Grimdark Magazine Issue #34 is here!

Last Updated on April 3, 2023

Grimdark Magazine Issue #34 has just hit the stands. This quarter, we’re focussing the darker end of science fiction, and Beth and Sarah have brought you yet another stunning lineup of authors featuring Miles Cameron, Christopher Ruocchio, Samit Basu, Guy Haley, and Ken Scholes. As always, they’ve pulled together a tall stack of extra non-fiction goodies for you to support all that awesome fiction and you’ll find plenty of articles, reviews, and interviews to get your teeth in to.

Cover for Grimdark Magazine Issue #34

In Grimdark Magazine Issue #34 our cover artist Carlos Diaz has brought to life The Royal Game by Christopher Ruocchio. I love the use of purple and blue throughout, and it’s a nice tip of the glass to the neon soaked cyberpunk genre that is one of the foundations of the dark sci-fi that we love.

Lineup for Grimdark Magazine Issue #34

Grimdark Magazine presents the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction. Each quarterly issue features established and new authors to take you through their hard-bitten worlds alongside articles, reviews and interviews. Our stories are grim, our worlds are dark and our morally grey protagonists and anti-heroes light the way with bloody stories of war, betrayal and action.


  • The Royal Game by Christopher Ruocchio
  • The Night the Stars Sung out My Name by Ken Scholes
  • The Cure by Guy Haley
  • Dead Reckoning: An Arcana Imperii Story by Miles Cameron
  • Electric Sonalika by Samit Basu


  • An Interview with Alexander Darwin by Beth Tabler
  • Review: The Ten Percent Thief by Lavanya Lakshminarayan
  • Review: Infinity Gate by M.R. Carey
  • An Interview with Jeff VanderMeer by Beth Tabler and John Mauro
  • Video Game Adaptations: Is the Curse Broken? by Aaron S. Jones
  • Review: Veniss Underground: A Novel by Jeff Vandermeer, Foreward by Charles Yu
  • Review: The Book that Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence
  • The Future is So Bright, I have to Wear Shades (Because We Burned off the Atmosphere and Now We Are Screwed) by Deborah Wolf
  • An Interview with Richard Swan by Adrian Collin
  • Review: Life Beyond Us by the European Astrobiology Institute

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Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.

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