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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REVIEW: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw REVIEW: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra...
REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian Battle of the Black Stone by Jim Zub (W) and Jonas Scharf (A) REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian Battle of...
REVIEW: A Grave for Us All by Michael Roberti REVIEW: A Grave for Us All...
Richard Swan announces Grave Empire, a new trilogy to follow The Empire of the Wolf Richard Swan announces Grave Empire, a...
REVIEW: Fallout: A Tale of Mutation by Erwan Lafleuriel REVIEW: Fallout: A Tale of Mutation...
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Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

Review: Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

When it comes to second installments, especially in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, The Empire Strikes Back is an oft-compared milestone. Some might even regard it as the best film in the original...

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Review: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

It’s pretty rare that I get the first 50 pages into a book and decide on the spot to go purchase the rest of a series, but there are times when you just know...

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Writing About Firearms

Burke ripped his revolver from his holster, diving into cover as his prey opened fire. Rounds sent chips of concrete flying through the air. Ducking round his cover, he blazed away until the hammer...

The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Audio Review: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Part alternate history, part western, but all fantasy, The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs is something different that jumps up and bites you like a rattlesnake you never saw coming. Our storyteller is Shoestring,...

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The Grimdark Magazine’s First Anniversary

With Issue 4 out, we’ve hit the end of our first year. We’ve had victories, failures (and a couple of epic fails, like Goodreads giving us the boot), laughs, and managed to get four...

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Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 Out Now!

Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 is locked in, and have we got a cracking issue ready for you! Behind another brilliant piece of artwork on the cover, you’ll get short stories, an article, a review,...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Review: Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Beyond Redemption was provided to Grimdark Magazine as an advanced-reader copy by Harper Collins. The cornerstone philosophy of self-help literature is something I’m very familiar with – your beliefs create your reality. This idea...

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...