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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.

OUT NOW: Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper noir SF excerpt

I am excited to see Neon Leviathan by Australian Author T.R Napper finally hit the stands in Australia, the US, Canada, and the UK today! Two and a half years since I first pitched the...

Five Black Library authors to watch out for

In the Grimdark Fiction Readers and Writer’s Facebook group, there’s been a growing trend of seeing more of our favourite grimdark / dark fantasy and sci-fi authors being added to the Black Library stable...

REVIEW: Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey

In Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey we are thrown back into the world of River of Teeth with Houndstooth trying to find his love, Hero after the barnstorming events of River of Teeth....

REVIEW: Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward

In Matthew Ward’s magnificent and epic Legacy of Ash, the kingdom of Tressia is coming under attack, but the worst is happening within its own borders—the trodden down Southshires are having a fifteen year...

SFF in 2020: What we can’t wait to read in the new decade

SFF in 2020 is something we’re all very much looking forward to. There’s plenty of goodness on the horizon, and in lieu of the release date of Joe Abercrombie’s The Trouble with Peace, our...

Best fantasy books of 2019: the Grimdark Magazine team favourites

Boxing Day is here, and it’s time to check out the Grimdark Magazine team’s favourite books for 2019 in our Best Fantasy Books of 2019 (click here for 2018 if you missed it!). It’s...

ANNOUNCEMENT: GdM to publish noir SF collection Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper

The Grimdark Magazine team is excited to announce the February 2020 publication our first single-author noir science fiction collection, Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper. We’re even more excited to have had this exciting new...

EXCERPT: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

After enjoying Melokai (review | excerpt) by Rosalyn Kelly so much, we were keen as mustard to get a hold of book 2 in the In the Heart of the Mountains series. And while...

The magnificent grimdark fantasy art of Dejan Delic

It’s no secret that the Grimdark Magazine team are huge fans of amazing fan art, and Serbian artist Dejan Delic is absolutely killing it. He’s hitting all the right points for dark and grimdark fantasy fans,...

REVIEW: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French

If Sons of Anarchy and Lord of the Rings had a bastard child who fought and scrapped in the muck to survive, it’d be The Grey Bastards. This brilliant mash-up of dark fantasy and...