Dog Eat Dog {novel}

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Dog Eat Dog is a sci-fi & dark fantasy novel set in post-apocalyptic Cthulhu Mythos world of Yellow Dawn by David J Rodger

A novel

CUSTOMER REVIEWS:

This is really, really good stuff.  I’d go as far to say it’s the best Sci Fi horror I’ve read in ten years.  I can’t think of anything that beats it in terms of action, the innovative ideas per page quota is off the chain, the characters are deep and real.  Drobna is the best anti-hero in the genre.  A total bad ass, he makes Mad Max look like Stephen Fry.

One of the most engaging stories I’ve read, by Samantha Rule (Arizona, USA): This is one of the most engaging stories I’ve read in a long while that I couldn’t predict what was coming next. Intricately woven together and so deftly pulled apart by the shocking end as the story is unfolded. Dog Eat Dog is unlike anything I have read before and does an amazing job of immersing you into the dichotomy of the universe. The reader is pulled into two worlds: one of the technologically driven and seemingly untouchable powers that can afford to not get their hands dirty, and the other the grimy and terrifying existence of reality outside the safety of walled cities. The atmosphere of this story sticks with you long after you’ve put it down, the world is fully fleshed out and tangible and the characters even more so. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoy fast-paced action, intelligent intrigue, and relentless in-your-face storytelling.

This is without doubt David J Rodger’s best to date, by Simon Pyne (Bristol, UK). I’ve read Iron Man and God Seed and you can see a real maturity, a strong clear narrative that allows the post-apocalyptic zombie dystopia to bleed through like a dismembered corpse under a cotton sheet. Some really chilling moments, some great action and a fully-realised and plausible shattered society. I cannot wait to see more novels set in the world of Yellow Dawn…please, Mr Rodger!

In my opinion, an exceptionally well written page-turner. Packed with action that I found compelling in its attention to detail and pace, and horror scenes that had my heart pounding, the post-apocalyptic future is immersive and dystopian. If zombies are the plat du jour at the moment then Rodger is the Michelin Star chef!

My copy of Dog Eat Dog arrived today. I sat down just to flick through it; next time I looked up I was 84 pages in! Utterly gripping, your best work yet.

Really fantastic sci-fi/horror novel. Some genuinely terrifying zombies in it too!  At one point when I got off the subway I had to sit on the horrid wooden seats to continue reading, despite being on my way to work….

Killer review of Dog Eat Dog by Reflexiones Finales: Thank God for Google Alerts. Positive and they get the whole cyberpunk / sci-fi / post-apocalyptic horror mix. Often a mouthful to say, sometimes impossible to explain in a few words (for me, terrible at explaining myself) and it was real a challenge writing a book that blends all those together without losing the reader’s suspension of disbelief.  So I’m really pleased by this response.  {Read More… }

Email correspondance about Dog Eat Dog:

>From: XXXXXX@xxxxxxxx.com
>To: clovenfeet@hotmail.com
>Subject: DED
>Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 14:45:56 +0000
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>David,
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>I’m speechless.
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>I’m at work so don’t have much time to chat, but I’m heading towards the end of DED.  The XXXX infiltration is about to go pear shaped with the activation of Beam Guns.  XXXXX has been introduced and was absolutely terrifying.  H P Lovecraft would be proud of you.
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>Just reached the part where XXXXX has managed to get himself kidnapped and XXXXXXX.  His gamble to get out has resulted in all enemies destroyed but he’s left surrounded by XXXXXX.   The subtle reveal of what is happening in the mind of Zeds is fascinating and brings the universe of Zombies into a new and terrifying realm.
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>Mate, this is really, really good stuff.  I’d go as far to say it’s the best Sci Fi horror I’ve read in ten years.  I can’t think of anything that beats it in terms of action, the innovative ideas per page quota is off the chain, the characters are deep and real.  Drobna is the best anti-hero in the genre.  A total bad ass, he makes Mad Max look like Stephen Fry.
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>The universe you’ve built is solid and full of surprises.  Your RPG background has really put you in good stead for taking the reader into the world, heart beating and sweaty palmed.
>
>If this book doesn’t find a wider audience then there is no justice in the world.

