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EOD No 1 (1990). Source:
y separately published work icon The Esoteric Order of Dagon periodical   fantasy   horror  
Alternative title: EOD
Note: 1990-1993
Note: 1989-1990
Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 The Esoteric Order of Dagon
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The Esoteric Order of Dagon was a Canberra-based horror club started by David Tansey in December 1988. The club's first newsletter was produced in January 1989. After Tansey announced in 1990 that he was going to have to abandon publication Chris A. Masters approached him with a proposal to take over its running. Under his editorship the name of the zine was changed to EOD and continued for a further 9 issues (late 1990-1993).


  • The Esoteric Order of Dagon was the primary religion in Innsmouth, Massachusetts - a fictional town created by American author H. P. Lovecraft as a setting for one of his horror stories. It has since been referenced in his other works as well as by authors who have written stories carrying forward the Lovecraftian tradition. According to Lovecraft the religion began in Innsmouth around 1838 following Captain Obed Marsh's return from the South Seas. 'It quickly took root due to its promises of expensive gold artifacts and fish, which were desired by the primarily-fishing town. The central beings worshipped by the Order were the Deep Ones, Father Dagon, Mother Hydra, and, to a lesser extent, Cthulhu' (Wikipedia).
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1989

Has serialised

Lore of Darkness, T. Johnathon Brook , single work novella horror

Appeared in the following parts:

  • Lore One: The Labyrinth of Laniatus!
  • Lore Two : Sins of the Skin!
  • Lore Three : The Realm of the Under-Dwellers
  • Lore Four : The Strange and Bizarre Ailment of Mortimus Kromwell
  • Lore Five: Morbidus and the Night Creatures
  • Lore Six: Ille Diaboli Saxulum
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