Reviews

The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

Review: The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan

THE WAKING FIRE is Book One of the Draconis Memoria, a new fantasy series from the author of the acclaimed Raven’s Shadow series. The setting owes a debt to steampunk but, unlike traditional steampunk,...
Lucifer's Star by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus

Review: Lucifer’s Star by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus

Lucifer’s Star is a quick read filled with space battles, futuristic technology, cyborgs, clones and sexy biroids. It has a thrilling opening battle, morally gray characters and a well-done, subtle sci-fi setting. But it...
Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

Review: Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

Grimdark is an attempt to push the envelope of traditional genre expectations as well as to subvert them. It’s also about making sure you get into the meaty gristle of humanity as well as...

Prepare to (roll a) Die – Dark Souls: The Board Game

When the Kickstarter for Dark Souls: The Board Game (known as DS:TBG to its friends) ended last year, it was the most successful miniature-based board game Kickstarter ever, raking in over £3.5m from over...
Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R. Fletcher

Review: Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R. Fletcher

Michael R. Fletcher is one of the new voices of grimdark fiction. Beyond Redemption and The Mirror’s Truth are two of the best books which have been released in the past few years. However,...
Game of Thrones

Review: Game of Thrones (2014 video game)

Telltale Games is a somewhat controversial video-game developer while simultaneously being one of the most popular currently out there. This is because they’re doing something which few other video-game developers are doing: producing high-quality...
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

Review: Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

Hardcore. Hard-boiled. Hard sci-fi. Hard hitting. Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon is just about hard everything except for a hard read. No wonder it’s been picked up by Netflix. I’d been reading a lot...
Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes

Review: Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes

Rob J. Hayes’s Where Loyalties Lie is both a stand-alone series as well as a sequel trilogy to his original The Ties That Bind. You don’t have to read the original trilogy in order...
A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

Review: A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

Brett Savory is best known for his short horror fiction, so it’s no surprise that his first novel, A Perfect Machine, concerns itself with secret societies, aberrant rituals and the implacable erosion of one...
Texhnolyze

Anime Review: Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze is a grim cyberpunk series written by Chiaki J. Konaka and produced by Madhouse, first aired in 2003. It is a story of a down-and-out young man trying to survive in a grim...