REVIEW: Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Every Sky a Grave in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Jay Posey and Harper Voyager. In Every Sky a Grave...
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REVIEW: Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey

REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

I have been to New Orleans, once. And even in my limited understanding of New Orleans, I can imagine how difficult it would be to get down on paper in...
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REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

REVIEW: A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron

A Plague of Swords solidified The Traitor Son Cycle as one of the best epic fantasy series written. It has everything I have come to love in fantasy, and continues...
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REVIEW: A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron

REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

I received an advance reading copy of Stoker's Wilde in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Steven Hopstaken, Melissa Prusi, and Flame Tree Press. The concept...
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REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks

It sounds exciting right, living amongst the wilds of nature while being tethered to the city’s ease and convenience. You get the verdant beauty without all the needs of living...
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REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks

REVIEW: Vampyr

Vampyr is a game by Dontnod Entertainment, creator of the popular Life is Strange episodic adventure. A Gothic Horror action-adventure game is about as far from that story as possible,...
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REVIEW: Vampyr

An Interview with Rob J. Hayes

Hey demented ones! This issue I come to you from the Dripping Bucket. It’s dark, the tables smell and the ale is horrible—but I am here with the Hat himself:...
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An Interview with Rob J. Hayes

REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan

I came across The Book of Dragons anthology, edited by prolific, award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan, while I was looking for a good upcoming book to review. Of course, I always...
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REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan

REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

I love a carefully conceived, beautifully executed, challenging narrative, but if someone had told me that the new novella by Daniel Polansky (Low Town trilogy) was written in the second-person...
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REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley

Hack/Slash by Tim Seeley is a homage to the slasher movies of the 80s, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Goth girls. If there was ever a comic book that was...
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REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley
REVIEW: Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey REVIEW: Every Sky a Grave by...
REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by...
REVIEW: A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron REVIEW: A Plague of Swords by...
REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken...
REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks
REVIEW: Vampyr REVIEW: Vampyr
An Interview with Rob J. Hayes An Interview with Rob J. Hayes
REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed....
REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel...
REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by...

REVIEW: Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann

Shattered Dreams is a rare find and one that I’m very pleased to have stumbled upon. One of the things that makes grimdark what it is, is the most simple of things: it makes...

ANNOUNCEMENT: GdM to publish noir SF collection Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper

The Grimdark Magazine team is excited to announce the February 2020 publication our first single-author noir science fiction collection, Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper. We’re even more excited to have had this exciting new...

REVIEW: Odin’s Wolves by Giles Kristian

Odin’s Wolves is superb and Giles Kristian has crafted one of the best historical fiction trilogies of … well, ever. I know I rave about them, but it is totally warranted. I adore the...

REVIEW: Steel, Blood, and Fire by Allan Bachelder

I like my fantasy pitch black and unapologetically adult. It’s a subgenre that has favored stalwart artists like Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and Richard K. Morgan. It has also provided opportunities for newcomers like...

EXCERPT: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

After enjoying Melokai (review | excerpt) by Rosalyn Kelly so much, we were keen as mustard to get a hold of book 2 in the In the Heart of the Mountains series. And while...

The magnificent grimdark fantasy art of Dejan Delic

It’s no secret that the Grimdark Magazine team are huge fans of amazing fan art, and Serbian artist Dejan Delic is absolutely killing it. He’s hitting all the right points for dark and grimdark fantasy fans,...

REVIEW: Sin Eater by Mike Shel

Sin Eater, book two of Mike Shel’s Iconoclasts series, begins with an empire in decay. When a beloved monarch falls ill and priestly magic and the best physicians fail to cure her, the clergy...

REVIEW: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French

If Sons of Anarchy and Lord of the Rings had a bastard child who fought and scrapped in the muck to survive, it’d be The Grey Bastards. This brilliant mash-up of dark fantasy and...

REVIEW: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

In Michael R. Fletcher’s Smoke and Stone, the entirety of mankind dwells within the city of Bastion. Surrounded by crimson sands and sculpted from a single, seamless piece of rock by the hands of...

REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

The Killing Light is the last book of an immense trilogy that is both satisfying and haunting. I will be thinking about this book long after having finished it. “The sword, the spear, these...