Launch Party for the The Social Club, a novel by science fiction dark fantasy author David J Rodger
Saturday a bright, beautifully sunny but ice-cold November afternoon in England. Step into the comfortable warmth of the Shakespeare Tavern, next door to the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol. It’s a regular haunt for the Bristol Fantasy and Science Fiction Society, and it’s where they have arranged the launch party for my eighth novel: The Social Club.
What it’s all about…
Wonderful day. Great mix of familiar and unfamiliar faces. Lots of mingling took place. Felt like a proper party. My thanks go to Jo Hall and Claire M Hutt from the SF Society for putting it all together. All I had to do was rock up with a stack of books and talk. Thanks to everyone who came and made the event so positive and friendly. I really enjoyed myself, and if you were there, I hope you did too.
I read the first chapter of the book then did some Q+A, followed by signing. It’s the first time I’ve had a line of people queuing up for me to scribble some words inside the cover. Nice feeling. Very rewarding, if not rather surreal. Dave Bradley, editor in chief for SFX magazine very kindly came along too; the video (below) includes one of his questions about the book. Continue reading
Quick Review: Compared to The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham
David J Rodger’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world was given a spooky twist last year in The Black Lake, after the action-packed hit Dog Eat Dog. Incidentally, this month sees the release of The Social Club. All three books are separate and unrelated stories that occupy the shared universe of Yellow Dawn. The Guardian described The Black Lake as “Atmospheric & Creepy”. Ade Couper devoured his copy of The Black Lake and posted this on Twitter. I dutifully took a screen grab to share the love here (I’m deeply flattered by his comparison):
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Science Fiction Dark Fantasy Author David J Rodger Launches Eighth Novel
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The Social Club
By David J Rodger
An Orwellian detective story in a damaged universe
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“Atmospheric and Creepy” – The Guardian on The Black Lake
“…a modern noir style mixed in with a heavy dose of brutal action adventure!” – Reflexiones Finales on Dog Eat Dog
David J Rodger’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world continues to expand with The Social Club – following the success of the action-packed Dog Eat Dog and eerily haunting tale of The Black Lake. All three books are separate and unrelated stories that occupy the shared universe of Yellow Dawn.
In the wake of a cataclysmic event ten years ago (Yellow Dawn), London survives like other isolated pockets of civilisation, but only just. Senior Verifier Jadon Purgo is a member of the Group, responsible for maintaining law and order and the status-quo of power and control for those who have grabbed the reigns of authority.
There is a dark and terrible secret at the heart of the Group’s history in London. One that is to be protected at all costs. When the naked body of a man washes up on the banks of the Thames, the brutal and shocking truth threatens to emerge. Purgo plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with those determined to stop him, unaware of the ultimate price he will be forced to pay if he succeeds.
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.
With The Social Club the tension racks up to lock you inside of the claustrophobic prison that London has become. Surrounded by the Infection and a raft of enemies who want to see the Group torn down, there is no chance of a life beyond the heavily defended borders of the city. And yet the very existence of what is left of London is now at stake.
This is a slow-burn thriller with an explosive ending.
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What’s On in Bristol November 2013: Launch Party for my New Novel.
Come Along. Everybody welcome!
There Will Be Drinks!
Great news! The Bristol Fantasy and SF Society has put their backing behind me, arranged a launch party for my new novel “The Social Club” for the 23rd November (2pm @ The Shakespeare Tavern – next to the Arnolfini), in Bristol, England.
You don’t have to book a space but if you have time, do let me know if you’re thinking of coming along.
If you’re in Bristol on that date, come along – all are welcome. I’ll be doing a reading from the book, doing Q&A followed by signings. It’ll finish early enough for you to get back and savour the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Share this post and spread the word!
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Arizona girl enjoys advance copy of The Social Club a new novel by British Science Fiction Dark Fantasy author David J Rodger – set in world of Yellow Dawn.
Arizona girl with advance copy of The Social Club
So the Bristol Fantasy and SF Society has put their backing behind me, arranged a launch party for my new novel “The Social Club” for the 23rd November (2pm @ The Shakespeare Tavern – next to the Arnolfini), in Bristol, England. It’s a good feeling. I abruptly no longer feel like such a solitary creature, hunched over my desk up here in the Sky Bunker month after month. If you’re in Bristol on that date, come along – all are welcome. I’ll be doing a reading from the book, doing Q&A followed by signings.
The Social Club is described as “…an Orwellian detective story within a damaged universe.”
It is my eighth novel, and comes after God Seed, Dante’s Fool, Iron Man Project, EDGE, Dog Eat Dog, Living in Flames and The Black Lake.
It is set within London, after an apocalyptic event known as Yellow Dawn.
If you’ve read other work of mine you’ll be interested to know it expands on the concept of the Power of Eight Group, their tensions with UTOC and the UDP, and how their authority has turned in on itself, becoming corrupted.
All of my novels are stand-alone stories that share a common universe. They can be read in any order. You do not need to start with any particular one.
I made several advance copies available to folks whose opinion I trust. Feedback has been fantastic. I’ll be doing a reading from The Social Club at BristolCon this coming Saturday (26th October @ 4.50 PM in room 2).
I am also giving away my first ever printed copy of the first edition, signed, at the end of November. All you have to do for a chance to win is let me know you’d like your name thrown into the proverbial hat – a lucky draw. Anybody can enter regardless of where you are in the world. (Learn more…)
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