REVIEW: Fallen Angels by Anna Mocikat

Behind Blue Eyes was a fascinating book by Anna Mocikat that followed the adventures of a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier named Nephilim. Working for a corrupt and evil corporation that ruled...
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REVIEW: Fallen Angels by Anna Mocikat

REVIEW: Civilisations by Laurent Binet

Civilisations may rise and fall ,but Civilisations was written by Laurent Binet, translated from the French by Sam Taylor and published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker in 2021. A...
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REVIEW: Civilisations by Laurent Binet

REVIEW: The Escapement by Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar’s The Escapement is the story of a father’s hopelessness as his son lies dying in a hospital.  The story shifts back and forth between his real world agony...
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REVIEW: The Escapement by Lavie Tidhar

REVIEW: Game of Thrones S2

Game of Thrones S2 continues the intriguing, bloody epic telling of George RR Martin’s hugely popular A Song of Ice and Fire. With the honourable Ned Stark’s death allowing the...
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REVIEW: Game of Thrones S2

REVIEW: Behind Blue Eyes by Anna Mocikat

Behind Blue Eyes by Anna Mocikat is the first book of the same series. It is an independently published book and was mentioned in our recent recommendations of indie cyberpunk...
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REVIEW: Behind Blue Eyes by Anna Mocikat

REVIEW: Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

Half a War is the concluding instalment of Joe Abercrombie’s epic Shattered Sea trilogy. It is a satisfying conclusion to the saga but it is hard to say how without...
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REVIEW: Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: Angels of Death: Awakenings

We continue our episode-by-episode coverage of Warhammer TV's Angels of Death with episode 4, Awakenings. And from the outset, during a flashback, where Kazarion speaks of the Black Rage with...
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REVIEW: Angels of Death: Awakenings

REVIEW: A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley

A little bit fantasy, a little bit horror, A Ritual Bone was a whole lot of awesome. Lee C. Conley crafted an excellent fantasy that is liberally sprinkled with viscera,...
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REVIEW: A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley

Discussing the Wisdom of Crowds with Joe Abercrombie

With The Wisdom of Crowds being released this week, Gollancz gave me the opportunity to interview Joe Abercrombie about the influences for The Age of Madness and Bayaz, the risks of...
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Discussing the Wisdom of Crowds with Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson

The Loop is a freaky story: a little bit War of the Worlds, a little bit Stranger Things, and a little bit, huh?  Have you ever heard of Turner Falls, Oregon? A...
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REVIEW: The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson
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REVIEW: Civilisations by Laurent Binet REVIEW: Civilisations by Laurent Binet
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REVIEW: Game of Thrones S2 REVIEW: Game of Thrones S2
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REVIEW: The Last Kingdom S1 from Netflix

The Last Kingdom S1 is based on Bernard Cornwell’s series of historical novels which have all been reviewed favourably on this site. It was introduced to me as a show that would fill the...

Grimdark Magazine Issue #25 is here!

Welcome to a new year and a new… no, not quite yet. A new world is still a little off and many of you are still stuck in your apartments soaking your Weetbix in...

REVIEW: King of the Hollow Dark by Cat Hellisen

The blurb for King of the Hollow Dark, shown below, reads like it should come with a record scratch and a voiceover that says something like ‘I bet you’re asking how it all came to...

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REVIEW: The Expanse Series 5 Episode 7 – Oyedeng

It’s Wednesday and that means more from The Expanse. As always, we’re going to talk through this week’s episode, so if you don’t want to know what happens, then it’s time to make for...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 1 by Mike Mignola

In the beginning (IE, 1994), there was Hellboy. And even before publication, some of the first sketches by his creator Mike Mignola had him as part of a team. Then, the first storyline –...

REVIEW: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House In The Cerulean Sea is a lovely book incorporating unique world-building and characters. It is a cross between Mrs. Peregrins Home for Peculiar Children, 1984, and a bit of Umbrella Academy. It is a captivating...

REVIEW: Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

I received a review copy of Good Morning, Midnight in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Lily Brooks-Dalton and Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Good Morning, Midnight follows two characters. Astronomer Augustine who resides...

REVIEW: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season Four

All I can say regarding season four and the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series is what a long strange trip it’s been. Some TV shows end terribly and leave a dark...

REVIEW: Legacy of Steel by Matthew Ward

In Matthew Ward’s barnstorming and epic follow up to Legacy of Ash, the battles are bigger, the characters more epic, the stakes higher, and the payoff phenomenal. Strap yourselves in, because after Legacy of...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #3

Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #3 is a continuation of what I think to be the most interesting new comic in years. I’m a huge fan of the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop roleplaying game...