REVIEW: The Complete Chronicles of Conan

For sword-swinging, camel-punching action, there’s no protagonist who looms quite as large in the history of fantasy as Conan the Barbarian. Of course, he’s quite different in the books than...
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REVIEW: The Complete Chronicles of Conan

REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

The concluding volume of The Nevernight Chronicle has cemented the view in my mind that Jay Kristoff deserves to be placed among the great grimdark authors. Darkdawn is a brilliant...
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REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter

When I saw the name of Angels of Death E9 I knew we were at the epic bloody climax of this season, and Slaughter did not disappoint. This episode was...
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REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter

REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood

The series may have started limply but by The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood, this show is starting to become must see television. The adaptation of Robert Jordan’s...
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REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood

An Interview With Ken Liu

Ken Liu is an author of both long and short-form speculative fiction; his short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories each won...
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An Interview With Ken Liu

Horrific dark SciFi at Bad Space Comics

I was introduced to New Zealand based artist Scott Base's Bad Space Comics when I was mindlessly scrolling Facebook one night and saw the below image. Immediately hooked, I went...
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Horrific dark SciFi at Bad Space Comics

REVIEW: Game of Thrones S4

Returning for a fourth season, Game of Thrones S4 hits new heights that only dragons can reach as tight storytelling, amazing production values, and a cast fully deserving all the...
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REVIEW: Game of Thrones S4

REVIEW: We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley

An exciting debut by a new fantasy author, We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley held nothing back and left me eager for more. Everything is dialed up to eleven,...
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REVIEW: We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley

REVIEW: Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime of all time. It was never one of the most popular or widely watched but it was unique and its fans...
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REVIEW: Cowboy Bebop

REVIEW: The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson

The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson follows Wellington Thorneycroft, a pickpocket doing his best to survive the soul-crushing urban dystopia of the City. Surrounded by unscalable walls, scorched...
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REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter
REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5:...
An Interview With Ken Liu An Interview With Ken Liu
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Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Marc Turner’s Devil Watching Competiton

Marc Turner is the author of When the Heavens Fall, which we reviewed here. His second book, Dragon Hunters, hits the shelves in the US and the UK on the 9th of February, 2016,...

Red Kent from Mark Lawrence’s Bad Seed

Jason Deem has done it again with his new cover for Grimdark Magazine Issue 1. We were incredibly fortunate to secure a short story from one of the premier authors in the fantasy genre...

A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

Review: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall

A Crown for Cold Silver is a fantastic first dip of the toe into grimdark fantasy for for the author hidden behind the pseudonym Alex Marshall (best online theory I could find on who that is...

Hassebrand by Jason Deem

Excerpt: A Fair Man by Peter Orullian featured in GdM Issue 6

As a part of GdM #6 we were lucky enough to publish The Vault of Heaven series author Peter Orullian. If you haven’t checked out Peter’s books, make sure to head over to amazon...

Hassebrand by Jason Deem

Lineup for GdM Issue 6

Issue 6 has an absolutely cracking lineup of fiction and non-fiction, covered with a beautiful piece of artwork based on one of Michael R. Fletcher’s hassebrands, by Jason Deem. Issue #6 will be available...

Hassebrand by Jason Deem

One of Michael R. Fletcher’s Hassebrands

As a part of developing his Manifest Delusions world for Beyond Redemption, Michael R. Fletcher wrote a series of short stories. We were lucky enough to snag one for Issue 6 (due out 15 Jan 216)....

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner

Review: When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner

Can traditional high-fantasy be grimdark? Apparently, yes. Marc Turner’s debut novel When the Heavens Fall showed me that fantasy can be saturated with magic without losing any of the grit. It manages to deliver...

Grimdark Magazine Issue 6 Release Delay (and Other Bits of Good News)

The Bad: Issue 6 Pushed Back Trying to release an issue on the 1st of Jan, right on the back end of the busiest time of year at our day jobs, Christmas, New Year’s...

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The GdM Team Pick Their Grimdark Favourites for 2015

The year 2015 has been a pretty damned epic year for grimdark fiction. Our team has spent the last year reading about hundreds of gritty anti-heroes fighting their way through plenty of dark worlds. In our...

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GdM Closed to Submissions for the Holidays

Our submissions team have been working their collective hides off for a year and a half without break to find the best in short grimdark fiction to put in front of you. I reckon they’ve...