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The Mud, the Blood and the Years: Why “Grimdark” is the New “Sword and Sorcery”
April 20, 2018
August 19, 2020
“Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer…” –Robert E. Howard It was born in 1929, named in 1961, and died sometime in the early 80s....
Evil is a Matter of Perspective Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
July 1, 2016
March 29, 2017
I’m Adrian Tchaikovsky, and I hit the writing scene around 2008, and in August 2016 I’ll have my 14th book in print. This tends to prompt a lot of grumbling and use of the...
Creating a Grimdark World
December 2, 2015
August 18, 2020
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...