When the future imitates the past. Dog Eat Dog steps into context.

Arizona USA

Back in 2010 a school teacher in Arizona was giving a lesson on the Medieval European Crusades into the Middle East.  On the back of this he decided to see what it would be like to recreate the experience of yomping through a sun-blasted desert, carrying armour and kit of the period.   It led to the first Crusader Walk, across a secret location quite literally in the middle of nowhere.

I was lucky enough to catch sight of the photos from this event, just as I was finishing my fifth novel, Dog Eat Dog: a political crime thriller set in the post-apocalyptic world of Yellow Dawn.

I approached the photographer and secured the rights to  use one image for the cover of the book, modified to give it the anachronistic contrast between people seemingly of a medieval period but walking towards a near-future city.

cover of Dog Eat Dog - a political crime thriller set in post-apocalyptic world of Yellow Dawn by British Sci-Fi Dark Fantasy author David J Rodger

Available in paper or Amazon Kindle

 

Anyhow, skip forward from 2010 to 2012:

I was delighted to find another photograph in my inbox this week: sent by the folks behind the Crusader Walks, re-creating the photo but this time holding a copy of the novel it was used for.

Nice little human moment.

When the future imitates the past - two knights on Crusader Walk in Arizona USA - Dog Eat Dog steps into context

Photo by Julie Holmes - All Rights Reserved

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