Dark Art ¦ Photography Suicide Girl with a Gun by Danielle Tunstall

Dark Art ¦ Photography Suicide Girl with a Gun by Danielle Tunstall

Dark Art ¦ Photography Suicide Girl with a Gun by Danielle Tunstall

Suicide Girl with a Gun image, copyright Danielle Tunstall - all rights reserved

Part of a series of images from the liquid metal, carb0-plastic, hydrogel and permacrete core of visual creators on the Internet.  Images that stir my senses and evoke plots and concepts for what I’d like to see (or fear) in the future.

I like this image for the cold black and white simplicity of it.  Any sci-fi & dark fantasy or cyberpunk character could reach this point. It’s a T-shirt print.  A statement about life and our continuous and intimate dance with death, the moment when an individual has to decide… how much is too much to bear?  Or is there coercion behind the picture? Does the woman shed a tear in frustration and surrender at a situation (or unseen agent) that is forcing her to take this action?

For me it dials into the internal imagery I hold in my head of the two female characters in the cyberpunk thriller, Iron Man Project; Camille Kuehnhert and her fragile existence of wealthy and luxury at the cost of violent abuse from the man who has decided he effectively owns her, and the mysterious “lucy” who has done such a good job at severing all ties to her past that she barely has any identity to call her own.  Both woman face moments in the novel where pulling a trigger would be a simple solution to the spirit crushing torment of the story they find themselves in. And in this they reflect the gold rimmed horizon of hope and possibility… that maybe, just maybe, there’s another way through this, another way to make the pain end.

Danielle Tunstall has a vast repository of images she’s created and showcasing on her website, definitely worth a look if you’re into the darker side of Cyberpunk, verging on horror, smeared in blood and infection.

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Free novels and RPG. Monthly give-away science-fiction fantasy, SSF, cyberpunk, horror, post-apocalyptic fiction. Dec ’10

(31st Dec) NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES – CHECK BACK TO SEE WHO WON – OR WATCH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

UPDATE (1st Jan 2011): I’ve just used my cheesy Excel winner picker and the name that came up is Peteofrepublic. So I’ll be pinging him a congratulations and “which book or RPG do you want?” message.  Thanks to everyone who took part and gave it a go.  I’ll be running a few more of these in 2011 so keep your eyes peeled on my website for news: www.davidjrodger.com

Blog or Tweet to Win

What better way to discover the exciting world of David J Rodger’s creations than to have the author send you a copy of his work.  All you need to do is one of the following and you’re in with a chance to win:

Facebook Fan Page button for David J Rodger

About David J Rodger

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 world of Yellow Dawn.

Yellow Dawn is a role-playing game set in the same future world as his novels, ten years after it has been devastated by a terrible mutagenic virus.

Rodger’s novels often combine high-tech intrigue and political/corporate machinations with elements of the Cthulhu Mythos, as created by H.P. Lovecraft.

Choosing a winner

At the end of the month I’ll pull all the names together  and select one winner at random. I’ll make contact and ask what you’d like me to send you.  One of my novels?  The Yellow Dawn RPG?  Sample of choices below:

Novels

God Seed, a science fiction & fantasy novel written by David J Rodger Dante's Fool a cyberpunk horror with demonic entities bond to Outer Gods of Cthulhu Mythos Iron Man Project science fiction & fantasy thriller by David J Rodger Edge a science fiction & fantasy horror set in New Zealand snowboarding resort written by David J Rodger Dog Eat Dog a post-apocalyptic thriller horror written by David J Rodger

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Previous Winners

The winner for November 2010 is Alexandre Siegelin (Germany).

The previous time I ran a free giveaway was July 2009. The winner then was Christopher Clark Plambeck

The winner was a very nice chap called Christopher Clark Plambeck from the US, who selected “God Seed” as his prize. He admitted that he participated in the contest to get his hands on the RPG “Yellow Dawn” and was thrown into a paroxysm of indecision when he realised the choice of novels available. Made me smile. Thanks to Chris for the extra fans he generated.

Please Note:

I’ll only consider entries made during the prize-draw month.

Best of luck and thank you for your support.

