Grimdark Fantasy: Where to start reading

Ask ten grimdark fantasy fans what their definition of grimdark is, and you're likely to get ten marginally, if not wildly, different answers. However, ask them for a top ten...
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Grimdark Fantasy: Where to start reading

REVIEW: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

See that cute stuffed hedgehog on the cover of Earthlings by Sayaka Murata? That’s Piyyut. He’s best friends with Natsuki, the book’s narrator, an 11-year-old girl who is also a...
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REVIEW: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

REVIEW: In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey

In the Night Wood is an ingeniously written Gothic horror novel by Dale Bailey, which serves as both a tribute to classic Gothic literature and a unique, riveting story in...
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REVIEW: In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey

REVIEW: Brother Red by Adrian Selby

Adrian Selby’s Brother Red follows a duty-bound, female soldier whose choices carry a lot of heart as she attempts to preserve the future of her people, her kingdom, and most...
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REVIEW: Brother Red by Adrian Selby

REVIEW: The Evil Within 2

The Evil Within 2 (2017) is the sequel to, unsurprisingly, The Evil Within (2014) and a game I picked up immediately after finishing the first game. I probably should have...
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REVIEW: The Evil Within 2

An Interview With Robert Jackson Bennett

Robert Jackson Bennett's trilogy is a lot of things, a novel about pain and growth. Sancia is not the same character we started with. It is also about found families...
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An Interview With Robert Jackson Bennett

REVIEW: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Red Sister is a classic of modern fantasy, a perfectly crafted and beautifully written opening to Mark Lawrence’s Book of the Ancestor trilogy, which centers on a cast of young...
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REVIEW: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

REVIEW: Disco Elysium

The flippant pitch for Disco Elysium would be to say if China Mieville wrote a Dirk Gently video game. The writer, Robert Kurvitz, has made something unique with this game,...
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REVIEW: Disco Elysium

REVIEW: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Every magnet has two poles, north and south, which can never be separated. The power of the magnet—indeed, the very concept of a magnet itself—necessitates a pairing of these two...
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REVIEW: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

REVIEW: The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham

The King's Blood is another strong entry in Abraham's politically charged, character-driven fantasy series, The Dagger and the Coin. The Dragon's Path helped get me out of a reading slump...
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REVIEW: The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham
Grimdark Fantasy: Where to start reading Grimdark Fantasy: Where to start reading
REVIEW: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata REVIEW: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
REVIEW: In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey REVIEW: In the Night Wood by...
REVIEW: Brother Red by Adrian Selby REVIEW: Brother Red by Adrian Selby
REVIEW: The Evil Within 2 REVIEW: The Evil Within 2
An Interview With Robert Jackson Bennett An Interview With Robert Jackson Bennett
REVIEW: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence REVIEW: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
REVIEW: Disco Elysium REVIEW: Disco Elysium
REVIEW: Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence REVIEW: Prince of Fools by Mark...
REVIEW: The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham REVIEW: The King’s Blood by Daniel...
Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Beyond Redemption Giveaway

Mike Fletcher, author of the brilliant Beyond Redemption and 88, wants you to get delusional! What’s the Deal? The Geisteskranken in Mike’s Beyond Redemption (check out our review here) twist reality with the power of their delusions. Knowledge...

The Art of Forgetting: Nomad by Joanne Hall

Battle-off Competition Winner Announcement

The competition for the 1st and 3rd places in the Battle-off came down to one point in each case. One. Point. With such an epic bundle of prizes on offer it was great fun...

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Goodbye Kennet, You Absolute Champion…

Today, we lost a grimdark enthusiast. The GdM team said goodbye to a team mate and fellow grimdark enthusiast, Kennet Rowan Gencks, GdM First Reader and great bloke. Kennet approached me on May 20, 2015, in...

Blackguards

Review: Blackguards

This book should be one of the introductory bibles to grimdark. There, I said it. It’s got a wide range of awesome authors writing for a very specific audience. And boy, do they do...

Witcher 3

The Moral Ambiguity of Geralt of Rivia and the Grimdark World of The Witcher Series

In the genre of grimdark fiction, heroes are not always the most savoury of people. They are not always the valiant knight on a crusade to rid the world of evil or magicians seeking...

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Second Apocalypse Art by Jason Deem

You may know Jason Deem from the brilliant Issue 4 and 5 Grimdark Magazine cover art. Others that know him online will recognize the name from some of the premier pieces of R. Scott...

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Attention Submitting Authors!

Ever received a rejection from an e-zine and just wanted to scream, “JUST WHAT IN THE NAME OF THE LITERARY GODS DO YOU PEOPLE WANT!” I certainly have. It’s hard to know what these...

GdM #5

Excerpt: Against the Encroaching Darkness by Aliette de Bodard

I was going off like a frog in a sock with excitement when we approached Aliette de Bodard for a short story to be published in issue #5 and she agreed. Aliette has a long list...

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Battle-off Competition Final 7 Decided!

After two months and 1,600 votes, we have our final seven set in stone! These self published and small press authors have impressed you the most with their adrenaline-fuelled battle scenes. Over the next...

The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Excerpt: The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Being an Australian publication, I’m absolutely stoked to be able to present to you chapter one from Duncan Lay’s The Last Quarrel. Better still, he’s a fellow Central Coastie from New South Wales. Check out the...