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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.

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt from Priest of Gallows by Peter McLean

We loved getting back into Ellinburg, getting back into the Pious Men, and chatting with Peter McLean about his books and this magnificent story he’s building. Peter has built a brilliant world based around...

ANNOUNCEMENT: The King Must Fall dark fantasy anthology kickstarter

The Grimdark Magazine team and I are incredibly excited to announce our next major anthology project, The King Must Fall. Featuring 14+ stories about kings and leadership figures being deposed, and written by some of...

REVIEW: Alpharius: Head of the Hydra

The Alpha Legion are probably the most mysterious faction in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Seeing the world through the eyes of their primarch Alpharius in Mike Brooks’ Alpharius: Head of the Hydra is a...

REVIEW: Blood Sacrifice by Peter McLean

Corporal Cully returns to the page in Blood Sacrifice by Peter McLean. Another entry in Black Library’s new (ish) horror line of fiction, Blood Sacrifice really plays up the horror aspect significantly more than...

REVIEW: Baphomet by Night by Peter McLean

In Baphomet by Night by Peter McLean Corporal Cully drops onto forged world Baphomet with two other experienced leaders and a couple of squads of green troops fresh out of boot camp for a...

REVIEW: The Warmaster by Dan Abnett

It’s been a good while since I’ve picked up a Gaunt’s Ghosts novel, a series of books I’ve long described as Band of Brothers meets Warhammer 40,000 and one of the best jump-in series for new...

Grimdark Magazine Issue #26 out now!

As Australia shifts from fire, to plague, to flood, and apparently now just waits for famine to drop its six pack into the esky and join the party, I am so happy to bring...

Five amazing fan films grimdark fans will love

It’s no secret that I love fan films. The absence of the big dollars a studio wields are offset by just being able to make the fan film that contributors thing is fucking cool....

REVIEW: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor 

In Remote Control by Nedi Okorafar, Sankofa, the one who sleeps at deaths door, the remote control, arrives at a remote town in Ghana. The people are terrified of this 14 year old girl...

REVIEW: The Damnation of Pythos by David Annandale

The Damnation of Pythos is the story of a small part of three broken legions trying to find a way forward. Treachery has destroyed them. Their differences in creed—Iron Hands considering the flesh and...