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

The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

Interview: Courtney Schafer

Jewel and Tom were lucky enough to grab a few minutes with Courtney Schafer to talk about writing your passions (the pic isn’t your standard author mug shot!), The Shattered Sigil and grimdark. [GdM]...

GdM #5

Grimdark Magazine Issue 5 Lineup

Grimdark Magazine Issue 5 is chock full of grimdark goodness. We’ve pushed the genre boundaries of grimdark a bit more in this issue, with zombie apocalypses and cold-hearted near-future sci-fi to go with the...

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Update from GdM

After wrapping up our first year of Grimdark Magazine, we’re doing everything we can to kick the magazine into the next gear. Below are a few of the things currently being stirred in the...

The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

Review: The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

Reading The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer is a bit like climbing a mountain. There is the anticipation of the climb, planning, some struggles, renewed energy and even joy. Then, after the last exciting...