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>From: xxxxxx@hotmail.com
>To: clovenfeet@hotmail.com
>Subject: RE: …
>Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:34:41 +0000
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>Hi David,
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>I finished the book.  The last section was amazing, really ramped up and already ramped up ramping.
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>At one point when I got off the subway I had to sit on the horrid wooden seats to continue reading, despite being on my way to work….
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>The ending was extremely satisfying.  The XXX – I’m glad it was XXXXX and you didn’t cop out or fall into silliness.  For a moment I thought it may have been the XXXXXXX  but the “items” where more mysterious and open to interpretation.
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>I was starting to like the XXXXXX once I knew they were aware of the Evil (XXXXX/Entity). I felt they were on side.  Their use of child soldiers was horrid (but totally in keeping with the DED atmosphere of pure desperation and animal fight for survival). Be interesting to see how the XXXXXX war pans out.
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>Great stuff m’man.
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>
>Floyd.

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> Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 21:57:16 +0100
> Subject: DeD
> From: xxxxxx@xxxxxxx
> To: clovenfeet@hotmail.com
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> Hi David,
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> I am nearing the halfway point (page 239) and I really like the book
> more and more. As you know I read a lot of SF and Fantasy and I would
> say that DeD is definitely in the Top 10 percent of what I read.
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> One thing I noticed is, that UDP, UTOC, MOCID etc. Definitely need
> some more intro / explanation.
>
> Also while reading the book I found something you should strengthen in
> Yellow Dawn (lite) is the fact, that not only Zeds do not like rural but that
> plants do not overgrow Dead Cities. Maybe I just do not remember it
> but that was an “Hey cool and damn creepy” kind of moment while
> reading.
>
> All the best my friend,
>
> Alex

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> From: xxxxxx@xxxxxxx
> To: clovenfeet@hotmail.com
> Subject: Hey
> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:16:33 -0500
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> Hi
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> Getting stuck into ded. […]
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> As always I immensely enjoy your writing. Some fabulous one liners. Also some really strong straight SCI Fi – the description of the interface, the “follow that cab” moment with magnon, verry sharp and fast . Great action as always. Horror. Lots of space for the reader to fill in. Good fucking stuff man – at page 123.
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> With Edge, I read it almost in one session – well a weekend. – in my last solo abode. […]
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> I do love the post yellow dawn scenario and how the Bigger Picture is starting to form. Its masterful.

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DESCRIPTION:

Dog Eat Dog { novel } Ten years after the Earth has been devastated by a viral pathogen seventy per cent of the population is dead and only a handful of cities survive intact. The majority of urban spaces have been abandoned to the Infected. Whilst above, the orbital colonies spin within their artificial gravity wells, helpless observers to the shocking events below. Mikhail Drobná and Carlos Revira. Two survivors, both hungry for money and power, and fuelled by a desire to carve their names onto this new world. One provides services of violence and protection for powerful corporate criminals in the Living City of New York; the other is a renegade intelligence agent forever running from the demons of his past. Strangers, until events bring them face to face in a bloody confrontation. Complex politics, private armies, corruption and murder on a shocking scale. Both men seek to sieze their opportunity at whatever cost. But a cosmic Evil has infiltrated the remote corners of these brutalised lands and it has its own plans for this world. Will these men work as one to defeat it or will their bitter rivalry bring about their destruction? In the end, who will devour who?

David J Rodger delivers a novel of epic vision, character depth and nerve-popping tension.

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David J. Rodger (born 1970 in Newcastle Upon Tyne) is a British science fiction & fantasy 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 five novels; four that are set in the same world: God Seed; Dante’s Fool; Iron Man Project and Edge, and one, Dog Eat Dog, set within the post-apocalyptic world of Yellow Dawn.



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2 thoughts on “Dog Eat Dog {novel}

  1. This is without doubt David J Rodger’s best to date; I’ve read Iron Man and God Seed and you can see a real maturity, a strong clear narrative that allows the post-apocalyptic zombie dystopia to bleed through like a dismembered corpse under a cotton sheet ;) Some really chilling moments, some great action and a fully-realised and plausible shattered society. I cannot wait to see more novels set in the world of Yellow Dawn..please, Mr Rodger!

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