REVIEW: Drones by Rob J. Hayes

Drones by Rob J. Hayes is a cyberpunk novel that may be my favorite of his writings. Rob J. Hayes is no stranger to grimdark and is one of the...
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REVIEW: Drones by Rob J. Hayes

REVIEW: This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

This is My Blood is a book that I was hesitant to pick up despite my love of vampire fiction. Religious horror is something that can be done very well...
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REVIEW: This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

In the post-pandemic America of Kristin Cast’s young adult novel The Key To Fear, life in the city of Westfall is entirely geared towards staying safe and healthy. Fifty years...
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REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

Top Ten Slasher Movies

It's the month of October here at Grimdark Magazine and time to discuss all things scary. This article will deal with one of my favorite subjects: slasher films! Slasher films...
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Top Ten Slasher Movies

REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

In Jed Herne’s The Thunder Heist, humanity has abandoned monster-infested land and taken to the Twisted Seas in colossal city-ships. Among these tangled masses of lashed-together boats, one stands out:...
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REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

REVIEW: Notes from Small Planets by Nate Crowley

One thing I love about speculative fiction is the way that the stories we love also introduce us to interesting worlds that differ to lesser or greater extent from our...
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REVIEW: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

Grimdark can come in many forms. For most readers, they have a sense of dark and gritty fiction with plenty of swearing as well as violence. A strong sense of...
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REVIEW: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

I continue my The Stormlight Archive re-read with Words of Radiance, which is one of the finest fantasy novels that I've ever read. Everything that The Way of Kings did...
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REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

Dead Man in a Ditch, Luke Arnold’s second book in the Fetch Phillips Archive, is a devastating and unforgiving story about redemption and regret that will keep you wanting more. It...
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REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

REVIEW: Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by author Jason “David Wong” Pargin is the second installment in the Zoey Ashe series following 2016’s Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits. Just as it did...
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Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the Bad, and The Reboot

Conan the Barbarian was once a household name. Back when I was very young, the character was at the height of his popularity, and you might have seen his grim visage and muscular physique...

REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

I discovered the name Mazarkis Williams late in the game. It was a lucky accident that I stumbled across her short story Violet in the anthology The Art of War. I loved it. Williams...

REVIEW: King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist

Few authors have had the effect that Raymond Feist has had on the fantasy genre. He is as synonymous with grand fantasy novels as Stephen King is with horror. As of right now, Feist...

REVIEW: Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Black Legion, the follow up to the Talon of Horus continues the tale of Iskander Khayon as he takes part in the wars to assert the titular Black Legion as the pre-eminent force amongst...

REVIEW: The Lessons Never Learned by Rob J. Hayes

The Lessons Never Learned is Book Two of the War Eternal trilogy, that began with the fantastic Along the Razor’s Edge. “Opinions are like children. Those who have them want them to be special,...

REVIEW: Heart of a Dragon by David Niall Wilson

Heart of a Dragon is an interesting introduction to the shared universe of David Niall Wilson’s Dechance Chronicles. Several of his series take place in this universe ranging from his O.C.L.T government agency tales...

REVIEW: Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido

Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales might be one of the most perfect noir graphic novels I have ever read. It is a blend of noir and the 1940s and 1950s aesthetic with the “Sam...

REVIEW: The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

The Empty Throne is one of Bernard Cornwell’s best. Uhtred is written so well here, and he has such a strong voice and personality, I am constantly chuckling to myself at his downright rudeness...

REVIEW: Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

Every now and then our team gets approached separately by the same publicist, or by two seperate publishers altogether, to review a book. And when that happens we end up with something that’s rare...

REVIEW: The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente

Fridging‘ is the practice of killing off or hurting a minor character to motivate or torture the main character. The term comes from the world of comics, describing an issue of Green Lantern in which the hero’s...