Apocalypse All the Time

(January 2017 from Literary Wanderlust)

Doesn’t it seem as if someone issues a new apocalypse prediction every week? Y2K? The Mayan apocalypse? The Rapture? Doesn’t it seem endless? As opposed to the traditional trend of post-apocalyptic literature, Apocalypse All the Time is post-post-apocalypticism. Marshall is sick of the apocalypse happening on a weekly (if not daily) basis. Life is constantly in peril, continually disrupted, but nothing significant ever happens. The emergency is always handled. Always. Marshall wants out; he wants it all to stop…one way or another. Apocalypse All the Time explores humanity’s fascination with the end times and what impact such a fascination has on the way we live our lives.

Finalist for Humor in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.


Get it in print at Amazon. Or Kindle. Or as an audio book on Audible.

Order a print copy at the publisher's web site.

Check it out on Goodreads.

Check out the book trailer.

Reviews and Such:

- Demethius Jackson interviewed me about Apocalypse All the Time and other writing and such things on Episode 32 of the Chapter One Podcast. (The Ch1 Podcast Website: http://ch1podcast.com/2017/12/15/ep32-david-s-atkinson/, iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chapter-one-podcast-discover/id1102237788?mt=2, GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ikfgcfzoqlaagw6fzb4jmjqedoq, SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/chapter-one-podcast, Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/chapter-one-podcast).

- John Venegas review of Apocalypse All the Time published May 2, 2017 at Angel City Review.

- Pakin Srijinda's review of Apocalypse All the Time April 17, 2017 for At the Inkwell.

- I talked about Apocalypse All the Time March 9, 2017 on Daytime Duo, a talk show filmed at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Link to just the portion with me here.

- Jessica Bronder reviewed Apocalypse All the Time February 27, 2017 over at jbronderbookreviews.

- I talked about Apocalypse All the Time February 22, 2017 for a soon upcoming episode of The Nightly Met, a bi-weekly tonight show out of Metropolitan State University of Denver. I'll post a link when it goes live.

- Lynne Weiss's February 16, 2016 review of Apocalypse All the Time for Change Seven Magazine.

- My guest post about Apocalypse All the Time and how the rapture might have actually happened published February 2, 2017 at Drunk on Pop.

- Mark Stevens interviewed me about Apocalypse All the Time and more on episode 71 of Rocky Mountain Writer.

- Interview with Demethius Jackson on an upcoming episode of the Chapter One Podcast (available later in 2017).

- Gisela Dixon's review of Apocalypse All the Time January 20, 2017 for Readers' Favorite.

- Books are love reviewed Apocalypse All the Time January 19, 2017.

- Bailey Riddle reviewed Apocalypse All the Time January 18, 2017 at Riddle's Reviews.

- Interviewed about Apocalypse All the Time and more at Infinite House of Books January 15, 2016.

- Velvet Library did a video review of Apocalypse All the Time January 14, 2017.

- 100 Pages a Day reviewed Apocalypse All the Time January 14, 2017.

- Reviewed January 13, 2017 at It's a Wonderful Book World.

- Featured January 13, 2017 at Storeybook Reviews.

- Spotlight feature January 11, 2017 at Celtic Lady's Reviews.

- Review January 10, 2017 at Shelf Life.

- My guest post about the connections between the Cold War of the 80s and Apocalypse All the time published January 9, 2017 at The Next Best Book Blog.

- Featured January 5, 2017 at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.

- Spotlight Feature January 4, 2017 at Musings from an Addicted Reader.

- The Pen & Muse interviewed me January 3, 2017 about Apocalypse All the Time.

- Rose Wallin's review of Apocalypse All the Time January 3, 2017 at Desert Rose.

- Michelle Dragalin's review at Writer's Journey January 2, 2017. She also interviewed me about the book.

- Valentina Cano reviewed Apocalypse All the Time December 26, 2016 at Carabosse's Library.

- Ryan Werner review December 19, 2016 atThe Writing Disorder.

- Kirkus review December 9, 2016.

- December 7, 2016 review at Colorado Book Review.

Advanced Praise:

- [Apocalypse All the Time] combines absurdism, science fiction, and sly commentary on our current neuroses induced by the twenty-four news cycle, to create something reminiscent of Orwell, Kafka, and Swift, while being entirely its own animal. By turns funny, maddening, and genuinely insightful, it’s one of the most imaginatively weird and original books I’ve read in a while.  – Joseph Hirsch, author of The Bastard’s Grimoire and other novels.

- [Apocalypse All the Time] holds utterly true to its title. This is a world where apocalypses are not singular impending events but habitual, regular, ordinary, even mere annoyances. Indeed, the narrator ruminates, “An apocalypse wasn’t a significant event if it was apocalypse all the time.” This is a funny, clever, and entirely endearing book, a hilarious take on the existential status of existing as a human in a post-post(-post-post?) apocalyptic world, but it’s also heartbreakingly real and honest. Magnifying back to the real world in which the apocalypse has probably already happened, it is within the pages of these book that we learn to find love in spite of disintegration and ruin, we learn to become in spite of uncertainty, and we learn to live in spite of the hope for death. – Janice Lee, Author of Damnation & The Sky Isn’t Blue.

- [Apocalypse All the Time] is a wandering journey to armageddon, again and again and again. There’s a decidely Kafkaesque bent to the story, and Marshall at times feels like a post-apocalyptic Hamlet. To be, or not to be – that IS the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the floods and fires of a daily doomsday or to take arms against the Apocalypse Amelioration Agency and end them. Ay, there’s the rub. And one hell of a book. – Eirik Gumeny, author of the Exponential Apocalypse series.

-I cannot decide if [Apocalypse All the Time] is Groundhog’s Day for the seriously cracked or The Day After for the absurdist lit set. What I do know, is that while David S. Atkinson may very well be deranged, his work is funny and weird and wholly touching. I also know that we are all the better for having it in our lives. – Ben Tanzer, author of Be Cool and SEX AND DEATH.

- David S. Atkinson has written a wittily satirical look at our culture’s obsession with destruction, a provocative and humorous foray into the recesses of human nature that delights in the surreal vicissitudes of annihilation. The only regretful part about this apocalyptic ride is that it has to end. – Peter Tieryas, author of United States of Japan and Bald New World.