Discussions

Is Bigger Really Better?

In the fantasy genre, across novels, movies and games, there’s a tendency to go big. We’ve got a brand new world to explore, with fantastic beasts, powerful magic and unique cultures, so we have...

The Joy of Being Broke Thanks to Signed First Editions

As I get older I find myself enjoying less and less the sight of a thousand slowly yellowing paperbacks crammed onto a creaking, bent set of shelves and looking to spend a little more...
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Why The Witcher Netflix Series May Be the Next Grimdark Super-show

Netflix has recently announced they’ll be creating a show based on The Witcher franchise. The Expanse’s Sean Daniel and Jason Brown will be taking on executive production duties and Oscar nominee (as well as...
Re-watching the Watchmen

Re-watching the Watchmen: Making the Case for Zack Snyder’s Adaptation

Alan Moore’s Watchmen is inarguably one of the greatest achievements in comic-book history. It’s a tale of murder, grand conspiracies, paranoia, hope, and betrayal at the height of the Cold War in an alternate-timeline...
The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Creating a Grimdark World

Somewhere between the incredible detail of J.R.R. Tolkien’s worlds and the slapdash efforts of films such as 10,000BC, which famously had snow turning to jungle turning to desert, lies a happy place. A place...
Witcher 3

The Moral Ambiguity of Geralt of Rivia and the Grimdark World of The Witcher Series

In the genre of grimdark fiction, heroes are not always the most savoury of people. They are not always the valiant knight on a crusade to rid the world of evil or magicians seeking...
GdM

Writing About Firearms

Burke ripped his revolver from his holster, diving into cover as his prey opened fire. Rounds sent chips of concrete flying through the air. Ducking round his cover, he blazed away until the hammer...
Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic

Top 5 Actors to Play Logen “The Bloody-Nine” Ninefingers

Logen Ninefingers is “grimdark personified”. He’s a man whose duality is not just philosophical. Whether you sympathize with the quiet and loveable lug, Logan, or the blood-lusting counterpart known as the Bloody Nine, this...
GdM

In Defence of Grimdark

Grimdark is dead. – Justin Landon (Nerds of a Feather blog) Across the ages, when women and men were under attack by forces that would see their heads on spikes, they would take up...
GdM

What does Grimdark Magazine want?

We’ve all been there as writers. You knock out a short story, crack yourself a celebratory beer and know – just know – that you are getting this piece published in that e-zine (like Grimdark Magazine!)...