REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

The concluding volume of The Nevernight Chronicle has cemented the view in my mind that Jay Kristoff deserves to be placed among the great grimdark authors. Darkdawn is a brilliant...
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REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter

When I saw the name of Angels of Death E9 I knew we were at the epic bloody climax of this season, and Slaughter did not disappoint. This episode was...
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REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter

REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood

The series may have started limply but by The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood, this show is starting to become must see television. The adaptation of Robert Jordan’s...
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REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood

An Interview With Ken Liu

Ken Liu is an author of both long and short-form speculative fiction; his short story collections The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories each won...
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An Interview With Ken Liu

Horrific dark SciFi at Bad Space Comics

I was introduced to New Zealand based artist Scott Base's Bad Space Comics when I was mindlessly scrolling Facebook one night and saw the below image. Immediately hooked, I went...
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Horrific dark SciFi at Bad Space Comics

REVIEW: Game of Thrones S4

Returning for a fourth season, Game of Thrones S4 hits new heights that only dragons can reach as tight storytelling, amazing production values, and a cast fully deserving all the...
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REVIEW: Game of Thrones S4

REVIEW: We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley

An exciting debut by a new fantasy author, We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley held nothing back and left me eager for more. Everything is dialed up to eleven,...
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REVIEW: We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley

REVIEW: Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime of all time. It was never one of the most popular or widely watched but it was unique and its fans...
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REVIEW: Cowboy Bebop

REVIEW: The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson

The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson follows Wellington Thorneycroft, a pickpocket doing his best to survive the soul-crushing urban dystopia of the City. Surrounded by unscalable walls, scorched...
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REVIEW: The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson

REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E4: Dragon Reborn

The Wheel of Time E4: The Dragon Reborn is the best episode so far. Adapting Robert Jordan’s classic fantasy tome was always going to be a difficult task with fans...
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REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff REVIEW: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter REVIEW: Angels of Death E9: Slaughter
REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5: Blood Calls Blood REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E5:...
An Interview With Ken Liu An Interview With Ken Liu
Horrific dark SciFi at Bad Space Comics Horrific dark SciFi at Bad Space...
REVIEW: Game of Thrones S4 REVIEW: Game of Thrones S4
REVIEW: We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley REVIEW: We Break Immortals by Thomas...
REVIEW: Cowboy Bebop REVIEW: Cowboy Bebop
REVIEW: The Sun Casts No Shadow by Mark Richardson REVIEW: The Sun Casts No Shadow...
REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E4: Dragon Reborn REVIEW: The Wheel of Time E4:...
pawn's gambit

REVIEW: Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J. Hayes

Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J. Hayes is one of my most anticipated releases for 2021, and it lived up to the hype. Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Wuxia epic Never Die, it...

The expanse

REVIEW: The Expanse Season Five Episode 8 – Hard Vacuum

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means–more Expanse and we’re up to episode eight, titled Hard Vacuum, and given we last saw Naomi Nagata about to expire in an airlock after making a...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #4

Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #4 is the penultimate issue of the mini-series that, hopefully, will end up being turned into an ongoing. Tim Seely’s work is an homage to the Nineties Goth...

REVIEW: The Mandalorian Season 2

Yes, it’s Star Wars and yes, it’s Disney, but The Mandalorian Season 2 veers closer to the grimdark underbelly that *must* exist beneath the Star Wars universe more than anything since the heyday of...

REVIEW: The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Library of the Dead in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to T.L. Huchu and Tor Books. The Library of the Dead is the first...

REVIEW: Bear Head by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Following on from his novella Dogs of War, Adrian Tchaikovsky’s novel Bear Head is a brilliantly observed, drily funny and deeply grim science fiction story of biotech, artificial intelligence and political greed. Despite living...

across the grass green fields

An Interview With Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire, an author of multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award-winning books, was kind enough to interview with Grimdark Magazine, where we discuss her past, writing, and her different series. GdM – Could you...

Nophek Gloss

An Interview with Essa Hansen

Essa Hansen, whose debut novel Nophek Gloss, a science fiction space opera and the first novel in her The Graven series, debuts at the end of 2020, and is already making many reviewers “best...

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...