REVIEW: Drones by Rob J. Hayes

Drones by Rob J. Hayes is a cyberpunk novel that may be my favorite of his writings. Rob J. Hayes is no stranger to grimdark and is one of the...
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REVIEW: Drones by Rob J. Hayes

REVIEW: This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

This is My Blood is a book that I was hesitant to pick up despite my love of vampire fiction. Religious horror is something that can be done very well...
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REVIEW: This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

In the post-pandemic America of Kristin Cast’s young adult novel The Key To Fear, life in the city of Westfall is entirely geared towards staying safe and healthy. Fifty years...
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REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

Top Ten Slasher Movies

It's the month of October here at Grimdark Magazine and time to discuss all things scary. This article will deal with one of my favorite subjects: slasher films! Slasher films...
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Top Ten Slasher Movies

REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

In Jed Herne’s The Thunder Heist, humanity has abandoned monster-infested land and taken to the Twisted Seas in colossal city-ships. Among these tangled masses of lashed-together boats, one stands out:...
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REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

REVIEW: Notes from Small Planets by Nate Crowley

One thing I love about speculative fiction is the way that the stories we love also introduce us to interesting worlds that differ to lesser or greater extent from our...
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REVIEW: Notes from Small Planets by Nate Crowley

REVIEW: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

Grimdark can come in many forms. For most readers, they have a sense of dark and gritty fiction with plenty of swearing as well as violence. A strong sense of...
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REVIEW: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

I continue my The Stormlight Archive re-read with Words of Radiance, which is one of the finest fantasy novels that I've ever read. Everything that The Way of Kings did...
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REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

Dead Man in a Ditch, Luke Arnold’s second book in the Fetch Phillips Archive, is a devastating and unforgiving story about redemption and regret that will keep you wanting more. It...
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REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

REVIEW: Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by author Jason “David Wong” Pargin is the second installment in the Zoey Ashe series following 2016’s Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits. Just as it did...
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REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast REVIEW: The Key to Fear by...
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MOVIE REVIEW: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Grimdark Magazine loves horror movies almost as much as it does fantasy novels. Quite a few of our readers are fans of both genres and grimdark owes a debt to both. As such, we...

REVIEW: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig is his magnum opus. It is a colossal story that occupies a sliver of literary real estate between dystopian, science fiction, and current events. It is a symphony of narrative elements...

REVIEW: The Headlock of Destiny by Samuel Gately

In Samuel Gately’s The Headlock of Destiny, fame, fortune, and the fate of kingdoms are wagered on gladiatorial cage matches between giant-blooded titans. When Headwater’s would-be champion falls injured days before the all-important Headlock...

REVIEW: The Lords of Silence by Chris Wraight

Roughly a year and a half ago, Games Workshop released their Dark Imperium box set. This coincided with an in-universe timeline advancement, which brought the proceedings to what can be termed “Warhammer 41K”. Whenever...

REVIEW: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke Lamora is Oliver Twist meets Once Upon a Time in America, if it was about the Artful Dodger. It was a lot of fun with great dynamics between characters, ingenious...

REVIEW: Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Until Summer Comes Around in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Glenn Rolfe and Flame Tree Press for the opportunity. I have been...

Ten Tabletop RPGs for Grimdark Fans

While tabletop gamers can find heroes and high fantasy aplenty in today’s pen and paper RPGs, some might crave something with a little more grit, risk, and brutal realism. Thankfully, there are plenty of...

REVIEW: Blackest Spells by C.T. Phipps

The second in a series of anthologies by C.T. Phipps after Blackest Knights, Blackest Spells collects the fantasy works of a range of authors under the theme of dark magic. There were a few...

ANOTHER letter to the GdM editor

Dear Sir, Mark Lawrence is innocent! Free the Grimdark One! It’s all that nice Mr Kipling’s fault. My name is Anna Smith Spark, and in my brief moments of lucidity I have this delusion...

REVIEW: Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole

In Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole, he again writes a modern military science fiction that is solid. Myke Cole is everywhere right now. He has put out multiple novels in the last few years, including The...