REVIEW: The Dark Feather by Anna Stephens

The Dark Feather by Anna Stephens is the epic third and final book in her The Songs of the Drowned trilogy. Fans of Stephens are also likely to know her...
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REVIEW: The Dark Feather by Anna Stephens

An Interview with Moses Ose Utomi

Please give a warm Grimdark Magazine welcome to Moses Ose Utomi, who’s here today to chat to us about his novella The Truth of the Aleke - which is out...
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An Interview with Moses Ose Utomi

REVIEW: The Division: Compromised by Thomas Parrott

Compromised is the second of the Operation: Crossroads series for Tom Clancy's The Division franchise by Ubisoft. The premise for that series is that the Dollar Flu AKA The Green...
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REVIEW: The Division: Compromised by Thomas Parrott

REVIEW: Devils Kill Devils by Johnny Compton

Devils Kill Devils is Johnny Compton’s sophomore horror novel, a southern Gothic brimming with vampirism and religious occultism. I thoroughly enjoyed Compton’s debut novel, The Spite House, and waited in...
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REVIEW: Devils Kill Devils by Johnny Compton

REVIEW: Every Rising Sun by Jamila Ahmed

One Thousand and One Nights is the cornerstone of countless literary works, influencing writers from Leo Tolstoy to Salman Rushdie to Neil Gaiman. In Every Rising Sun, Jamila Ahmed’s novelisation...
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REVIEW: Every Rising Sun by Jamila Ahmed

REVIEW: The Naming Song by Jedediah Berry

The Naming Song by Jedediah Berry is a richly imagined literary fantasy that serves as a meditation on the power of names and naming. Naming has been an integral part...
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REVIEW: The Naming Song by Jedediah Berry

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: The Dark Feather by Anna Stephens REVIEW: The Dark Feather by Anna...
An Interview with Moses Ose Utomi An Interview with Moses Ose Utomi
REVIEW: The Division: Compromised by Thomas Parrott REVIEW: The Division: Compromised by Thomas...
REVIEW: Devils Kill Devils by Johnny Compton REVIEW: Devils Kill Devils by Johnny...
REVIEW: Every Rising Sun by Jamila Ahmed REVIEW: Every Rising Sun by Jamila...
REVIEW: The Naming Song by Jedediah Berry REVIEW: The Naming Song by Jedediah...
An Interview with Laura Purcell An Interview with Laura Purcell
REVIEW: Dagon REVIEW: Dagon
An Interview with Sebastien de Castell An Interview with Sebastien de Castell
REVIEW: A Memory of Song by Scott Palmer REVIEW: A Memory of Song by...
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...

The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Review: The Grim Company by Luke Scull

I destroyed The Grim Company by Luke Scull like one of Jerek’s axes splitting a head open. It’s been a little while since I’ve done that. Scull has rocketed into my list of favourite...

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

If you’re arriving this late at Before They are Hanged, you might be like me – just digging in to the blood and muck that is grimdark fantasy. Before They are Hanged is the...

GdM

What does Grimdark Magazine want?

We’ve all been there as writers. You knock out a short story, crack yourself a celebratory beer and know – just know – that you are getting this piece published in that e-zine (like Grimdark Magazine!)...

GdM #2

Pre-order Grimdark Magazine Issue 2

That time of the quarter is almost here, when we kick up our feet and feast on some grimdark goodness. This quarter we’ve got a cracking line-up for you, a deal for those only...

Wentworth Season 1

Review: Wentworth Season 1

Brutal. Bloody. Deep. Sad. Grey. All of these things make Wentworth an unbelievably addictive piece of Australian television (and I’ll tell you right now they are few and far between). Set within the violent...

Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

Review: Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

The title, Riding the Unicorn, sounds about as far from grimdark as you can get. I’m pretty sure I wrote a short story called Riding the Unicorn for my mom when I was six...

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Where The Black Prism was a bit slow to kick off and sometimes got bogged down in explaining the magic system, The Blinding Knife floors the accelerator from the starting line. Before you get...

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