The Caphenon

I’ve been waiting a long time to post this one.

The book cover for my new science fiction novel The Caphenon is done, and it’s beautiful. Having a ship I envisioned in my head take shape in the “real” world is a pretty amazing thing.

Those of you who know me from my online stories and who loved Without A Front will be delighted to know that The Caphenon is a prequel to that novel. I’ve created a new universe for the Alseans to live in, with the usual complications of politics and philosophy—and of course a whole lot of world-building added in.

And yes, Without A Front is next in the pipeline. It will be divided into two volumes to be published next fall. The Caphenon will be out in March 2015 in both e-book and paperback format.

The Caphenon

Here’s the blurb for The Caphenon:

On a summer night like any other, an emergency call sounds in the quarters of Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea. The news is shocking: not only is there other intelligent life in the universe, but it’s landing on the planet right now.

Tal leads the first responding team and ends up rescuing aliens who have a frightening story to tell. They protected Alsea from a terrible fate—but the reprieve is only temporary.

Captain Ekayta Serrano of the Fleet ship Caphenon serves the Protectorate, a confederation of worlds with a common political philosophy. She has just sacrificed her ship to save Alsea, yet political maneuvering may mean she did it all for nothing.

Alsea is now a prize to be bought and sold by galactic forces far more powerful than a tiny backwater planet. But Lancer Tal is not one to accept a fate imposed by aliens, and she’ll do whatever it takes to save her world.

If you’d like a sneak preview, head over to my book page at Ylva Publishing and click on “Read a PDF Online” in the Excerpts box.

You can also check out my author page, and maybe bookmark that one, because by this time next year there will be two new novels in the “Books by” section. It’s going to be a busy year!


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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10 Responses to The Caphenon

  1. Karien says:

    The long wait is almost over. Awesome stuff! Can’t wait for March!

  2. Alma says:

    Woooo! Nice cover! And the summary is great. I’m gonna mail it to Maertha since my own description of it might have been a bit crap… 😀

  3. Cathy White says:

    Tal is back! What a teaser those opening pages are. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. Glenda says:

    Geeze! It’ll be a long nearly five months to wait for the rest. Great cover.

  5. oregon expat says:

    Thanks, all! I’ll pass your commentary on to Streetlight Graphics, which somehow managed a lovely cover despite my crap ability to describe what I wanted in visual terms. I’m good with words, but not when it comes to describing graphics. And here’s a cool fact: they designed the typeface for the title and the “Chronicles of Alsea” tagline.

    I think Tal deserves a typeface of her own. 😉

  6. Lisa Shaw says:

    “Marked forever as the biggest grainbird his caste had ever produced”? Heavens to Betsy, I can hardly wait to read this one. 🙂

  7. Inge says:

    I’m curious! Congrats on this new achievement!

  8. Carys says:

    Great news. I’m looking forward to it 🙂

  9. Ana_ñ says:

    How wonderful, can’t wait until March!

  10. Sandra Berry says:

    Congratulations. Love the cover.

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