- I originally came up with the idea for the book in 1998.
- The title is an allusion to the Book of Revelation in the Bible; I replaced the original one with it thanks to fond memories of DC's 1996 ad campaign for Kingdom Come, which drew from the famous biblical apocalypse for inspiration. There are no real allusions to Revelation other than that, however. There are seven major characters. Two of them are brothers, and they are the main characters whose arcs drive the story.
- It's not the first story I started working on in the Space Corps saga, but it's always been the most important one. There are eight additional books currently planned in the saga. The next book is a prequel and the third is a sequel. Since these are the earliest stories I began work on, dating back to 1995, I've since found them malleable to reshaping in light of what Seven Thunders became, a process I'm still working on. The prequel, for instance, now features a conflict of brothers at its heart as well, while the sequel will likely feature one of Seven Thunders' brothers more prominently than it originally did.
- It is based on the War of 1812.
- I finally started writing it in the fall of 2012, which counting 1998 meant it took fourteen years to percolate.
- It features three acts, as many of my manuscripts do, although in this case it's because I originally conceived it as a trilogy of books. Space saga, three acts. Seemed appropriate.
- There is a British war film from 1957 (alternate title: The Beasts of Marseilles) with the same name.
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Monday, July 7, 2014
Seven Facts About Seven Thunders
Seeing as today is 7-7-14, and that's not going to happen again in my lifetime (probably), I figured I'd take a moment to talk about Seven Thunders again. Don't worry; by the time you're done reading this one, if you so choose, you'll know what it is if you've forgotten or hadn't heard me talking about it before.