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Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Tom has been with Grimdark Magazine almost from day one. He's responsible for all of the awesome interviews you see in GdM's pages. Outside of the SFF scene, Tom is a mad keen UFC watcher and trainee.

An Interview with Alicia Wanstall-Burke and Graham Austin-King

Two of the biggest legends in the indie author crew are getting married. They write dark fantasy, they are a great laugh, and they are from opposite sides of the planet. I caught up...

An Interview with Peter McLean

Greetings grimlings! This issue I join you from a dingy bar in Ellinburg where I have finally cornered Peter McLean for a chin wag. In case you are unfamiliar, Peter is the author of...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Catching up with grimdark fantasy champion Michael R. Fletcher

Our man in the trenches Tom Smith gets into the darkest side of fantasy, catching up with Beyond Redemption author and champion of grimdark fantasy, Michael R. Fletcher. We chat about his writing process...

Interview with dark fantasy legend Steven Erikson

Ask somebody about dark fantasy to rival the epic scale of Game of Thrones and I’d be pretty surprised if somebody didn’t mention Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series. These books consistently...

An Interview with Rob J. Hayes

Hey demented ones! This issue I come to you from the Dripping Bucket. It’s dark, the tables smell and the ale is horrible—but I am here with the Hat himself: Rob J. Hayes! If...

An Interview with Dyrk Ashton

Hail grimlings! This issue I finally caught up with that wily rapscallion Dyrk Ashton. If you don’t know Dyrk’s work, he is currently working on finishing his Paternus series—books 1 and 2 are already...

An Interview with Alicia Wanstall-Burke

G’day Grimmies! I’m here today with one of my favorite Aussies—Alicia Wanstall-Burke. Now, if you aren’t familiar with Alicia’s work—it’s ok.  She is still fairly new to the scene; however, she has been stirring...

The Mirror's Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

REVIEW: The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

After reading Beyond Redemption last year, I confess to a giddy anticipation of the sequel—The Mirror’s Truth. When GdM alumnus and friend Michael R. Fletcher offered me the opportunity to preview it, of course...

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

Reading The Broken Empire trilogy really changed the way I view fantasy. It was after reading this trilogy that I discovered and began to define for myself what grimdark is. As a kid I...