Hi everyone! I’ve emerged from the cave in which I get all my writing done with a new novel!

The book is called Unfiction, and my apologies if you just tried to type it and ended up getting it auto-corrected to “unification”. You have to type Unfiction about ten times before spellcheck stops trying to fix it for you.

The good news is, it’s the only book out there with this title, because I made up the word. So, searches should be pretty easy.

Here’s the official blurb:

When Oliver Naughton joins the Tenth Avenue Writers Underground, headed by literary wunderkind Wilson Knight, Oliver figures he’ll finally get some of the wild imaginings out of his head and onto paper. 

But when Wilson takes an intense interest in Oliver’s writing and his genre stories of dragons, aliens, and spies, things get weird. Oliver’s stories don’t just need to be finished: they insist on it.  

With the help of Minerva, Wilson’s girlfriend, Oliver has to find the connection between reality, fiction, the mythical Cydonian Kingdom, and the non-mythical nightclub called M Pallas. That is, if he can survive the alien invasion, the ghosts, and the fact that he thinks he might be in love with Minerva.

Unfiction is a wild ride through the collision of science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror and romance. It’s what happens when one writer’s fiction interferes with everyone’s reality.

Unfiction is the latest novel from Gene Doucette, the bestselling author of The Spaceship Next Door. 


And here is the pretty, pretty cover:

The new novel will be released on June 20th. Here are the links to preorder your very own copy.

Unfiction on Amazon

Unfiction on iBooks

Unfiction on NOOK

Unfiction on Kobo

Unfiction on Google Play


I’ll try and share some more about what this story is and where it came from in the coming weeks. I will say that if you’re here because of your love of The Spaceship Next Door, then I think you’ll be pleased.


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5 Comments

  1. Trish King on May 13, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Hoping this one will be on audio too? With Steve Carlson as the narrator? I’ve read and listened to your books multiple times, and enjoy both versions a ton. I don’t believe there is another author with your crazy imagination and relaxed writing. Love them!

    • Gene Doucette on May 13, 2017 at 10:04 am

      It will be on audio, yes! And pretty soon. I’m going to open auditions on this one. I love Steve (obviously) but I’m looking for a new voice on this one. Steve is still very much in the picture for everything else, and for future projects. You’ll also get to enjoy him narrating Fixer, which he’s busy finishing up as I type this.

  2. Robert Fisher on May 14, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Looks like an interesting book. I remember you impersonating each redsoxs player during audio broadcasts of games. Such fun. I hope this book means you haven’t really grown up.

    • Gene Doucette on May 14, 2017 at 10:57 am

      I turn 49 this week, and I would swear to you high school was a few months ago.

      • Becky Doucette on May 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

        Ew please no we both can’t be stuck in high school

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