Ashley didn't understand how Eric, the CEO of Enforced Interpersonal Agreements Systems—EIAS—earned his wealth, but she could still spend $25,000 a month now and take $10 million in a divorce settlement in a decade. A long decade, bound to an older man who didn't love her.
A Mighty Fortress
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2019 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Theodore and his team would turn a barren world into a refuge of faith and life. Or die trying.
Stage Separations
Series: The Complete Science Fiction Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,800. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In these pages, you can... ...race against time to solve mysteries hidden in a planet's vast desert—and in a woman's heart ...learn the true story of a president's assassination ...journey 14,000 miles to a high-tech fountain of youth ...win or go "home"—to an Earth you've never seen and explore six other worlds created by a distinctive voice in twenty-first century science fiction.
The Ultimate Wager
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2018 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Sports
The ultimate flying disc team from the human settlement journeyed to the alien planet’s lowlands with one mission: win or go “home”—to an Earth the young team had never seen.
In Public Convocation Assembled
Series: Stone Chalmers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,450. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2018 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Back in New York after his latest mission, Stone must make contact with a UN insider playing a double game. If he succeeds, he will bring to fruition a plan months in the making across thousands of light-years. A plan that will transform Earth and the settled galaxy forever.
To All High Emprise Consecrated
Series: Stone Chalmers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,690. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2018 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Earth barely survived the 21st Century. Now, in the 22nd, after unifying Earth, the UN has rediscovered the colony of Minerva. Prosperous and technologically advanced, Minerva quickly submits to UN supremacy. Surprisingly quickly...
The Greater Glory of God
Series: Stone Chalmers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Earth barely survived the 21st Century. Thousands fled the chaos on rogue warpdrive ships to settle colony planets. When Earth reunified in the 22nd, its fleets rediscovered the colonies and hunted down the warpdrive ships. Every warpdrive ship but one.
The Progress of Mankind
Series: Stone Chalmers, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 55,200. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Operative: Stone Chalmers Codename: Hybrid Cover Story: Hypnotically implanted and genetically engineered Mission: Investigate death of operative Dragon on New Moravia. Stone uncovers far more than an operative’s murder. He plunges into a race against the clock to defeat rebels seeking to kill UN heads of state--and tens of thousands of colonists. Rebels aided by a traitor within the UN’s ranks.
Worldship Triplets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Some things only a child can see... The Electrotelepathic Community bound Henri to the Unity and brought news of the Unity's many victories against its galactic rival, the Tiánquán. Henri's son Luc, only six years old, remained disconnected from the Electrotelepathic Community. Disconnected, Luc could see in the central tunnel of their worldship things the Unity wanted its citizens to never see.
Ted Williams Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Sports
Cooper could be the first player in a century to bat .400. If he kept secret his biotechnologically-enhanced vision.
The Confederated Worlds: Take the Shilling, Operation Iago, and A Bodyguard of Lies
Series: The Confederated Worlds. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 228,120. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The first three Confederated Worlds novels in one volume, in a series Analog called “[U]nusual among military science fiction for its concentration on the psychology and politics of societies in conflict.” Includes Take the Shilling, Operation Iago, and A Bodyguard of Lies.
A River Through Earth
Series: The Merchant Cities. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,660. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Scorned by his father, mocked by his older brother, Woldirek Hansar rides with a caravan into a desolate wasteland. He emerges with a bold plan to make House Hansar the most prosperous family in the Merchant Cities. A plan to transform the continent of Ganelerdos forever.
The Malabar Coast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Travel 14,000 miles to a high-tech fountain of youth. Wonder and dread combine in a near future tale of vast medical opportunities... and shadowy figures out to deny those opportunities to the world.
The Everpink Slaughter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
One bitterly cold Iowa night, an assailant slits the throats of twenty genetically modified pigs. Pressured by a giant biotechnology company and the county's power brokers, Deputy Matt Schaffer must untangle a web of clues to find the assailant--and bring justice to a desperate small town.
A Bodyguard of Lies
Series: The Confederated Worlds, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,030. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Return to the Confederated Worlds in the thrilling sequel to Take the Shilling and Operation Iago. Assigned to the halls of power, Capt. Tomas Neumann discovers a shocking truth, and journeys from luxurious temples to secret police brain scanning chambers in a desperate mission to prevent the destruction of the Confederated Worlds.
Pase de un Día
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
A billion Third Worlders wanted to work in the United States. As a lucky holder of a daypass, Chalo had the opportunity to teleport to his job, unless he overstayed his shift. Or lost his daypass.
Carnival in Sorgenbach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hans returned from the Great War, haunted. Not only by the horrors of the trenches, but haunted by visions of a more terrifying war to come. Would the parties and parades of Carnival 1919 offer him love and hope? Or doom him and his country to the devastation he foresaw?
The ALECS Quartet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
He had a month to learn the planet's secrets - and Juliette's. His Cover Story: Return to Elard to dismantle his sect's missionary work to the planet's natives. His True Mission: Investigate decades-old mysteries of love and death. His Objective: Return to Earth with his discovery - if he can.
