The Apocalypse Seven: Welcome to the apocalypse!

Well folks it took a while, but it’s finally happening: Welcome to release day for The Apocalypse Seven!

I figured we’d get here eventually, but I didn’t expect it to feel quite as long as it felt. But then, there was a pandemic between the time I wrote it and the time we published it, and for a while there it seemed as if every day was a week. Also, I’m kind of impatient by nature, which is what happens when one is accustomed to publishing immediately, as I have been known to do with my self-published line of books. I’ve been waiting since May of 2019 for you guys to read this, and that’s way longer than usual for me.

I really hope you enjoy it.

Not that I haven’t been busy in the run-up. The Apocalypse Seven is officially my fourteenth published novel (I’m counting novellas and novelettes in a separate category—if I didn’t it would be my 22nd) but when I finished writing it, it was my eleventh. Between the May of two years ago and now, I wrote and published the final book in the Immortal fantasy series (Immortal: Last Call) and the first two books in a new hard sci-fi series called Tandemstar. (I’m working on the third right now.) Throw in the two novelettes published during that gap—Schrödinger’s Catastrophe and Hypnopompic Circumstance—and I think it’s fair to say writing has been my pandemic coping mechanism.

There will be a blog tour! In fact, it started yesterday, May 24th, and will run through June 4th. All the details can be found at JeanBookNerd, along with a chance to win a free copy of the book. It’ll be a fun combination of interviews and reviews.

There will also be a couple of virtual events! One I’m particularly excited about is taking place on June 4th at 7 PM PT (4 PM ET). I’ll be talking (virtually) with none other than NYT bestselling author Scott Sigler, who has graciously agreed to interview me for the event. Anyone can attend! You can register by clicking on the link below.

Virtual Event: Gene Doucette discussing Apocalypse Seven

There’s at least one more virtual event on the calendar and a podcast interview, so stay tuned for those details!

Finally, if you’ve found your way here because of The Apocalypse Seven, welcome! I hope you enjoy it, and if you do, I hope you check out my other books. (Which ones? The Spaceship Next Door is a good starting point if you’re looking for similar sci-fi.) And feel free to let me know what you think of my version of the apocalypse!

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  1. Jessica on February 18, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    This book needs to be made into a limited series on some streaming place!! It would be so good. I’m about halfway through and I just started reading this morning. Good read! Thank you!

  2. Lora Frisbie on June 29, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Will there be a follow up novel? Really feeling like the characters have more to share :-).

    • Gene Doucette on June 29, 2023 at 9:26 pm

      I don’t have plans for a sequel, but I’d also love to revisit the characters someday, so… maybe?

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