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CT Phipps

CT Phipps

C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He's the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Lucifer's Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga. He is also a frequent contributor to Grimdark Magazine.

REVIEW: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

The Horus Heresy series is an interesting challenge for a publishing company let alone a writer. It is the attempt to explain how the “Golden Age” of humanity under the Emperor transformed from a...

REVIEW: Lords of Asylum by Kevin Wright

Lords of Asylum by Kevin Wright is my first exposure to the author’s writings despite the fact that I’ve heard a huge amount about him. So, when I saw he had a new release...

EXCERPT: Blackest Spells anthology

Blackest Spells is an anthology put together by C.T. Phipps and the next installation in a series of anthologies released by a brilliant group of small and indie press authors. We last reviewed Blackest Knights in...

REVIEW: Chains of Blood by M.L. Spencer

Chains of Blood by M.L. Spencer is the follow up series to her incredibly entertaining Rhenwars Saga books. The Rhenwars Saga books were a grimdark series that was actually heavy on the grim but...

Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: An interview with Matthew Dawkins

Today we have a special guest with Vampire: The Masquerade line developer Matthew Dawkins. Matthew Dawkins is a prolific game writer as well as producer of content with work across multiple game lines including...

Netflix’s The Witcher: The books vs the show

Like many individuals, I was introduced to The Witcher by the CD Projekt Red video games that showed a dark, sensual, cynical, and sometimes humorous world I hadn’t yet encountered in fantasy. Before Joe...

REVIEW: Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann

Shattered Dreams is a rare find and one that I’m very pleased to have stumbled upon. One of the things that makes grimdark what it is, is the most simple of things: it makes...

REVIEW: Steel, Blood, and Fire by Allan Bachelder

I like my fantasy pitch black and unapologetically adult. It’s a subgenre that has favored stalwart artists like Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and Richard K. Morgan. It has also provided opportunities for newcomers like...

The Witcher III

How to Make a Grimdark Setting

I’m a huge fan of Andrjez Sapkowski’s The Witcher novels. While most fans are familiar with the series through CD Projekt Red’s video game trilogy, the novels are an excellent grimdark series of their...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

In the Nineties, I loved my weekend sessions of Vampire: The Masquerade. Before A Song of Ice and Fire, it was a fascinating world of moral ambiguity (even moral decay) where the protagonists were...