Wandering worlds finally arrive

It took 9 months longer than I planned, but I finished Evolution Commandos:  World Hammer.  This is the second of my Tarkos and Bria books, and I intend to write at least 7 more of them.  They are quite different from Gods of Earth (which is more broodingly numinous) or my short stories (which are mostly near future hard SF).  These books (which I call the Predator Space Chronicles) are optimistic, straight up, unabashed space opera, but with a green theme:  the protagonists belong to a special elite force that protects ecosystems.

Evolution Commandos: World Hammer

The books are available on Kindle, Nook, or Kobo.  A paperback version will be available this summer, when the three Evolution Commandos books will be combined into one huge novel.

I tell people considering buying one of the PSC books to start by listening to “Asteroid Monte,” on Escape Pod.  It gives a sense of the world and protagonists.



Strange Bedfellows!

I have a story in the forthcoming collection, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS.  I just saw the cover, which I think is great, don’t you?


And with a blurb from the great David Brin!  It doesn’t get much better than that.

Hayden is a talented editor.  I appreciated his help, and you’ll appreciate his selections. I’m confident anyone interested in SF or politics (and who isn’t interested in one or the other?) will love these stories.  Not to mention, Bundoran is a small press that is keeping SF vibrant.

Audible of Gods of Earth now available

I’ve been a member of Audible for years, so I’m delighted that Gods of Earth is finally available as an Audible download here.  It’s a great pleasure to see my novel there in what I consider one of my favorite bookstores.



20 for 2

Amazon is having a promotion of twenty ebooks available for just $2.00, good till the end of November.  Gods of Earth is one of the twenty.  See:

20 Kindle Books for $2 each

That’s cheaper than two donuts, or a comic, or most packs of gum nowadays.  The siren call of literature, nearly free!

Reading and writing re: Gods of Earth

There’s still room at the October 22 reading at Fairport Brewing Company.  It’s free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged because it helps the organizers plan for the free pizza.  Register at:


It was fun to write “The Story Behind Gods of Earth” for upcoming4.me.  It allowed me to reflect on the when-the-writing’s-done moments:



October 22: Gods of Earth launch party. With artisanal beer!

Gods Of Earth (cover)My good friends Joe and Tim are going to throw a book launch party for Gods of Earth October 22; everyone is invited, and it’s at artisanal brewery Fairport Brewing Company, so there will be great beer available.  Here are the official details:

Book Launch Party

Fairport novelist Craig DeLancey will read from his novel Gods of Earth, sign copies, and answer your questions.

Open to any and all book lovers.

Artisan Fairport Brewing Co beer and copies of Gods of Earth will be available for purchase.

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 22nd from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

WHERE:  Fairport Brewing Company, 99 South Main Street, Fairport, NY, 14450, at the corner of Main Street and Church Street.  Parking available at the Village Landing.


Addendum: The organizers are hoping to get a rough head count so we know how much pizza (free to attendees!) to get.  If you’re coming, and don’t mind spending a minute helping us get the head count, please register (it takes 2 seconds) at:


A Great Reader for Gods of Earth!


I’m delighted that Nick Podehl will be reading Gods of Earth for the Brilliance Audio edition.  Nick has been the reader for bestselling authors like Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, and in fantasy, Patrick Rothfuss.  His voice will be perfect for Chance Kyrien, and he has an astonishing range that’ll really bring alive characters like the Guardian and Sarah.

I do wonder how he’ll manage a stuttering coyote….

thousands of excitement some time ago, the crippled sprint god of the biting war

So, when you write a novel, you eventually have to create lots of these ancillary documents:  descriptions, synopses, outlines, book jacket copy, and so on.  So with delight I discover that all that hard work can be simplified with (I assume) the magic of Google translator.  For someone is promoting my book (thanks!) with what appears to be a Google translation of a Google translation (my guess:  from English to Chinese back to English, but that’s just a guess).  And it’s so… distinctive.

In the pensive fatality, thousands of excitement some time ago a war versus worldly gods has grief-stricken the Come to rest, the waif witch child Turning Kyrien is adopted and raised by the Purimen, a request of stanch winemakers who hold renounced all machinery. Determined and violently devout, Turning dreams of zip but animation a good farmer and marrying the being he loves, the Puriman Ranger, Sarah Michaels. But Turning has been personal by the witches concerning the Purimen given that he has a power that may well unbalance the world, and bring again the age of the worldly gods.

Equally the crippled sprint god of the biting war attacks Chance’s lodge, the in the early hours Puriman learns that his completely long for is to travel to the pensive Numin Penalty, wherever he can covering the god of its powers and become threadbare it companion. Turning is helped in his examination by Sarah and a group of unmen that he would hold denounced as dirty balance weeks before: a vernacular coyote, an sharp machine, a witch of the nightclub that shaped the worldly gods, and the ancient anti-god known as the Guardian. Can Turning joist his good name and lie down a Puriman, as he uncovers the darkest secrets of worldly history, and fights a become threadbare that threatens to beat what association of the Earth?

All I can say is:  I couldn’t have said it like that myself.