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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.

REVIEW: Hammer and Bolter: In the Garden of Ghosts

In the latest episode of Hammer and Bolter, In the Garden of Ghosts, we get a look into the life of the Craftworld Eldar across three timelines in a Warlock’s life. It’s a quiet...

REVIEW: Hammer and Bolter: A Question of Faith

In A Question of Faith–what I’d consider to be the best episode of Hammer and Bolter so far–Elena and Agatha, the last two Sisters of Battle alive to protect the tomb of the Martyr, wait...

REVIEW: Blindspace by Jeremy Szal

In book two of Jeremy Szal’s increasingly sprawling space opera, The Common, Blindspace ratchets up the scale, the risks, the action, and the relationships to 12. A slower and chunkier book than Stormblood we...

EXCLUSIVE: Cover reveal and excerpt for Engines of Empire by R.S. Ford

R.S. Ford is a prolific and brilliant author who you’ve probably read through his Steelhaven series, Black Library’s Warhammer 40,000 book series, and in Grimdark Magazine Issue #4. When I heard about his new book Engines of...

REVIEW: See S2

In one of the coolest, most visually appealing, and different pieces of SF I’ve watched in a while, See S2 really ramps up the scale of risk, the family drama, and the intense stupidity...

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: See

In a post-apocalyptic world where only two million humans remain and have survived without sight for five centuries, an army of witch finders hunt a woman and her twins. A warrior who has taken...

Grimdark Magazine Issue #28 is here!

Grimdark Magazine Issue #28 is here and there is plenty of good stuff for you to get your teeth into. We’ve managed to get some authors into this issue who I’ve been itching to...

REVIEW: Squid Game

In Squid Game, the latest piece of brilliant Asian games-based deadly horror TV translated to English by Netflix, a group of people up to their eyeballs in debt join a deadly game to win riches....