David J. Rodger (born in Newcastle Upon Tyne) is a British 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 four novels set in the same world: God Seed; Dante’s Fool; Iron Man Project and Edge. He has also published Yellow Dawn, 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. Rodger's contributions to the Mythos include the creation of a new Great Old One in his novel Edge, and the use of the Outer God Nyarlathotep in the novel God Seed. In Yellow Dawn Rodger's interpretation of the Mythos, in particular the Great Old One Hastur, is a major part of the background material. Rodger has recently published Shadows of the Quantinex, a large-scale campaign expansion for the Yellow Dawn game.
Rodger started writing at the age of 19. He spent 8 years working for the Environment Agency (non-departmental government agency), developing a virtual communications service within the IT Division, before moving into commercial project management for a major UK publisher. In 2000 Rodger's presence on the Internet got him a place in the BBC documentary Through The Eyes of the Young, directed by Chris Terrill.
Rodger now lives in Bristol, England, with his long-term girlfriend, who is also his editor.