An Interview with Laura Purcell

Laura Purcell has made a name for herself in gothic fiction. I particularly enjoyed The Whispering Muse, a story set around a theatre where the plays come to life more...
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An Interview with Laura Purcell

REVIEW: Dagon

There's something to be said for B-movie horror, even if it's often designed to gross you out, titillate, and kill people (sadly most often women) in gruesome fashions. I'm not...
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REVIEW: Dagon

An Interview with Sebastien de Castell

Sebastien de Castell is no stranger to Grimdark Magazine. Back in issue #28 of the magazine (we're now on #38, so quite a while ago!) we published his short story...
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An Interview with Sebastien de Castell

REVIEW: A Memory of Song by Scott Palmer

Pitched as Braveheart meets A Song of Ice and Fire, Scott Palmer’s A Memory of Song is a sweepingly epic yet intimately character-driven Norse-flavoured fantasy that will make any dark...
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REVIEW: A Memory of Song by Scott Palmer

REVIEW: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw is a rare gem in what I've always felt should have been a larger genre: the Cthulhu Mythos detective novel. I've played a few...
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REVIEW: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian Battle of the Black Stone by Jim Zub (W) and Jonas Scharf (A)

Set some years after the events of the current Conan the Barbarian story arc, Conan is shown working out of Fort Tuscelan, defending the frontier outpost from incessant attacks by...
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REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian Battle of the Black Stone by Jim Zub (W) and Jonas Scharf (A)

REVIEW: A Grave for Us All by Michael Roberti

Chaos now rules the kingdom of Harfal. The Reach is swarming with bandits and AWOL soldiers. Death has spawned horrors from the Sparse Forest. As its government is caught in...
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REVIEW: A Grave for Us All by Michael Roberti

Richard Swan announces Grave Empire, a new trilogy to follow The Empire of the Wolf

Richard Swan will be releasing a follow-up series to his extremely popular Empire of the Wolf trilogy, Orbit announced today. In news that is sure to delight the growing Swan...
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Richard Swan announces Grave Empire, a new trilogy to follow The Empire of the Wolf

REVIEW: Fallout: A Tale of Mutation by Erwan Lafleuriel

Fallout: A Tale of Mutation by Erwan Lafleuriel is a book available on Kindle Unlimited that details the creation of the first four Fallout games (no real information on Fallout 76...
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REVIEW: Fallout: A Tale of Mutation by Erwan Lafleuriel

REVIEW: The Savage Sword of Conan #2 Jim Zub (W), Richard Pace (A), and Patch Zircher (W, A)

Following a strong first issue, the second bimonthly installment of Titan Comics revived version of The Savage Sword of Conan has arrived. The eye-catching painted cover illustration by veteran artist...
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REVIEW: Dagon REVIEW: Dagon
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The GdM Team Pick Their Grimdark Favourites for 2015

The year 2015 has been a pretty damned epic year for grimdark fiction. Our team has spent the last year reading about hundreds of gritty anti-heroes fighting their way through plenty of dark worlds. In our...

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GdM Closed to Submissions for the Holidays

Our submissions team have been working their collective hides off for a year and a half without break to find the best in short grimdark fiction to put in front of you. I reckon they’ve...

The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Creating a Grimdark World

Somewhere between the incredible detail of J.R.R. Tolkien’s worlds and the slapdash efforts of films such as 10,000BC, which famously had snow turning to jungle turning to desert, lies a happy place. A place...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Mike Fletcher Announces the Winners of the Beyond Redemption Giveaway!

Mike was generous enough to give GdM a few copies of Beyond Redemption and 88 in exchange for our followers to spill their biggest delusions. You’ve thrown down, he’s picked up, and we’ve got three winners! Over...

Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy

Classics Review: Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy

Going by the shock and outrage routinely expressed by Games of Thrones fandom, one might be tempted to believe that George R.R. Martin invented gruesomeness, depravity, and moral ambiguity. Going by some of the...

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Review: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Review by Jeremy Szal An advanced-reader copy of The Water Knife was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. According to William Gibson, the future is already here. It’s just not...

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...