Sample the Terror! 6 Authors Reading Dark Tales at Dragonmeet 2014

Listen to Lovecraft step mercilessly into the secret conflict behind the Second World War

Achtung! Cthulhu Dark Tales Panel – Dragonmeet 2014 featuring David J Rodger and John Houlihan

Love the idea of Cthulhu Mythos and the Second World War, twisted into tales of dark adventure? Then you’ll like this: the Dragonmeet 2014 Dark Tales panel, featuring David J Rodger, Martin Korda, Paul Cunliffe, Jake Webb and Jonnie Bryant plus the awesome John Houlihan, readings, discussion and dark tales!

This Podcast was recorded at the tail end of 2014 at the fantastic RPG convention Dragonmeet. It features the first set of readings from “Dark Tales from the Secret War”, the omnibus of short stories Mr Houlihan is editing for Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu.

Inside, six esteemed contributing authors including David J Rodger, Jonnie Bryant, Paul Cunliffe, Martin Korda, Jake Webb and Mr Houlihan provide samples of their tales.

This is followed by a learned and earnest discussion on the challenges of writing in a Lovecraftian universe, inspirations, how to approach character and storyline, a Lovecraftian authorial toolset and a whole host of goodies sure to appeal to the modern horror reader and writer. Plus a few Chulhu-esque in-gags thrown in for good measure.

Pretty much essential reading if you’re a Cthulhu fan and even more so if you would like a small taster of the full volume which is being released this year (more details here). But for the moment, sit back, sip a drink of something with backbone and enjoy this initial selection of Dark Tales from the Secret War.

00:00 Introduction: John Houlihan
02.08 David J Rodger – Shadow of the Black Sun
09:00 Jonnie Bryant – Der Alptraum
14:32 Paul Cunliffe – Hess, Mr Buckle and the Book
21:00 Martin Korda – Terror of Tribec
25:34 Jake Webb – The Curse of Cthulhu
31: 05 John Houlihan – Servant of the Dark
36:03 – Roundtable discussion and Q&A


If you can’t wait to get your hands on some Lovecraftian terror…

Skip forward a century or so and enter the Sci-fi Cyberpunk thriller EDGE.  It features a brand new Great Old One that comes slithering back into our reality with brutal consequences.

Best thriller in science fiction dark fantasy category - EDGE by David J Rodger

Available in paperback or Kindle format


By David J Rodger


New technology, corporate espionage and a seething abomination from beyond the Outer Chaos




“Atmospheric and Creepy” – The Guardian on The Black Lake


“…the best Sci-Fi horror I’ve read in ten years” – Floyd Hayes, Creative Director of World’s Fastest Agency on Dog Eat Dog


David J Rodger is back with another punchy thriller – EDGE – following on the back of the widely successful Dante’s Fool; Iron Man Project and God Seed. All four books are separate and unrelated stories that occupy a single shared universe.

Ethan Carmichael is a global superstar in the world of tech. His revolutionary developments push the boundaries of electronics and science.

But close to total burn out he presses eject on the stress to take time out. A luxury snowboarding resort in New Zealand seems like the perfect place.

A shame the volcanic mountain is a gateway to something that lurks on the threshold of human awareness, a cosmic entity from beyond the stars, bringing with it an insidious madness that is a precursor to carnage. The Maori spoke of it only in nightmares. Now it is coming back through, into our world.

This is a fantastic extension of H.P.Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.

David J. Rodger is a British author of science fiction dark fantasy with eight novels under his belt. He is also the creator of Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur, an RPG that blends Cthulhu Mythos and Cyberpunk themes into a post-apocalyptic setting. His books are often described as intense, character driven, near-future thrillers. Compared to Ian Rankin / Colin Dexter and James Ellroy with a dose of Stephen King darkness, Rodger’s work crosses many boundaries to deliver a new and exciting fusion of ideas and genres. You never quite know what waits around the next corner. All his books are stand-alone but support each other as part of a consistent shared universe allowing you to build a deeper knowledge with every story.




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