David J. Rodger

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David J. Rodger (born August 30, 1970 in Newcastle Upon Tyne) is a British author and game designer best known for his novels set in a near-future world of corporate and political intrigue. So far he has published eight novels; five set in the same milieu: God Seed, Dante's Fool, Iron Man Project, Edge and Living in Flames. He has also published Dog Eat Dog, The Black Lake and The Social Club, all in the world of Yellow Dawn, a role-playing game set in the same future world as his novels ten years after it has been devastated by a terrible mutagenic virus.

Rodger's novels often combine high-tech intrigue and political/corporate machinations with elements of the Cthulhu Mythos, as created by H.P. Lovecraft. Rodger's contributions to the Mythos include the creation of several new Great Old Ones in his novels Edge, Dog Eat Dog and Living in Flames and the use of the Outer God Nyarlathotep in the novel God Seed. In Yellow Dawn Rodger's interpretation of the Mythos, in particular the Great Old One Hastur, is a major part of the background material. Rodger has published Shadows of the Quantinex, a large-scale campaign expansion for the Yellow Dawn game, and recently released a 2.5 Edition update to the basic game.

Rodger has also written Cloudy Head, a children's story illustrated by Kenn-Ole Moen, and Murder at Sharky Point, a murder mystery game.

Rodger started writing at the age of 19. He spent 8 years working for the Environment Agency (non-departmental government agency), developing a virtual communications service within the IT Division, before moving into commercial project management for a major UK publisher. In 2000 Rodger's presence on the Internet got him a place in the BBC documentary Through The Eyes of the Young, directed by Chris Terrill.

Rodger now lives in Bristol, England, with his longtime girlfriend, who is also his editor.



  • God Seed (1996)
  • Dante's Fool (1999)
  • Iron Man Project (2005)
  • Edge (2008)
  • Dog Eat Dog (2010)
  • Living in Flames (2012)
  • The Black Lake (2012)
  • The Social Club (2013)


  • Songs of Spheres (2012)


  • Yellow Dawn 1st Edition (2006)
  • Murder at Sharky Point (2007)
  • Yellow Dawn 2nd Edition (2008)
  • Shadows of the Quantinex (2009)
  • Yellow Dawn 2.5 Edition (2012)

Children's Stories[edit]

  • Cloudy Head (Illustrated, 2007)


  • Salo IV (2007)

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