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.

DIY

All the DIY-ers out there will undoubtedly recognize aspects, if not all, of this story. It is the true-life account of our little chore last night: replacing a bare light bulb in the bathroom ceiling (made of plaster, brick, and … Continue reading

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Becoming

Once, while I worked at a public aquarium, I gathered eggs from one sea anemone and sperm from another and combined the two under a microscope. As I watched, one of the eggs divided into two cells, then four, then … Continue reading

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On being happy

Two recent events have made me pause and ponder, so if you don’t mind a little philosophy… By now, pretty much the whole world has seen the video of gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scoring a perfect 10 at the Collegiate Challenge. … Continue reading

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Winterfest! (for Mac users)

Every December, some of the best developers in the Mac community collect at Winterfest and offer their apps for 25% off. It’s a great time to pick up a program or two that you might have been thinking about but … Continue reading

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We wants it!

Speaking as an observer of Brexit (from a healthy distance), I can only say in response to today’s news: what the hell? It’s anybody’s guess as to what Theresa May thinks she can accomplish by putting off a Commons vote … Continue reading

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Celebrating the return of rights!

It has been three years since I signed away the rights to the two Without A Front books — The Producer’s Challenge and its conclusion, The Warrior’s Challenge — and those rights have now returned to me. It’s a good, … Continue reading

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Share your gifts

Woke up this morning and found this in my newsfeed, and it kind of got me in the heart. It may be an ad, but it’s an ad in the best manifestation possible: a 3-minute short story that gives holiday … Continue reading

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The kilogram redefined

This long-form article on Vox is a fascinating read on both why and how the kilogram was recently redefined. No longer based on a single plug of metal stored under lock, key, and guard, it will soon be based on … Continue reading

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Down the research rabbit hole

While writing Resilience, I needed to estimate how much maintenance a shuttle might need after each hour of space flight. As a guide, I looked up maintenance requirements of US military jets and was floored. Not my shuttle. On average, a military … Continue reading

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We’re #1! (Resilience unfolds)

Resilience was released at midnight last night, and I experienced something new and wonderful: I watched readers posting about it, time zone by time zone, as their pre-orders kicked in and the book downloaded to their e-readers. People posted images … Continue reading

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