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LU Mary and John Gray Library presents Chuck Royston book signing and reception

Lamar University’s Mary and John Gray library and the Office of Alumni Affairs will be hosting a book signing and reception for Chuck Royston author of the novel “The Black Chip” at 7 p.m., November 15, on the 6th floor of the library.

Royston received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lamar University in 1961. Six weeks after graduation, he began work in Seattle on the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command Minuteman Missile program where he taught inertial navigation to Air Force techs. In 1964, he was hired to help design the Apollo communications system by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

“The Black Chip” is a techno-thriller (with a touch of medical mystery) fiction novel that is based in Dallas during the turn of the 21st century. It involves the illegal use of DOD’s GPS Satellite Tracking System and the surreptitious implanting of microchips where the implanted microchip can not only track an unsuspecting victim using GPS but also send a charge directly into the victim’s brain, resulting in instant death. Two Dallas physicians, Stuart Young and Mitch Mitchell, team up with Dr. G.P. Hawkins, to try to shed light on the mystery.

Royston will talk about his experience as a Lamar undergraduate, his professional career and the book and how it came to be. For any more information or details about Royston or the book please contact or (936) 336-2265.