Designer Death

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Designer death - genetically engineered humans used in sex industry and low skill jobs - cyberpunk in the post-apocalyptic world of YELLOW DAWN by David J Rodger

Designer Death. Image by Borja Pindado. Copyright David J Rodger

Words and image from the forthcoming release of Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur (3rd edition). An RPG and basis for several novels that blends Cyberpunk themes with H.P.Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos in a post-apocalyptic setting. With a deal on the table from Modiphius (Achtung! Cthulhu) under their license with Chaosium, the new edition has been written to work with Call of Cthulhu 7th ed.   Artwork by superbly talented Borja Pindado.

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The bright lights of the city were like jewels she’d seen a thousand times before but never noticed just how beautiful they could be, until now.  It was difficult not to stagger as she moved along the street, colliding here and there with one of the people who moved with such hurry.  She didn’t want to hurry.  She wanted to soak up every moment – she wanted to grin, to show this freshly comprehended world how happy she was to finally join it.  But the Masters had warned her about this reaction, and about appearing to be different.  This city was not the UDP.  The people here might point her out and then men with violence in their hearts and cold blood in their veins would take her away – and dispose of her like the trash she used to carry from the restaurant.  Yet to walk and twirl slowly, head angled upwards, soaking in the sights, reading the commercials flashing across buildings and vehicles and to know what it all meant, to see her place in this vast world and feel the joy the colours brought to her spirit; it was intoxicating and wonderful.

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One thought on “Designer Death

  1. David,

    After months of no F-book or blog updates or the occasional email you would send, I learned the truth earlier today.

    Despite only “knowing” you at one remove in the digital world I was devastated at the news of your death. Ironically, your frequent blogging and all revealed a full life of travel, socializing and, of course, the writing that first brought you to my attention. But that’s always the way, isn’t it: the public face vs the private pain.

    I hope you are still out there somewhere…in the Quantisphere…at peace, and able to sense that people are thinking of you-and missing your unique voice.

    Goodbye and rest easy…friend.

    Chris Sheehy

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