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The Forgotten Realms: Where to Start Reading

The Forgotten Realms are the most popular setting for Dungeons and Dragons, home to almost 300 novels in addition to the countless associated tabletop role-playing materials, video games, and comic books. There’s no fantasy...
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The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett Reread: Tibbet’s Brook

Hello, and welcome to the first part of The Warded Man reread. The first section we will discuss is the section called Tibbet’s Brook 318 – 319 ar(After Return). I will be discussing some spoiler aspects...
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The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett Reread

The Warded Man, the first novel in Peter V. Brett’s Demon Cycle series, is a series based around a world where demons called corelings rise from the ground each night and ravage the countryside. Humans have...

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....

6 Historical Fiction Books for Grimdark Fans

As 2020 and all of its dystopic qualities slowly turn into a distant memory, it’s probably time to counterbalance the increasing promise of a vaccine-enabled, normal life by recommending a few historical fiction books...

LGBTQIA+ Dark SFF Characters: Where To Start Reading

The world has changed to be more inclusive, and SFF has often led the way by taking us into worlds and people that push our comfort zones and expand our horizons. Many new works...

Unusual Threats in Horror: Creating True Fear in Readers

It was Edgar Allan Poe who started me writing horror stories. A motherly lady in Croydon library gave me a copy of Tales Of Mystery And Imagination when I was nine years old and...

10 Cyberpunk Video Game Recommendations

Cyberpunk video games are something you’d think would be extremely popular and, indeed, some of them are classics of the genre. The release of Cyberpunk 2077 late last year was controversial for its host...

SFF books in 2021: What the GdM team can’t wait to read next year

Welcome to 2021, where the SFF books we’re excited about are just as good as those we loved from 2020, but hopefully with the world not on fire or drowning in plague this time!...

Best SFF books of 2020

Well, it’s been a hell of a year. Pretty much everything has been a little bit rubbish except for 2020’s book releases–so it’s time for Grimdark Magazine’s best SFF books of 2020. We have a...