by Roger B. White, Jr., copyright Jan 2004
Story One in the HX series
The year is 2132. Mankind is exploring and exploiting the solar system, but the process is still a slow one. Up until now, the exploration has been done with boost-and-coast rocket technology.
New things are being discovered, but John Burnmeshorts is going to go further and faster using a new propulsion technology, constant acceleration drive, and is going to find something very interesting... if his problem with a conniving relative back home doesn't torpedo his dreams.