A Mighty Fortress

A Mighty Fortress

They would transform a barren rocky world into a refuge for faith and life. Or die trying.

When Melanchthon arrived at the dim red star after a forty-year journey, Theodore awoke from suspended animation eager to implement the Lutheran Interstellar Terraforming Society’s plan to transform a barren rocky world into New Augsburg, a refuge for faith and life.

A challenging plan, made more challenging by other members of his own expedition.

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When Melanchthon arrived at the dim red star after a forty-year journey, Theodore awoke from suspended animation eager to implement the Lutheran Interstellar Terraforming Society’s plan to transform a barren rocky world into New Augsburg, a refuge for faith and life.

A challenging plan: move an icy asteroid billions of miles, quickly convert the asteroid into new seas and a breathable atmosphere for the rocky world, then seed the surface with life. Yet Theodore felt confident in his team’s ability to complete the mission.

A challenging plan, made more challenging by other members of his own expedition.

A short novel of technological wonder and human intrigue, by the author of The Confederated Worlds and the Stone Chalmers series.

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Genre: Science Fiction
Tag: short novels
Publisher: CV-2 Books
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: B07NGNMKJQ
ISBN: 9780999101681
List Price: $11.99
eBook Price: $1.99
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About the Author
Raymund Eich

Raymund Eich is a science fiction and fantasy writer whose middle American upbringing is a launchpad for journeys to the ends of the universe.

His most popular works are military science fiction series The Confederated Worlds (novels Take the Shilling, Operation Iago, and A Bodyguard of Lies) and the Stone Chalmers series of science fiction espionage adventures (novels The Progress of Mankind, The Greater Glory of God, To All High Emprise Consecrated, and In Public Convocation Assembled). He has over ten other published book-length works and more than thirty published short stories. His short fiction has appeared in Odyssey, Analog, and the anthology Surviving Tomorrow, and has earned honorable mentions and a semi-finalist award in the Writers of the Future contest. His works are available worldwide in ebook, trade paperback, and audiobook editions.

His most recent prior novel, Exploration 2127, was published in October 2021 by CV-2 Books (https://cv2books.com).

After circling the world by age five, he grew up in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri. He earned a B.A. and a Ph.D., both in biochemistry, from Rice University. Though he’s no longer a working scientist, hundreds of papers cite his graduate research on the reactions of nitric oxide with heme proteins.

In addition to his writing career, he works in patent law, won a national quiz bowl championship, is a husband and father, and affirms Robert Heinlein's dictum that specialization is for insects.

He lives in Houston with his wife, son, and daughter. His last name has one syllable and is pronounced “eye-sh.”

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