REVIEW: Ninth Life by Stark Holborn

Gabriella Ortiz has worn and shed many names. Tales of her exploits transcend time and space, defying reality. Depending on which name, she is a hero of both sides. A...
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REVIEW: Ninth Life by Stark Holborn

REVIEW: Gates of Sorrow by J.E. Hannaford

Gates of Sorrow, the second volume in J.E. Hannaford’s epic fantasy series, Aulirean Gates, picks up immediately following the dramatic conclusion of Gates of Hope. Since I don’t want to...
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REVIEW: Gates of Sorrow by J.E. Hannaford

REVIEW: Heavenbreaker by Sara Wolf

The first in a new sci-fi series, Heavenbreaker is a fast-paced tale from author Sara Wolf that follows Synali von Hauteclare, a young woman living in the year 3442 with...
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REVIEW: Heavenbreaker by Sara Wolf

REVIEW: Song of Carcosa by Josh Reynolds

Song of Carcosa is the third of the Countess Zorzi series by Josh Reynolds. I'm a huge fan of these books and their Catwoman-esque protagonist. The Countess is a multi-dimensional...
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REVIEW: Song of Carcosa by Josh Reynolds

REVIEW: Civil War by Alex Garland

Civil War (2024) by Alex Garland is a movie that a lot of people prejudged before they watched it. This is a tumultuous time in the United States of America,...
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REVIEW: Civil War by Alex Garland

An Interview with Rosalie M. Lin

With Daughter of Calamity, Rosalie M. Lin has written one of the most interesting debuts of the year (see our review here). Her work is nuanced and far darker than the...
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An Interview with Rosalie M. Lin

REVIEW: The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett

The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett is the first novel in his Nightfall Saga. There are a lot of fans of Peter V. Brett in the halls of Grimdark...
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REVIEW: The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett

REVIEW: A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos by John D. Haefele

A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu Mythos by John D. Haefele is a nonfiction book discussing the role of August Derleth in the creation of HPL's modern...
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REVIEW: The Deviant #5 by James Tynion (W) and Joshua Hixson (A)

A good way to lead your comic reading life is to run, not walk, to the nearest comic book store when a new series or issue written by James Tynion...
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REVIEW: The Deviant #5 by James Tynion (W) and Joshua Hixson (A)

REVIEW: The One Hand #4

In The One Hand #4, a crime noir series that has no peer in the field at the moment, battered Detective Ari Nassar’s hunt for the serial killer continues apace. ...
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REVIEW: Civil War by Alex Garland REVIEW: Civil War by Alex Garland
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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...

Shatterwing: Dragon Wine 1 by Donna Maree Hanson

Review: Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

From the outside, Shatterwing seems to be an appealing dark-fantasy story. Atypical fantasy world? Check. Intriguing plot? Check. Strong heroine? Sign me up. Unfortunately, appearances often differ from reality and despite a unique setting,...

Mark Lawrence

Interview: Mark Lawrence

As well as providing an awesome Broken Empire short story for Grimdark Magazine’s first ever issue, Mark Lawrence was good enough to chat to us about grimdark, short fiction, Broken Empire, Red Queen’s War...

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Grimdark Magazine Issue 1 Competition

In celebration of Grimdark Magazine’s first release on the 1st of October, 2014, we’re running a competition. Join our mailing list or pre-order issue number 1 (and join our mailing list) for the chance...

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

REVIEW: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Brent Week’s The Black Prism is an enjoyable kick-off to the Lightbringer series. Those who love an in-depth and original magic system, coupled with politics and religion are really going to get a kick...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary agent, they raised...

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Review: Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Once again George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have done a fantastic job in gathering stories from some of the biggest names in fantasy and science fiction. The characters are consistently grey. The stories...

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Welcome to Grimdark Magazine!

Adrian here, founder of Grimdark Magazine. Here you can expect to see book reviews, opinion pieces, and interviews from myself and the GdM team. To kick this off, I thought I’d answer a question...

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