Review: Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Here be dragons. Need I say more? Dragon Hunters is the second book in Marc Turner’s debut fantasy series The Chronicles of the Exile, but features new characters and a...
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Review: Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Stop whinging about the cost of ebooks

Reading community: I have a bone to pick with some of you. For the love of the literary gods can you stop flipping out about the cost of ebooks. Let's...
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Stop whinging about the cost of ebooks

GdM’s most anticipated SFF books of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be an absolute cracker for dark and grimdark SFF. These are the books the GdM team are most looking forward to reading (and hopefully reviewing)...
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GdM’s most anticipated SFF books of 2019

2018 best SFF books picked by the GdM team

2018 was an amazing year from grimdark and dark SFF, with more and more books coming out that tick our boxes. As per every year for the last four years,...
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2018 best SFF books picked by the GdM team

REVIEW: Song by Jesse Teller

Book One of the Manhunters series starts off with a hook, with our “hero” Rayph playing a game in a bathhouse and a serving boy approaches. “I’m afraid we are...
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REVIEW: Song by Jesse Teller

The Grimdark Villain

Many fans of grimdark literature, film, and games might argue that the term villain is an inappropriate one for the genre. It conjures an image of the mustache twirling evil-doer...
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The Grimdark Villain

Who is the Grimdark Hero?

Grimdark is a relatively new subgenre in the world of fantasy and science fiction, having emerged as the grittier, morally ambiguous side of fantasy in the 1970s and ‘80s with...
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Who is the Grimdark Hero?

REVIEW: The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King

When Graham Austin-King first approached me about an ARC of The Lore of Prometheus he described it as sort of Dean Koontz / Stephen King / Clive Barker style. Now,...
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REVIEW: The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King

REVIEW: Blackest Knights edited by C.T. Phipps

What happens when good knights go bad? When shining armor cracks, morals are cast aside, and sacred oaths are broken? Blackest Knights, edited by C.T. Phipps, is a collection of...
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REVIEW: Blackest Knights edited by C.T. Phipps

REVIEW: The Razor by J. Barton Mitchell

The Razor is the new science fiction novel by J. Barton Mitchell, author of the acclaimed YA sci-fi series The Conquered Earth. This one’s not YA, but it won’t cause...
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REVIEW: The Razor by J. Barton Mitchell

REVIEW: Cold Iron by MIles Cameron

"Superb," the man in the black cloak said, and slammed his dagger into the young man's temple, killing him instantly. The blade emerged from the other temple with admirable precision,...
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REVIEW: Cold Iron by MIles Cameron

REVIEW: Many are the Dead by Anthony Ryan

After the Industrial Age adventures of The Draconis Memoria series, Anthony Ryan has returned to the fantasy world of Raven’s Shadow with the novella Many Are the Dead. The book...
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REVIEW: Many are the Dead by Anthony Ryan

REVIEW: Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

Blood of Heirs is the ambitious debut epic fantasy novel and the first book of The Coraidic Saga by Alicia Wanstall-Burke. And while I wouldn't place it in the grimdark...
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REVIEW: Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

The Traitor Baru Cormorant has one of the best protagonists in fantasy

Sweet literary gods, I've just been in the mind of a genius--and I'm not just talking about Seth Dickinson's imagination. The Traitor Baru Cormorant is one of the best books I've...
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The Traitor Baru Cormorant has one of the best protagonists in fantasy

The Odd Hopefulness of Grimdark

In today’s social-media-saturated world, a lot of what we see are the highlights of people’s lives, and it’s easy to feel inadequate when confronted with the reality of one’s own...
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The Odd Hopefulness of Grimdark

REVIEW: Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

Suppose you have darkness/shadows (depending on what you call it) living inside of you. Suppose you can release it time to time in one way or another. How would you...
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REVIEW: Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

REVIEW: The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee

The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee is a fantastic new addition to the grimdark fantasy landscape, and is the beginning to the Five Warrior Angels series, which promises to...
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REVIEW: The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee

REVIEW: We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

When We Ride the Storm by Devin Madison opened with the line, “It’s harder to sever a head than people think. Perhaps if one were skilled with an axe it...
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REVIEW: We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

REVIEW: Queen of Crows by Myke Cole

Fucking hell, Myke Cole! Why do you hurt me so?!? What a roller coaster of emotions The Queen of Crows presented. The Queen of Crows is the follow-up to The...
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REVIEW: Queen of Crows by Myke Cole

REVIEW: War Cry by Brian McClellan

War Cry is the new novella by Brian McClellan (The Powder Mage Trilogy), continuing the Tor.com series of shorter-than-novel-length fiction that has also included familiar names like Martha Wells and...
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Fae – The Wild Hunt by Graham Austin-King

Review: Fae – The Wild Hunt by Graham Austin-King

Graham Austin-King puts the bite back into the world of fairy tales with the first of the Riven Wyrde Trilogy: Fae – The Wild Hunt. This story is told from the perspective of three...

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

I spotted Leviathan Wakes online touted as Game of Thrones in space. If I’m honest about it, I bought it on a whim based on that and a want to read more sci-fi of...

Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat by Matthew Sylvester

Review: Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat by Matthew Sylvester

Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat tells the story of a British officer fighting in a diesel-punk version of World War I that sees the Germans rise victorious. Told in a series of sequential short stories,...

Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Review: Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Make no mistake: Snakewood is grimdark. It’s grimdark and then some. Moral ambiguity infuses all the major characters, and no clear line is ever drawn between right and wrong, good and evil. Snakewood is...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective Author: Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward’s works have appeared in GdM #4 and GdM #8, so it’s safe to say we’re pretty big fans of his short stories. Check out what he has to say about jumping on...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky

I’m Adrian Tchaikovsky, and I hit the writing scene around 2008, and in August 2016 I’ll have my 14th book in print. This tends to prompt a lot of grumbling and use of the...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Marc Turner Talks About His Contribution to Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Marc Turner is the author of Chronicles of the Exile (published by Tor in the US, Titan in the UK). Marc’s short story contribution to Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists will feature...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Meet Anomie, Michael R. Fletcher’s Cotardist Assassin and Leader of the Schatten Morder

When we first came up with the concept for Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists, Michael R. Fletcher was one of the first people I had in my ideal author group....

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Kaaron Warren talks about the Grey Ladies

From the moment we’d decided to go ahead with Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists, I knew we needed  a wide range of genre authors writing the villain’s perspective. Often, in...

GdM #8

GdM #8 Delayed until 1 August

Grimdark Magazine Issue 8 to be released 1 August. There’s a pretty simple, non-conspiratorial reason for this one: our Kickstarter is running, and we don’t want to dilute the marketing message for either product....