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.

No good deed goes unpunished

I am recovering today from a misadventure. Yesterday, while cutting through the nearby park on my regular hill walk, I came across a curious sight: a whole pile of cute, fuzzy caterpillars on the sidewalk. Given their position, I thought … Continue reading

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Raise your hand if you remember the modem dial-up tone

In this video from Wired, two sonic branding experts take us on a tour of the world’s most recognizable tones, chimes, and sound blends, and explain why they impact us the way they do. Sonic branding is designed to grab … Continue reading

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Rogue One review

We have finally seen Rogue One. Our conclusions (with mild spoilers): 1. The first half of the movie gets a 4 out of 10. Too many jumps from point A to point B to point C, no character development, cheesy … Continue reading

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How to make an author’s day

This message came in through my website a couple of weeks ago, from a reader in Seattle, Washington: I stumbled across The Caphenon when putting lesbian science fiction books on hold at The Seattle Public Library. It seems I had … Continue reading

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Math + pop music = hidden education

Popular music group OK Go, famous for their unusual and meticulously planned videos (which often put Rube Goldberg to shame) have done it again, this time with a video that explores a world we cannot see. The video opens with … Continue reading

Posted in music, science, tech | 6 Comments

This year for Christmas: CATALYST

Guess what’s coming to (an online) bookstore near you? Book 4 in the Chronicles of Alsea series: Catalyst. This is a full-length novel which takes place immediately after Without A Front: The Warrior’s Challenge. In fact, Catalyst picks up the … Continue reading

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Vellmar the Blade free giveaway (Olympics edition)

The Olympics have ended, and many of us are feeling a little post-Olympic letdown. We saw people doing practically superhuman things, overcoming incredible odds, demonstrating heartwarming acts of kindness…these are the stories that keep us watching, and now we have … Continue reading

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Chronicles of Alsea: all award finalists, all on sale

It has been a long time since I posted on this blog, and I will explain why in a future post…but in the meantime, I wanted to share some good news with everyone. All three books in my Chronicles of … Continue reading

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The camera you have

I went for a walk in the rain today, and on a whim decided to trek into a field I know well for its orchid population in spring. It’s really too soon for any orchids; they shouldn’t be there until … Continue reading

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Total shock: the new Star Wars is fun for all

This is me eating crow and being delighted to do so. My wife and and I took our kid to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens last night, and I went fully armed with my skepticism because, ya know, JJ … Continue reading

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