Nine Views of Transco Tower, by Iak/Sohu

Nine Views of Transco Tower, by Iak/Sohu

He plotted against a billion years of benevolent tyranny

His position as a secret agent for the Ramuhlruus, Earth's alien overlords, gives him the perfect cover to conspire against them. But can he meet his contact before the Ramuhlruus uncover his secret agenda?

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About the Book

An alien artist’s works.

A once-great city.

The freedom of humankind.

Decades ago, the Ramuhlruus ended the quarantine of Earth and
inducted humankind into the galactic community. They offered peace,
prosperity, virtual reality, and immortality to all humans… wealth and
privilege to a select few…

In exchange for a billion years of stagnation.

Now, a son of privilege returns to Earth. His position as a secret
agent for the Ramuhlruus gives him the perfect cover to conspire against
them. A set of famous images by alien artist Iak/Sohu give him locations
around a once-great city to meet his contact.

Can he find his contact, and give hope to the few human beings who
still seek adventure among the stars? Or will the Ramuhlruus and their
human quislings uncover his secret agenda and erase his mind?

Genre: Science Fiction
Tag: short stories
Publisher: CV-2 Books
Publication Year: 2011
Format: ebook
Length: short story
ISBN: 9781718107458
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 (

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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