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Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.

Aussie stouts and book pairings to warm your grimdark heart

There are few better ways to spend a winter’s afternoon than opening up a grimdark book next to an Australian royal imperial stout (barrel aged if you can get it!), kicking your feet up...

Read chapter one of Warriors of God by Andrzej Sapkowski

After absolutely loving The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski the team and I were incredibly excited to be approached by Gollancz and offered not only an excerpt of chapter one of Warriors of...

So, you want to become an SFF book reviewer?

Book reviewing in the SFF community is an awesome gig. The books hitting our inboxes and post boxes in 2020 and 2021 just keep getting better and better. And as an SFF book reviewer,...

Best SFF books of 2021 so far: picked by the GdM team

2021, so far, has provided a fair amount of time for our team to read. We’ve been locked indoors whistfully thinking of Cons and catching up with mates, or celebrating a little freedom by...

Why we’re so excited for Legacy of Light by Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward’s Legacy series is epic AF and about to wrap up in 2021 with the release of Legacy of Light. With a big cast, epic storyline, and grim twists and turns at every corner, I’ve...

10 days to go in The King Must Fall Kickstarter!

20 days down, 10 to go, and The King Must Fall has passed AU$43,000, added three new authors to the lineup, put interior art on the title page of every story, and is providing backers...

Grimdark Magazine #27 is live now!

For the first time ever, I relinquished the reins of GdM for Issue #27. This quarter, horror super fan Beth Tabler took over the issue production as a guest editor to create our first...

Read-a-long for Joe Abercrombie’s The Age of Madness Trilogy

When Gollancz reached out to me to be one of 13 sites doing a re-read of Joe Abercrombie’s The Age of Madness I of course pretty much committed to whatever it was before I...

ANNOUNCEMENT: The King Must Fall goes live today!

Today, our new Kickstarter anthology The King Must Fall goes live!   The King Must Fall is a dark fantasy anthology featuring 14+ authors writing about rogues, assassins, mages, blackguards, and warriors on quests to...

Artist spotlight: Carlos Diaz

When Carlos Diaz responded to our last cover artist open window after the departure of Jason Deem, his was one of the first submission emails I opened, and he was shortlisted immediately. His dark,...