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.

Go phish

I rarely see spam arriving in my email, due to the very good spam filters employed by both of the email services I pay for. But every now and again, something slips through. This morning, I opened my mail program … Continue reading

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Outcaste is coming!

I’ve just looked back at the date of my last blog post and wow, how did two months go by? It’s been a crazy summer, what with editing one novel and writing another, working with a new artist for Chronicles … Continue reading

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Gecko tail update

In the prior post, I predicted the gecko’s dropped tail would be stripped to bone by the end of the day. I forgot to check that night, but fortunately remembered the next morning. I say fortunate because that was the … Continue reading

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Nat Geo on the veranda

(Warning: If you dislike ants, you are not going to like the photo at the end of this post.) Last night, both of my cats were enjoying the cooler evening temperatures on the veranda while I sat at my desk … Continue reading

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Three minutes of art

Clocking in at exactly three minutes, this Volvo ad is really a short film about possibilities. It’s beautiful, with gorgeous cinematography and a whole life packed into one dream, and it made my vision blur at the end. The final … Continue reading

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Portugal wildfire (we’re okay)

I’ve had quite a few emails from readers asking if we’re okay after learning of the horrific wildfire in central Portugal. So to start out: we are fine; we live a half-day’s drive from the area where this occurred. Nor … Continue reading

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Alien: Covenant review

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW! (But not that many, really.) Alien: Covenant is great fun! …as long as you don’t bring your brain into the theater with you. Scientists and logical folks (hereafter referred to as SALFs) will be nearly as horrified … Continue reading

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A must read: “My Family’s Slave”

The ashes filled a black plastic box about the size of a toaster. It weighed three and a half pounds. I put it in a canvas tote bag and packed it in my suitcase this past July for the transpacific … Continue reading

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Curmudgeons

A friend sent this on with a sniffle warning, and she was right. But it’s a good kind of sniffling, accompanied by laughter. If you don’t mind the potty mouths of a bunch of Brooklyn natives, with an occasional Spanish … Continue reading

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Dia da Liberdade (Freedom Day)

Last night, I was brushing my teeth when our flat was rocked with a deep BOOM. “Fletcher!” my wife called. “Come here! Fireworks!” I dashed down the hall and out to our smaller veranda, where Maria was already watching the … Continue reading

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