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Mark Lawrence: Endings

Endings are difficult. I thought perhaps that someone famous and wise had said that, and that with the aid of Google I might be able to quote them, and seem wise by association. But...

Dances with Devils: Loving the Antihero

Heroes: gotta love ‘em. Take Aragorn, son of Arathorn for instance; he may look a bit foul, but feels fair. He won’t break any legal or moral codes in order to do the right...
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Religion in Fantasy: Finding Meaning in the Madness

Conversations about religion can be difficult. It is a subject that tends to evoke great passion and strong opinions. From a staunch atheist to the most extreme believer and everyone in between, religion touches...
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REVIEW: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 4: Redanian Intelligence

As far as I can remember, this is the first episode that didn’t have Geralt deal with a monster. In fact, Geralt does surprisingly little in this episode. The opening shows him training Ciri...
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REVIEW: The Witcher Season 2 Episode 3: What Was Lost

Welcome to the recaps of The Witcher Season 2 for Grimdark Magazine. I’m Ryan, and I enjoyed the first season of this show a lot. I haven’t read the books so a lot of...
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REVIEW: The Witcher: Season 2 Episode 2: Kaer Morhen

Welcome to the recaps of The Witcher Season 2 for Grimdark Magazine. I’m Ryan, and I enjoyed the first season of this show a lot. I haven’t read the books so a lot of...

Best dark SFF books of 2021

Well, 2021 was pretty much another bag of sweaty dicks of a year with lockdowns, deaths, separation, isolation, bloody zoom meetings, and dead arms. However, the publishing industry great and small, despite paper shortages,...

Blade Runner: The importance of not being special

Blade Runner 2049 is a movie I very much enjoyed (you can read my review here) but it’s an interesting film for me because I realized it nicely inverts a lot of what was...

SFF books We Are Excited About for 2022

With the nightmare of 2020 and 2021 starting to recede into our rear view vision mirror, SFF in 2022 is looking very exciting and folks, it is time to start adding to those already...

The works of Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber was an incredibly prolific author, who won numerous awards during his life for works that nowadays seem more obscure than they should be. In addition to writing, he was a chess master,...