REVIEW: Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

I know Adrian Tchaikovsky best from works like Children of Time, Children of Ruin and Dogs of War where he uses other creatures, often affected by humanity’s meddling to talk...
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REVIEW: Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

REVIEW: Warhawk by Chris Wraight

Warhawk is the sixth (of eight) in the Siege of Terra series and 60th Horus Heresy novel in Black Library’s ongoing marathon exploring and expanding the foundational myth of the...
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REVIEW: Warhawk by Chris Wraight

A public apology to authors recently published by GdM

When I started Grimdark Magazine I was a self-published author whose attempts at short story sales and books had not gone well. Whatever the reasons, I wanted to set up...
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A public apology to authors recently published by GdM

REVIEW: Hammer and Bolter Episode 4: Fangs

In episode 4 of Warhammer TV's Hammer and Bolter, Fangs, we finally get to my favourite 40k faction, the Space Wolves space marines. On the death world of Fenris three veteran...
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REVIEW: Hammer and Bolter Episode 4: Fangs

REVIEW: Dark Dawn by Brian O’ Sullivan

Brian O' Sullivan's “Dark Dawn” is a work of interactive fiction about a dying man and a desperate final stand. Set in the world of the author’s Fionn series, readers/players...
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REVIEW: Dark Dawn by Brian O’ Sullivan

REVIEW: Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling started incredibly strong with great atmospheric detail and a very creepy vibe but puttered out and ended with a whimper.  Evelyn Perdanu is a shipping...
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REVIEW: Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

REVIEW: Beasts & Beauty by Soman Chainani

Beasts & Beauty by Soman Chainani is an interesting collection. It's probably the youngest book I've reviewed for Grimdark Magazine, as these retold fairy tales sit between middle grade and...
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REVIEW: Beasts & Beauty by Soman Chainani

An interview with Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani is a bit of an unusual guest for Grimdark Magazine. He is mainly known for the series The School for Good and Evil, a long-running middle grade fantasy...
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An interview with Soman Chainani

REVIEW: Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller

Boys, Beasts, & Men is a collection of Sam J. Miller’s finest sci-fi short fiction to date. The author is perhaps best known for his novels Blackfish City and The...
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REVIEW: Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller

REVIEW: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik, lesson one: block off a large block of time when starting this series because you will not want to put it down. Damn, getting...
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REVIEW: Hammer and Bolter Episode 4: Fangs REVIEW: Hammer and Bolter Episode 4:...
REVIEW: Dark Dawn by Brian O’ Sullivan REVIEW: Dark Dawn by Brian O’...
REVIEW: Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling REVIEW: Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling
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REVIEW: Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller REVIEW: Boys, Beasts, & Men by...
REVIEW: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik REVIEW: A Deadly Education by Naomi...

REVIEW: Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

I know Adrian Tchaikovsky best from works like Children of Time, Children of Ruin and Dogs of War where he uses other creatures, often affected by humanity’s meddling to talk about very relatable human issues, often dealing with the issue of communicating across species boundaries. Elder Race deals with similar core themes, but all of the protagonists are human. Sort of. Lynesse Fourth Daughter is an impetuous spare heir in a devolved human society that is at a roughly high medieval state...

REVIEW: Warhawk by Chris Wraight

Warhawk is the sixth (of eight) in the Siege of Terra series and 60th Horus Heresy novel in Black Library’s ongoing marathon exploring and expanding the foundational myth of the Warhammer 40k universe. As...

A public apology to authors recently published by GdM

When I started Grimdark Magazine I was a self-published author whose attempts at short story sales and books had not gone well. Whatever the reasons, I wanted to set up a space and a...

REVIEW: Hammer and Bolter Episode 4: Fangs

In episode 4 of Warhammer TV’s Hammer and Bolter, Fangs, we finally get to my favourite 40k faction, the Space Wolves space marines. On the death world of Fenris three veteran Space Wolves sit around...

REVIEW: Dark Dawn by Brian O’ Sullivan

Brian O’ Sullivan’s “Dark Dawn” is a work of interactive fiction about a dying man and a desperate final stand. Set in the world of the author’s Fionn series, readers/players get to experience a...

yellow jessamine

REVIEW: Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling started incredibly strong with great atmospheric detail and a very creepy vibe but puttered out and ended with a whimper.  Evelyn Perdanu is a shipping magnate, the only living...

REVIEW: Beasts & Beauty by Soman Chainani

Beasts & Beauty by Soman Chainani is an interesting collection. It’s probably the youngest book I’ve reviewed for Grimdark Magazine, as these retold fairy tales sit between middle grade and young adult for the...

An interview with Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani is a bit of an unusual guest for Grimdark Magazine. He is mainly known for the series The School for Good and Evil, a long-running middle grade fantasy series, which has sold...

REVIEW: Boys, Beasts, & Men by Sam J. Miller

Boys, Beasts, & Men is a collection of Sam J. Miller’s finest sci-fi short fiction to date. The author is perhaps best known for his novels Blackfish City and The Art of Starving and...

a deadly education

REVIEW: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik, lesson one: block off a large block of time when starting this series because you will not want to put it down. Damn, getting sleep and bathing.  Hell,...