REVIEW: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian. This novel by Cormac McCarthy is a book that disturbed me to my core and made me dwell on the realities and philosophies within it. I have struggled...
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REVIEW: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

In Jeremy Szal's barnstorming debut Stormblood, Harmony won the war against Harvest, but to do so it had to use super soldiers created through alien organisms injected irreversibly into human...
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REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Along the Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes

Rob J. Hayes is a grimdark fan-favourite, and our team is really excited to release the prologue of his newest work, Along the Razor's Edge. We've loved his other books such...
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EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Along the Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes

Ten criminally underrated fantasy books

Not all authors get to drown in royalties and have fans baying for their blood the moment they take twelve seconds away from the keyboard to scratch their arses. Some...
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Ten criminally underrated fantasy books

OUT NOW: Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper noir SF excerpt

I am excited to see Neon Leviathan by Australian Author T.R Napper finally hit the stands in Australia, the US, Canada, and the UK today! Two and a half years since...
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OUT NOW: Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper noir SF excerpt

REVIEW: Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Death of Kings, the continuation of Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s tale is another roaring and shield-wall frenzied addition to The Saxon Chronicles. Writing that is as sharp as Wasp-Sting, dialogue that...
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REVIEW: Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

REVIEW: Docile by K. M. Szpara

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Docile in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank K. M. Szpara and Tor for the opportunity. Docile is the...
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REVIEW: Docile by K. M. Szpara

REVIEW: The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

Warning: Spoilers for Manifest Delusions book one, Beyond Redemption, included in this review. After reading Beyond Redemption last year, I confess to a giddy anticipation of the sequel—The Mirror’s Truth....
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REVIEW: The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

INTERVIEW: Justin Call

Recently, Elizabeth Tabler had a chance to interview Justin Call about his novel, Master of Sorrows. You can read our review of Master of Sorrows here. For those who don’t...
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INTERVIEW: Justin Call

REVIEW: The Whale Road by Robert Low

The Whale Road is a fearsome tale of a band of vikings hunting relics, drinking hard and fighting harder. Robert Low is another of the Norse-period writers on my favourite...
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REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal
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REVIEW: Docile by K. M. Szpara REVIEW: Docile by K. M. Szpara
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The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Excerpt: The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Being an Australian publication, I’m absolutely stoked to be able to present to you chapter one from Duncan Lay’s The Last Quarrel. Better still, he’s a fellow Central Coastie from New South Wales. Check out the...

The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

Interview: Courtney Schafer

Jewel and Tom were lucky enough to grab a few minute’s of Courtney Schafer’s time to talk about writing your passions (the pic isn’t your standard author mug shot!), The Shattered Sigil and grimdark. [GdM]...

GdM #5

Grimdark Magazine Issue 5 Lineup

Grimdark Magazine Issue 5 is chock full of grimdark goodness. We’ve pushed the genre boundaries of grimdark a bit more in this issue, with zombie apocalypses and cold-hearted near-future sci-fi to go with the...

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Update from GdM

After wrapping up our first year of Grimdark Magazine, we’re doing everything we can to kick the magazine into the next gear. Below are a few of the things currently being stirred in the...

The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

Review: The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

Reading The Whitefire Crossing is a bit like climbing a mountain. There is the anticipation of the climb, planning, some struggles, renewed energy and even joy. Then, after the last exciting push, you reach...

Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

Review: Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

When it comes to second installments, especially in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, The Empire Strikes Back is an oft-compared milestone. Some might even regard it as the best film in the original...

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Review: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

It’s pretty rare that I get the first 50 pages into a book and decide on the spot to go purchase the rest of a series, but there are times when you just know...

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Writing About Firearms

Writing About Firearms by Matthew Sylvester Burke ripped his revolver from his holster, diving into cover as his prey opened fire. Rounds sent chips of concrete flying through the air. Ducking round his cover,...

The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Audio Review: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

John Hornor Jacobs provided Grimdark Magazine with an audio book of The Incorruptibles for an honest review. Part alternate history, part western, but all fantasy, The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs is something different...

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The Grimdark Magazine’s First Anniversary

With Issue 4 out, we’ve hit the end of our first year. We’ve had victories, failures (and a couple of epic fails, like Goodreads giving us the boot), laughs, and managed to get four...