REVIEW: Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Every Sky a Grave in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Jay Posey and Harper Voyager. In Every Sky a Grave...
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REVIEW: Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey

REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

I have been to New Orleans, once. And even in my limited understanding of New Orleans, I can imagine how difficult it would be to get down on paper in...
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REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

REVIEW: A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron

A Plague of Swords solidified The Traitor Son Cycle as one of the best epic fantasy series written. It has everything I have come to love in fantasy, and continues...
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REVIEW: A Plague of Swords by Miles Cameron

REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

I received an advance reading copy of Stoker's Wilde in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Steven Hopstaken, Melissa Prusi, and Flame Tree Press. The concept...
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REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks

It sounds exciting right, living amongst the wilds of nature while being tethered to the city’s ease and convenience. You get the verdant beauty without all the needs of living...
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REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks

REVIEW: Vampyr

Vampyr is a game by Dontnod Entertainment, creator of the popular Life is Strange episodic adventure. A Gothic Horror action-adventure game is about as far from that story as possible,...
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REVIEW: Vampyr

An Interview with Rob J. Hayes

Hey demented ones! This issue I come to you from the Dripping Bucket. It’s dark, the tables smell and the ale is horrible—but I am here with the Hat himself:...
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An Interview with Rob J. Hayes

REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan

I came across The Book of Dragons anthology, edited by prolific, award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan, while I was looking for a good upcoming book to review. Of course, I always...
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REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan

REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

I love a carefully conceived, beautifully executed, challenging narrative, but if someone had told me that the new novella by Daniel Polansky (Low Town trilogy) was written in the second-person...
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REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley

Hack/Slash by Tim Seeley is a homage to the slasher movies of the 80s, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Goth girls. If there was ever a comic book that was...
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REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley
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REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark REVIEW: The Black God’s Drums by...
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Review: Endsville by Clay Sanger

I read this book in just shy of two days and it may as well have been stapled to my hand for how little I let it go. I have no reservation when I...

Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Review: Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Here be dragons. Need I say more? Dragon Hunters is the second book in Marc Turner’s debut fantasy series The Chronicles of the Exile, but features new characters and a different setting within the...

Stop whinging about the cost of ebooks

Reading community: I have a bone to pick with some of you. For the love of the literary gods can you stop flipping out about the cost of ebooks. Let’s forget the years of...

GdM’s most anticipated SFF books of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be an absolute cracker for dark and grimdark SFF. These are the books the GdM team are most looking forward to reading (and hopefully reviewing) next year. (Click here...

2018 best SFF books picked by the GdM team

2018 was an amazing year from grimdark and dark SFF, with more and more books coming out that tick our boxes. As per every year for the last four years, the GdM team have...

REVIEW: Song by Jesse Teller

Book One of the Manhunters series starts off with a hook, with our “hero” Rayph playing a game in a bathhouse and a serving boy approaches. “I’m afraid we are about to be interrupted,”...

The Grimdark Villain

The Grimdark Villain

Many fans of grimdark literature, film, and games might argue that the term villain is an inappropriate one for the genre. It conjures an image of the mustache twirling evil-doer whom the square-jawed hero...

Who is the Grimdark Hero?

Who is the Grimdark Hero?

Grimdark is a relatively new subgenre in the world of fantasy and science fiction, having emerged as the grittier, morally ambiguous side of fantasy in the 1970s and ‘80s with the likes of Karl...

REVIEW: The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King

When Graham Austin-King first approached me about an ARC of The Lore of Prometheus he described it as sort of Dean Koontz / Stephen King / Clive Barker style. Now, I’ve read one Koontz...

REVIEW: Blackest Knights edited by C.T. Phipps

What happens when good knights go bad? When shining armor cracks, morals are cast aside, and sacred oaths are broken? Blackest Knights, edited by C.T. Phipps, is a collection of nineteen short stories that...