Raymund Eich files patent applications, earned a Ph.D., won a national quiz bowl championship, writes science fiction, and affirms Robert Heinlein’s dictum that specialization is for insects.
In a typical day, he may talk with biochemists, chip designers, patent attorneys, and rocket scientists. Hundreds of papers cite his graduate research on the reactions of nitric oxide with heme proteins.
His novels include THE PROGRESS OF MANKIND (Stone Chalmers #1), the Confederated Worlds series—TAKE THE SHILLING, OPERATION IAGO, and A BODYGUARD OF LIES—and evolutionary psychology hard science fiction novel NEW CALIFORNIA.
He lives in Houston with his wife, son, and daughter.
I fell in love with science fiction from reading Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Greg Bear, Greg Benford, Robert Silverberg, and Roger Zelazny.
I earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry, so naturally enough, biotechnology is common in my science fiction. But don’t worry, you can find space travel, space battles, computers, and robots in my published fiction.
I grew up in the Midwest–in that broad swathe of America disdained by the bicoastal elites as “flyover country”–and I both understand and respect Middle America in a way too many science fiction and fantasy writers these days don’t.