Author Archives: Fletcher DeLancey

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.

The Warrior’s Challenge is in the wild

Without A Front: The Warrior’s Challenge has entered its pre-release phase, meaning that for the next two weeks, it is being sold in e-book format exclusively in the Ylva store. After that, it will be available everywhere, including Amazon and … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Monday

While the headlines and social media are saturated with news of the terrorists attacks in Paris, I’ve seen almost no coverage of the terrorist attacks in Beirut, which occurred one day earlier. The latest report from CNN lists 43 dead … Continue reading

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Getting a mountain fix 1: Four-in-One Cone

One thing that I really, really miss in Portugal is the presence of real mountains. Year-round streams and tall trees, too, but at least I can find those within a reasonable drive from the Algarve. Real mountains, the kind with … Continue reading

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Rain after drought = flood

After more than four months of summer drought, the Algarve has finally been getting its autumn rains. But less than two weeks of occasional squalls plus a day or two of light rain hasn’t been enough for the water to … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Monday

Our long summer drought has broken, and it has been raining off and on for two weeks now. Sometimes the rain falls in showers, other times in gully washers so ferocious that most of the town is obscured behind the … Continue reading

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On the way to Oregon

For the first several days of our trip to Oregon, we were far out of state. Our flight landed in Vancouver, British Columbia, where we spent two days before hopping the ferry to Victoria. Two days later we were on … Continue reading

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Announcing the publication of Without A Front: The Producer’s Challenge

It has been a long time coming, but I’m delighted to announce that the sequel to The Caphenon has just been released! Or perhaps I should say pre-released, because for the next two weeks, Without A Front: The Producer’s Challenge … Continue reading

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Walking at the UBC

On our second day in Vancouver, my wife wanted to visit the anthropology museum at the University of British Columbia. So we drove there, and I became increasingly enthralled as we passed along the outer edge of the campus. The … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Tuesday

Purists might object to the front-lit rocks in this image, but I love the warm tones of the boulders contrasting with the cool tones of (most of) the sky. Photo by Wayne Pinkston in what appears to be Joshua Tree … Continue reading

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The great yellow mystery

Our first day in Vancouver consisted largely of trying to stay awake long enough to start adjusting our body clocks. (Eight time zones is a killer.) Accordingly, we went for a walk in Stanley Park and admired the scenery, which … Continue reading

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