Sputniki Yupitera

Sputniki Yupitera

An interplanetary science fiction short story

Americans under the thumb of interplanetary Russians. Can they strike a blow for solar system freedom?

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About the Book

Andrew wanted a new start, far from a fallen USA under foreign hegemony. The American colony on a moon of Jupiter needed nuclear power technicians like him. To get there, he must journey for months on board a Russian ship.

Not alone. Locked in with fellow American colonists who proclaim the New Covenant, just like him. But soon he discovers they worship God and venerate the Presidents with far more piety than he feels. Can he share their intense level of faith? Or fake it?

If he fails, he’ll end up scorned by every American he’ll ever meet. For five months trapped on the ship. For the rest of his life in the cramped tunnels of a Jovian moon.

Then the leader’s beautiful and headstrong daughter enlists him in a daring plan promising new hope for Americans across the solar system.

Genre: Science Fiction
Tag: short stories
Publisher: CV-2 Books
Publication Year: 2024
ISBN: 9798877315204
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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