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.

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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The Caphenon on sale today

Looking for holiday gift ideas? How about The Caphenon ON SALE for today only at Ylva’s Super Sunday sales. A different book is featured every Sunday this month, today it’s The Caphenon, and the price is just $2.99. That is … Continue reading

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Not-quite-wallpaper Monday

While looking around for wallpapers today, I came across this video, which is essentially 5:30 minutes of non-stop wallpapers that track a trail runner on his run up Suilven Mountain in the Scottish Highlands: Suilven: The Trail Runner” is a … Continue reading

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That other rocket company

Though Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been getting most of the press regarding the technological race to create reusable rockets, they’re not the only game in town. Some other guy named Jeff Bezos, better known as the founder of Amazon.com, has … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Monday

Filed under “Looks Like A Painting” — the Bisti Badlands in New Mexico, with a bit of gorgeous Milky Way thrown in for good measure. This photo is a sci-fi story waiting to happen… (Click the image to embiggen. Photo … Continue reading

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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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