Raven’s Rook Is Now Available For Pre-Order

All the Stars are Suns ebook complete

In late ’17, I published a SciFi novel, All The Stars Are Suns using the pen name “Seaby Brown”, the first of many I hope, as my second novel is now available for pre-order. 

The plot hinges on future advances in understanding the neuro-physiology, the organization and operation, of brains, etc., taking advantage of my interest in biology and neurology.  It is set a couple hundred years into our future.  It is a story of hope for the future against dark regressive politics and intrigue.  But seriously, check it out!  You may learn more about the novel and order it from Amazon here.

RAVEN'S ROOK EBOOK 2

My new novel, Raven’s Rook will come out on Thanksgiving, the fall of ’20.  You may pre-order it from Amazon here.  It is the sequel to the first, set several thousand years into the future.  It’s a ‘coming of age’ story, of both individuals and a culture set on a far away terraformed colony.

I’m already writing my third, Skyview Keep.  It too is set in the same universe several thousand years further than the second.  No planned publishing date for it as yet.  And yes, there is yet another planned beyond it, a grand sweep of future history.


Cover Reveal

While I’m still working with my editor on the new book, Raven’s Rook, it’s time to review the new cover. What do you think of it?

15 Minutes of Fame…

Maybe you saw it?  My thoughts on where COVID-19 is taking us were included in an article collecting visions of SciFi writers in the Boston Globe:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/29/business/it-actually-may-be-end-world-we-know-it/?fbclid=IwAR0793Z4ai4CTXzPaBPDhmtbGPjWOS70XA2TFm69F5DawjhUcg6p2TB3M50

Download All The Stars Are Suns Free

What to do stuck at home this weekend? How about reading? I’m putting my SciFi novel on a special for #Covid-19 lockdown this weekend. You may download the novel for free starting Friday through Sunday (3/20 – 3/22). I just ask that you write a fair and honest review on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or Amazon (and anywhere else you think might be interested. Please share this offer?
 

Officially Retiring…

Candice eetimesI’m officially retiring from a long career in technology, primarily the electronic display and semiconductor industries.  But that doesn’t mean that I will stop working.  Like my father, Jerry, who officially retired from his career in polymer chemistry only to reinvent himself as an expert on recreational deep sea fishing and as an entrepreneur establishing a brand of high end fishing line.  I won’t be sitting at home.  I will be pursuing two post-retirement careers, one as a writer the other as a flight instructor.

I will of course, continue as an advisor to those I have have already committed, Belle Capital, Springboard Fund, and Vital Vio.  I will remain as a board member of Positive Images, a local non-profit mental health resource / drop-in center for LGBT youth.

I’ve had a long career in technology, starting in 1976 as a 19 year old administrative assistant / secretary at CMX Systems, which made computer video editing suites back when that meant a DEC PDP-11 controlling video tape recorders.  I became an electronics assembler, then a technician.  I worked for MCA DiscoVision mastering the very first video laser discs to go to market.  I worked for Conrac Video on their assembly line testing and repairing CRT monitors (remember those?).

In the ’80s, I worked at Fairchild Semiconductor in their digital test systems division designing hybrid microelectronics and supervising a prototyping fab, then worked for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in their then new packaging R&D lab.  In the late ’80s, I founded Triskon to develop a MEMS based flatpanel display technology.  We failed to get past the seed stage, though I did build a very crude operating prototype.

Starting in 1990, I worked at Planar Systems in R&D developing manufacturing technology to enable color displays.  While there, I began independent research into subpixel rendering and novel color subpixel arrangements.  In the mid-90s I worked at Photonic Packaging Technologies improving their laser diode packaging design and manufacturing line.  In the late ’90s I worked at The MicroDisplay Corp. bringing up their LCOS pilot line.

In 2000 I founded Clairvoyante to develop and license PenTile subpixel rendering technology.  Clairvoyante was acquired by Samsung in 2008.  I then founded Nouvoyance to support further development of the technology in partnership with Samsung.  In 2014, I was awarded the Otto Schade Prize by the Society for Information Display, my proudest moment, even as it coincided with shutting down most of the co-work with Samsung having successfully supported PenTile technology introduction and shipping in millions of smartphones, notebooks, tablets, laptops, etc., per year.

The past five years I’ve been consulting with various display companies, both in the US and overseas.  But that is now officially done.

I’ve worked with some amazing people over the past four decades, too many to list here.  (And if I forgot to mention a few, I would feel bad for having unintentially slighted them.)  I learned a lot from them and am grateful for their support.  Thank you.

Very Old News…

Candice eetimesMy how time flies…

I just saw an announcement from the World Technology Network that they just announced this year’s winners and new fellows… which reminded me that I am a fellow myself, though I have not been very active.  It made me nostalgic, so I checked back.  Yep, that was the year, 2005, twelve, no thirteen years ago?  That year the list for Communications Technology was:

WINNER

  • Bill St. Arnaud, CANARIE, Inc.

OTHER NEW FELLOWS

  • Vanu Bose, Vanu, Inc.
  • Thomas DeFanti, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Masayoshi Son, Softbank Corporation
  • Linus Torvalds, Open Source Development Labs
  • Candice H. Brown Elliott, Clairvoyante, Inc.

Other 2005 Nominees (Associates)
Jud Bowman
Christina Domecq
James Erickson
Dianah Neff
Greg Raleigh
Henning Schulzrinne
Igal Rotem
Carver Mead & Chris Diorio
Greg Phillips

Wow, really…. I was in the same list as Linus Torvalds and Vanu Bose?  And Carver Mead was nominated by didn’t become a fellow?  I was thought to be more worthy that Carver Mead?  Amazing!

https://wtn.net/2005/summit/finalists.htm

Now available in paperback…

My science fiction novel is now available in paperback for $7.99 for those who aren’t big fans of ebooks (or those just waiting for CLEARink to go into production… I know I’m looking forward to it).  The novel is still available as an ebook for $2.99 or FREE on KindleUnlimited.

Pre-Order NOW!

Get your e-book signed by Seaby BrownMy new novel, All The Stars Are Suns, is now available for preorder at Amazon in eBook form:  https://www.amazon.com/ALL-STARS-SUNS-Seaby-Brown-ebook/dp/B075VLHXNQ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Cover Preview

21641020_10213412191639897_3819051287457987624_oMy SciFi novel, All the Stars are Suns has been a long time coming.  We are nearly finished with editing, which has improved the writing.  I can now share a preview of the book cover here.  Looking good so far!  As soon as the final touches are done with the cover, I will be establishing an Amazon book seller’s account where you will be able to pre-order the book for release in just a month or so from now.

Women in Tech Panel at DisplayWeek

I will be on a panel, “Women in Tech” at DisplayWeek in L.A. this coming May.  Will you be there?

(Addendum 5/27/17:  The panel was too short… but some of the conversations that occurred at the reception afterwards were enlightening.)