REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling is a claustrophobic hybrid of horror and science fiction. On an impoverished mining planet with no hope for a better life, Gyre Price decides...
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REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

For those of us who’ve been long term fans of the Horus Heresy series, we’ve been waiting for the narrative to get to the climactic Siege of Terra for a...
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REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Filled with intricate plotlines and political intrigue, The Bone Shard Daughter was enthralling, but still problematic. The high stakes (and high body count) drew me in; the constant switching between...
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REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

Sea of Quills is the sequel to the previous novel, Mountain of Daggers, that started the adventures of Ahren the Black Raven. The Tales of the Black Raven duology is a...
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REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

REVIEW: Red Noise by John P. Murphy

If Red Noise was a mixed drink it would be four parts A Fistful of Dollars, one-part Romeo & Juliet, poured over moon rocks and shaken, not stirred. If you...
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REVIEW: Red Noise by John P. Murphy

Top 5 Zombie Video Games

It's October and that means it's Horror Month at Grimdark Magazine. As such, we're going to do some wonderful articles about our favorite frightful subjects. For this article, I'm going...
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Top 5 Zombie Video Games

REVIEW: A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

A Wizard's Forge by A.M. Justice begins with a deconstruction of your typical Young Adult fantasy heroine's journey. Victoria of Ourtown is a bookish, shy, but enthusiastic young woman who...
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REVIEW: A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

An Interview with Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Whenever I think of the absurd, the ridiculous, and the scary, one author springs to mind, and that is David Wong AKA Jason Pargin. Jason Pargin, under the pseudonym of...
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An Interview with Jason “David Wong” Pargin

REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

With Rhythm of War being released on 17th November 2020, I decided that now would be a perfect time for me to do a re-read of The Stormlight Archive, which...
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REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Five Things Netflix Must Get Right for Conan

While details are sparse at the moment—with no mention of showrunners or writers—the news is out, and one niche corner of fandom has cause to raise flagons in celebration: Conan...
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Five Things Netflix Must Get Right for Conan
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REVIEW: Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb

Fool’s Errand is set 15-years after the finale of Assassin’s Quest (spoilers included in this review). Once again we follow FitzChivalry Farseer — the assumed dead royal bastard. In song, he is acknowledged by...

REVIEW: Roots by Matthew Ward

Roots is an enjoyable Coldharbour novella story by Matthew Ward, who you’ll likely know from Grimdark Magazine #4, Evil is a Matter of Perspective, and the hotly anticipated Legacy of Ash. In Roots, Isra’s business partner is...

REVIEW: Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

Fun, dark, witty, brutal. Knight’s Shadow is a masterpiece in fantasy writing that will put Sebastien de Castell on your favourite writers shelf. Knight’s Shadow, book two of The Greatcoats series continued from the...

REVIEW: The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson

I received an advanced review copy of The Bard’s Blade in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Brian D. Anderson and TOR for the opportunity. Vylari is hospitable and picturesque...

Top five Warhammer 40K fan videos

Having recently posted about the magnificent Astartes series being the pinnacle of animation for the Warhammer 40K universe, a few people pointed out other fan efforts have been right up there in quality as...

Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs

Review: Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs

Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs is the recent follow-up to his 2014 novel The Incorruptibles. It is a beautifully written, ambitious, and refreshing work even if it fails to deliver a satisfying ending...

The Witcher III

How to Make a Grimdark Setting

I’m a huge fan of Andrjez Sapkowski’s The Witcher novels. While most fans are familiar with the series through CD Projekt Red’s video game trilogy, the novels are an excellent grimdark series of their...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

In the Nineties, I loved my weekend sessions of Vampire: The Masquerade. Before A Song of Ice and Fire, it was a fascinating world of moral ambiguity (even moral decay) where the protagonists were...

REVIEW: Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

In Assassin’s Quest, Fitz, the presumed dead assassin’s apprentice, whose tales have now become the stuff of legend in the Six Duchies is a beaten and battered remnant of his former self. He survived...

REVIEW: Damoren by Seth Skorkowsky

What if the Dresden Files were about a ruthless gunslinger? That’s sort of what I think about Damoren. This is unfair to the author as the character of Matt Hollis isn’t all that similar...