Operation Iago
Series: The Confederated Worlds, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,670. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Confederated Worlds lost the war. Can Lt. Tomas Neumann win the peace? By the terms of the peace treaty, the citizens of Arden will vote to stay in the Confederated Worlds or join the victorious Progressive Republic. Only newly-minted Lieutenant Tomas Neumann stands against elusive, deceptive foes out to tilt Arden to the Progressive Republic—and turn the Confederated Worlds against itself.
Private Keys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
"Now that I am dead, I can tell you everything about my husband’s assassination." Everyone remembers President Fletcher's assassination. Most remember his murderer, one of millions of underemployed young men in a world run by the unaging, took First Lady Miranda Fletcher's college course on violent regime change. None know the truth she took to her grave. Until now.
A Prince of the Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A king inclined contrary to nature. A foreign-born queen confined to the palace. A kingdom desperately needing an heir. Two courtiers ask Keladon, retired battlemage and the king's bastard half-brother, to impregnate the queen. But he must do far more to stop a conspiracy of magic and murder threatening the kingdom's survival - and the woman he comes to love.
There's No "I" In Teamosalynol
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
At the start of the basketball season, Coach Huffman expected the usual from the Spiders—bickering stars and missed playoffs. The team's new owner, a pharmaceutical tycoon, planned to turn things around with "team chemistry." But even if all the Spiders' players took a drug promoting player cooperation, their arch-rivals, the Netrunners, would use every trick to repeat as league champions....
The First Voyages: The Complete Science Fiction Stories 1998-2012
Series: The Complete Science Fiction Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,460. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Join a double agent seeking to free Earth from alien tyranny. A Red Army pursuing the retreating Germans—across Transylvania. A mission to gather helium from the photosphere of the sun. A scientist who sees the last thing she expects: Christ's empty tomb.
Take the Shilling
Series: The Confederated Worlds, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Confederated Worlds implanted in his brain the skills to make him a soldier. He had to learn for himself how to survive interstellar war.
La Rubia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Francisca's small settlement of Mexican refugees needed help defending itself from pirates roving the asteroid belt. But what would she do when the only help was offered by a European renegade whose combat robot had destroyed Mexico and killed her son?
Katalysis' Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
In its off-line data vault in Vienna, the biotech company Katalysis hid a gene therapy technology that could cure diseases and remake people into strange new forms. Could two young American hackers, and a jaded European agent, work together to penetrate the company's vault and release that new technology to the world?
The Imitation of Christ
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In an artificial world whose inhabitants used advanced neurotechnology to implant skills and habits in playing status games, Pavel trumped all his friends by making himself believe in Christianity. But whether true or false, his new faith wielded a power over Pavel's mind neither he nor his friends expected....
The van der Rohe Forgery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Asteroid colony dwellers Johan and his wife, Andrea, scored the ultimate bargain: Barcelona chairs, designed by historically famous architect Mies van der Rohe and built over a century ago and hundreds of millions of miles away on Earth. Their friends would envy them.... ....until an appraiser told them the Barcelona chairs were fakes.
On the Road to Sibiu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Romania. August 1944. The Red Army pursues the retreating Germans. Captain Khavanov's orders: occupy an old fortress on the road to Sibiu, to secure the Red Army's supply line. In the fortress lived a frail old man. What about him drew the interest of a commissar from division headquarters? And why did Khavanov's men disappear one by one?
New California
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,720. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
After New California's founder committed suicide, two men vied to rule the colony. Ashwin George, supported by the colony's elite and Tián Quán, the Chinese company whose hyperdrive ships and intelligent robots dominated the galaxy. Desmond Park, nanotechnology engineer, armed with a shrewd intellect, the loyalty of the colony's youth, and the most formidable weapon of all. A single idea.
The Blank Slate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,400. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A neuroscience entrepreneur must stop a tyrannical president after giving him power over the human mind.
Mike Fink Goes To Big Bend
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Characters from American, Mexican, and Native folklore meet in southwestern Texas in the 21st century, in this whimsical fantasy by the author of NEW CALIFORNIA and the Confederated Worlds series.
Selling Short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » African American fiction » General
After Marqus joined the Coronado's crew, the ship set off on a mission promising huge profits: harvesting helium from the sun to deliver to the Venus terraforming project. But the promise of profit existed because Venus' enemies hunted and destroyed helium haulers around the solar system. Enemies who might control a spy onboard the Coronado. A spy only Marqus could find and stop.
Nine Views of Transco Tower, by Iak/Sohu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
His position as a secret agent for the Ramuhlruus, Earth's alien overlords, gave him the perfect cover to conspire against them. But could he meet his contact before the Ramuhlruus uncovered his secret agenda?
The White Witch of Bendugu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the rebel leader liberated the town of Bendugu, he made a shocking discovery: a secret clinic, engaged in illicit cloning experiments for the benefit of a global elite. Yet even more disturbing was his encounter with the clinic's proprietress....
The Evidence of Things Seen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
When a young scientist turns her new invention, the chronoscope, to 1st century Palestine, she finds the result she least expected--Jesus of Nazareth's empty tomb.

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