Iphigenia of Khufu

Iphigenia of Khufu

The kind of man she’d been taught to fear

Her only chance to escape her home asteroid colony and choose a life for herself.

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The kind of man she’d been taught to fear.

Her only chance to choose a life for herself.

Hiding behind a tank of molten uranium salts, Iphigenia’s chewed
fingernails gripped the radiation shielding and her dark eyes watched
the man she both craved and feared to talk to.

Inside the dock, the spacejock did maintenance work on his ship. His
oval face clashed with his haircut, buzzed on the sides and long enough
on top for his brown hair to float like seaweed. Wiry mustache and
beard. Cargo pants and multi-pocket vest over a threadbare T-shirt. Not
handsome, not at all.

But she didn’t care about his looks. The way he would care about
hers, if he saw her.

The spacejock was about to round the curve of his hull out of her
sight when her fingers lost their grip on the shielding. She shifted her
grip to her other hand. Soundlessly. She thought.

Without turning his gaze away from his ship, the spacejock said
across the echoing space, “Are you going to show yourself?”

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Genre: Science Fiction
Tag: short stories
Publisher: CV-2 Books
Publication Year: 2023
ASIN: B0CF822N66
ISBN: 9798856743158
List Price: $7.99
eBook Price: $0.99
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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