John Altson retired from IBM in 2010 after more than twenty years of exposure to IBM's cutting-edge technology. His involvement with IBM Research is reflected in many of the concepts put into play within his two latest novels, The Id from Eden and Luke2. Additionally, John has published two children's books: What Happened to Grandpa? A child views the hereafter through the world's major religions was published in 2009 and The A to Z of Forgotten Animals was published in 2010. John has a degree in mathematics from Hunter College in New York City and is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics Honor Society. He has been called upon to be a guest lecturer at Harvard University.
Bob Lee retired from IBM after over 30 years with the company. During that time, he held various technical and marketing jobs, including product development, brand management and personalized web campaign development and deployment. His work with IBM Research included creating multiple versions of IBM's computer speech recognition products, as well as demonstrating a simplified version of IBM's Deep Blue AI computer program to high schools during National Engineering Week. Bob holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, and a Master of Science in Teaching (Mathematics) from Pace University. Bob also holds a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo. This is his first novel, but he has been an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction literature since he was a child.