The Apocalypse Seven (Paperback)
Scott Sigler called Doucette’s cozy apocalypse story, “entertaining as hell.” Come see how the world ends, not with a bang, but a whatever . . .
The whateverpocalypse. That’s what Touré, a twenty-something Cambridge coder, calls it after waking up one morning to find himself seemingly the only person left in the city. Once he finds Robbie and Carol, two equally disoriented Harvard freshmen, he realizes he isn’t alone, but the name sticks: Whateverpocalypse. But it doesn’t explain where everyone went. It doesn’t explain how the city became overgrown with vegetation in the space of a night. Or how wild animals with no fear of humans came to roam the streets.
Add freakish weather to the mix, swings of temperature that spawn tornadoes one minute and snowstorms the next, and it seems things can’t get much weirder. Yet even as a handful of new survivors appear—Paul, a preacher as quick with a gun as a Bible verse; Win, a young professional with a horse; Bethany, a thirteen-year-old juvenile delinquent; and Ananda, an MIT astrophysics adjunct—life in Cambridge, Massachusetts gets stranger and stranger.
The self-styled Apocalypse Seven are tired of questions with no answers. Tired of being hunted by things seen and unseen. Now, armed with curiosity, desperation, a shotgun, and a bow, they become the hunters. And that’s when things truly get weird.
“Doucette's genial, leisurely novel feels like a throwback to the squeaky clean science fiction of the mid-20th century . . . the town is vividly realized and described . . . [and] Doucette's dry sense of humor and obvious affection for his characters go a long way . . . a warmhearted ode to a simpler time and place in a community so small that everybody knows everybody else's business.” — Kirkus Reviews on Spaceship Next Door
“An enormously enjoyable first contact story you won’t forget from a talented new voice in sci-fi!” — A.G Riddle, best-selling author of The Atlantis Gene and Pandemic on Spaceship Next Door