REVIEW: The Martyr by Anthony Ryan

Anthony Ryan’s latest novel is the sequel to last year’s brilliant The Pariah and is the second book in The Covenant of Steel series. The outlaw Alwyn Scribe survived the...
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REVIEW: The Martyr by Anthony Ryan

REVIEW: Clementine by Tillie Walden

Clementine by Tillie Walden is a brand new graphic novel set in the universe of The Walking Dead. It is aimed at a YA audience - the characters in Clementine...
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REVIEW: Clementine by Tillie Walden

REVIEW: Those Above by Daniel Polansky

In Those Above by Daniel Polansky a perfect world for the near immortal god-like creatures and their human slaves sits atop piles of ever increasing human misery below where rebellion...
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REVIEW: Those Above by Daniel Polansky

REVIEW: The Doloriad by Missouri Williams

There’s a febrile, hallucinatory quality to The Doloriad by Missouri Williams. It’s hard to quantify because it is so singularly non-linear, and that it seemingly isn’t actually about anything. But...
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REVIEW: The Doloriad by Missouri Williams

REVIEW: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

"Have you heard about that book that’s supposed to drive you insane?" The first time I caught wind of Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, I was sitting in a...
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REVIEW: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

REVIEW: The Hand that Casts the Bone by H.L. Tinsley

HL Tinsley’s The Hand that Casts the Bone is the follow-up to her debut, We Men of Ash and Shadow. Beginning shortly after its predecessor leaves off, Tinsley packs her...
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REVIEW: The Hand that Casts the Bone by H.L. Tinsley

REVIEW: Gun Honey by Charles Ardai and Ang Hor Kheng

Gun Honey, by writer Charles Ardai and breakout artist Ang Hor Kheng, is a new installment for Titan Comics’ Hard Case line of crime comics. And it’s an impressive feat...
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REVIEW: Gun Honey by Charles Ardai and Ang Hor Kheng

REVIEW: Thieves’ War by Clayton Snyder

Clayton Snyder’s manic concoction of whimsical satire continues in his second installment of the Thieves’ Lyric series. Thieves’ War brings Cord and Nenn back together for their greatest heist yet....
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REVIEW: Thieves’ War by Clayton Snyder

An interview with Andrew Caldecott

Momenticon by Andrew Caldecott is a true joy to read - a unique novel set in a dystopian future around a museum and its unusual occupants, with a strong streak...
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An interview with Andrew Caldecott

REVIEW: Momenticon by Andrew Caldecott

Andrew Caldecott’s Momenticon is one of the most unique books I’ve read. Set in a future where humanity has conglomerated into domes due to environmental degeneration, this particular story largely...
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REVIEW: The Martyr by Anthony Ryan REVIEW: The Martyr by Anthony Ryan
REVIEW: Clementine by Tillie Walden REVIEW: Clementine by Tillie Walden
REVIEW: Those Above by Daniel Polansky REVIEW: Those Above by Daniel Polansky
REVIEW: The Doloriad by Missouri Williams REVIEW: The Doloriad by Missouri Williams
REVIEW: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski REVIEW: House of Leaves by Mark...
REVIEW: The Hand that Casts the Bone by H.L. Tinsley REVIEW: The Hand that Casts the...
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REVIEW: Thieves’ War by Clayton Snyder REVIEW: Thieves’ War by Clayton Snyder
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The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Slow Regard of Silent Things as an advanced-reader copy. I consider Rothfuss to be a bit of a borderline grimdarker and one of the finest purveyors of prose...

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Review: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Broken Eye as an advanced-reader copy. In the third installment of Lightbringer series, Brent Weeks‘s The Broken Eye tells the story of the wars and political turmoils assailing the...

Dirge by Tim Marquitz

Let There Be Darkness

While there’s been an upswing in popularity of darker stories of late, Warhammer 40k having coined the term grimdark back in the early 2000s, the concept of darkness in storytelling has been around for...

The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Review: The Grim Company by Luke Scull

I destroyed The Grim Company by Luke Scull like one of Jerek’s axes splitting a head open. It’s been a little while since I’ve done that. Scull has rocketed into my list of favourite...

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

If you’re arriving this late at Before They are Hanged, you might be like me – just digging in to the blood and muck that is grimdark fantasy. Before They are Hanged is the...

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!)...

GdM #2

Pre-order Grimdark Magazine Issue 2

That time of the quarter is almost here, when we kick up our feet and feast on some grimdark goodness. This quarter we’ve got a cracking line-up for you, a deal for those only...

Wentworth Season 1

Review: Wentworth Season 1

Brutal. Bloody. Deep. Sad. Grey. All of these things make Wentworth an unbelievably addictive piece of Australian television (and I’ll tell you right now they are few and far between). Set within the violent...

Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

Review: Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

The title, Riding the Unicorn, sounds about as far from grimdark as you can get. I’m pretty sure I wrote a short story called Riding the Unicorn for my mom when I was six...

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Where The Black Prism was a bit slow to kick off and sometimes got bogged down in explaining the magic system, The Blinding Knife floors the accelerator from the starting line. Before you get...