David J Rodger

 

Free novels and RPG. Monthly give-away science-fiction fantasy, SSF, cyberpunk, horror, post-apocalyptic fiction. Nov ’10

(30th Nov) NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES – CHECK BACK TO SEE WHO WON – OR WATCH THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

Facebook Fan Page button for David J Rodger

Blog to Win

What better way to discover the exciting world of David J Rodger’s creations than to have the author send you a copy of his work.  All you need to do is one of the following and you’re in with a chance to win:

.Choosing a winner

At the end of the month I’ll pull all the names together  and select one winner at random. I’ll make contact and ask what you’d like me to send you.  One of my novels?  The Yellow Dawn RPG?  Sample of choices below:

Novels

God Seed, a science fiction & fantasy novel written by David J Rodger Dante's Fool a cyberpunk horror with demonic entities bond to Outer Gods of Cthulhu Mythos Iron Man Project science fiction & fantasy thriller by David J Rodger Edge a science fiction & fantasy horror set in New Zealand snowboarding resort written by David J Rodger Dog Eat Dog a post-apocalyptic thriller horror written by David J Rodger

RPG


Previous Winners

The last time I ran a free giveaway was July 2009. The winner then was Christopher Clark Plambeck

The winner was a very nice chap called Christopher Clark Plambeck from the US, who selected “God Seed” as his prize. He admitted that he participated in the contest to get his hands on the RPG “Yellow Dawn” and was thrown into a paroxysm of indecision when he realised the choice of novels available. Made me smile. Thanks to Chris for the extra fans he generated.

Please Note:

I’ll only consider entries made during the prize-draw month.

Best of luck and thank you for your support.

David J Rodger

In the running…

Updated 30th Nov

  1. Mary Rajotte
  2. Samantha Rule
  3. Petard Haughie
  4. Scott Kessman (Twitter)
  5. The Sprezz (Twitter)
  6. Rhea Boland
  7. Lowell Francis (Age of Ravens)
  8. Craig Mullins (Unfilmable)
  9. Chris Cotgrove
  10. Alexandre Siegelin (Germany)
  11. Paul ‘Half-orc’ Harpham (facebook)
  12. Tara Brown (facebook)
  13. Lee David Simpson BSc (facebook)
  14. David Bradley (Editor in Chief, SFX)
  15. Ross Curtis
  16. Sam Adamson (facebook)
  17. Mornwraith (RPG.net)

Video: a little glimpse of Jesmond Dene, England

Jesus Mound

A short video I shot to send to some friends to show them where I grew up.

Jesmond, or Jesus Mound,  is a pretty special place but even more so is the compact, wooded Ouse valley tucked away within it: both mystical and enchanting during the day and unnervingly eerie at night.

It’s the setting for the spooky illustrated children story I wrote called Cloudy Head (part of a collection of shorts) and several major scenes in the Sci-Fi Cyberpunk thriller, Iron Man Project.

In Cloudy Head,  a young boy finds his reality begins to merge with dream-like apparitions that stalk out of the woods behind his parents house, after recently moving there.

In Iron Man Project, one character finds herself hiding out in a “fictional” renovated version of Lord Armstrong’s banqueting hall whilst another character is sent there to kill her.

Up until the Norman Conquest of England in the late 11th Century, this area has been known as Gese Muth or the mouth of the Ouse (river). Apparently there was an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, holding the infant Christ, on St Mary’s Rock – which is a large table-like boulder that sits in the river right next to the ruins of Ridley Mill – and is right next to where I’m standing when I start filming the video below.

About a mile away there are the ruins of a Chapel on the west side of the valley, and a little further beyond that is the site of a Spring, known as St Mary’s Well with the word Gratia inscribed upon stone above it.

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Related Links

The two works of fiction associated with Jesmond Dene are Cloudy Head (part of a collection of shorts) and Iron Man Project.

Songs of Spheres - A collection of short stories by the Sci-Fi and Dark Fantasy author David J Rodger

Also available in Kindle format from Amazon: US ($), UK (£), DE (Euro), FR (Euro)

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In this world of the near future, the UN has failed. Wars are fought in boardrooms through attorneys and politics, and on our streets with private armies of military or criminal assets

Also available in Kindle format from Amazon: US ($), UK (£), DE (Euro)

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