Jim Beckett grew up in a military household, living in Hawaii, Japan, Turkey and less exotic locations across the United States. After earning a degree in Organic Chemistry, Dr. Beckett began his career as a research chemist. Technical writing and executive communications were always an integral part of Jim's career. Now he prefers to escape into the world of fiction and particularly science fiction, when he can.
When Amanda Murphy accepted the command of a new spaceship that would test Earth’s revolutionary new propulsion system, she didn’t bother to ask why she was selected over veterans with more rank and seniority. Until, that is, she learned that her new command would be totally under the control of a computer. The ship moves too fast for human control. So what happens if something goes wrong?
Proton, protector of the innocent and oppressed, roams the world of Chem fighting evil and injustice. But if she can't escape the ambush she has wandered into, all life on Chem will be in peril. An adult story for those who appreciate chemistry.