REVIEW: The Storm Beneath the World by Michael R. Fletcher

In Michael R. Fletcher's The Storm Beneath the World we get another full-swing-warhammer-to-the-chest of Fletcher's wild imagination. In a world made up of insect queendoms living and warring on the backs...
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REVIEW: The Storm Beneath the World by Michael R. Fletcher

The 2024 short fiction submission window is open!

The 2024 Grimdark Magazine open window for short fiction is here! You have just under two weeks to get your short fiction submitted to our team to review for placement...
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The 2024 short fiction submission window is open!

REVIEW: Prince of the City by Keith Herber

Prince of the City by Keith Herber is both a prequel as well as sequel to the book Dark Prince by the same author. It is one of the early...
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REVIEW: Prince of the City by Keith Herber

REVIEW: Gyeongseong Creature

Continuing my obsession with South Korean silver screen productions, I recently watched Gyeongseong Creature from Netflix, a retelling of late WW2 Japanese occupation of South Korea and the horrific actions...
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REVIEW: Gyeongseong Creature

Exclusive excerpt of Tomorrow’s Children by Daniel Polansky

Every now and then, we get to do something really cool. Today, you get to join us in checking out some of Daniel Polansky's February 27th, 2024 release from Angry Robot...
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Exclusive excerpt of Tomorrow’s Children by Daniel Polansky

REVIEW: The Ruptured Sky by Jessica A. McMinn

Filled with morally grey characters, rich yet mystifying lore, and thrilling action sequences, Jessica A. McMinn delivers everything you could ever wish for from a dark and gritty multi-POV epic...
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REVIEW: The Ruptured Sky by Jessica A. McMinn

REVIEW: Dark Prince by Keith Herber

Dark Prince by Keith Herber is the first full-length novel for the World of Darkness and, more specifically, Vampire: The Masquerade setting. It was published in 1994 and introduced the...
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REVIEW: Dark Prince by Keith Herber

REVIEW: Halo Season 1

Halo is one of the all-time most successful video game franchises. It's also a very well-developed science fiction setting with the books including some of my favorite outside of Stark...
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REVIEW: Halo Season 1

REVIEW: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

The latest explosion of Godzilla stories has brought us Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, a story spins off from director Gareth Edwards' (The Creator, Rogue One, Monsters) brilliant Godzilla film that...
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REVIEW: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

REVIEW: The Way of Unity by Sarah K. Balstrup

Religion and politics collide in The Way of Unity, the dark fantasy debut from Sarah K. Balstrup and a semi-finalist in Mark Lawrence’s ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO9). A psychic...
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Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Excerpt: Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

We’re really excited to bring you an excerpt from Anthony Ryan’s Queen of Fire! It’s chapter 2. You can find chapter 1 on Anthony’s website. Alucius The Kuritai’s name was Twenty-Seven, though Alucius had yet...

The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

Excerpt: The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

We’re really excited to bring you the an excerpt from John R. Fultz’s newest novel, The Testament of Tall Eagle. Without any further ado, I hope you enjoy Chapter 4: On the Blood Trail. It’s an excellent...

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Review: Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

I’ve read a bit of criticism out there about this being a pretty simple troped recreation of so many previous fantasy novels. To that, I say, yes, it’s a well-known set of ingredients: a group...

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Book Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I have just been inside the imagination of a literary genius. Robin Hobb’s debut novel, Assassin’s Apprentice, is a thoroughly enjoyable story about a royal bastard named Fitz put to use by his family, and trying...

GdM #3

Grimdark Magazine Issue 3 Released Early!

Grimdark Magazine is out NOW! That’s right, you heard it here first. Grimdark Magazine Issue 3 is out early! No pre-order, no nuthin’, just straight into the guts of it. In this issue, you’ll...

Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic

Top 5 Actors to Play Logen “The Bloody-Nine” Ninefingers

Logen Ninefingers is “grimdark personified”. He’s a man whose duality is not just philosophical. Whether you sympathize with the quiet and loveable lug, Logan, or the blood-lusting counterpart known as the Bloody Nine, this...

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In Defence of Grimdark

Grimdark is dead. – Justin Landon (Nerds of a Feather blog) Across the ages, when women and men were under attack by forces that would see their heads on spikes, they would take up...

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...