Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle

New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist's novels have been must-reads in fantasy since he started with his first book in 1982. Since then, Feist has written 30+ novels,...
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Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle

REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist

A hard-hitting, heartbreaking second novel of The Firemane Saga. In Queen of Storms, Raymond E. Feist takes us on a wild and perilous ride with his characters. I once tried...
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REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist

REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Trouble with Peace in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank both Joe Abercrombie and Gollancz. Following on from...
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REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

In The Burning Land, the fifth entry in The Saxon Stories, we follow the escapades of a 35 or 36-year-old Uhtred of Bebbanburg. He's still Alfred's oathman and has been...
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REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe’s Interlibrary Loan is a sequel to his 2015 A Borrowed Man. The premise of both is that in a future Earth, libraries not only offer books to be...
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REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

‘Salem’s Lot was my first Stephen King read and boy it did not disappoint whatsoever. It gave me sleepless nights. Honestly. “The basis of all human fears, he thought. A...
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REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

Alex White concludes their hit Salvagers trilogy in spectacular fashion in, The Worst Of All Possible Worlds. Picking up months after the events of A Bad Deal For The Whole...
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REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

An Interview with Chuck Hogan

Mystery and horror author Chuck Hogan has released the first book of a new series with his writing partner famed director Guillermo del Toro. The new series is called The...
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An Interview with Chuck Hogan

REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have returned with a new brand of exquisite horror for their readers in The Hollow Ones. The writing team has a way of using language...
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REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

Grimdark Magazine is running a writing competition. The publishing industry is a people industry, and is only as good as the people in it. While acquiring a short story from...
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WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition
Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author...
REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond...
REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by...
REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard...
REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe
REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible...
An Interview with Chuck Hogan An Interview with Chuck Hogan
REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo...
WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay...

UPDATE: Knee-Deep in Grit print publication delay

In short, I’ve been working with our printer to make sure you’ll get a good product in your hands, and I’m not confident that’s going to happen, so I’ve pushed back the publication date...

REVIEW: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was a hell of a lot of grimdark fun, so it’s an understatement to say I was keen to get my hands on Ravencry, the second instalment in the Raven’s Mark series. Ravencry...

REVIEW: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was one of the best grimdark debuts of last year. With the sequel Ravencry on the horizon, there is no better time to look back at the first book in Ed McDonald’s Raven’s...

EXCERPT: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

Having spotted the cover for this book a while back and having my interest piqued, I’m very excited to bring you an awesome little excerpt from Rosalyn Kelly’s Melokai, a grimdark fantasy. Blurb and excerpt...

Review: Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher

Swarm and Steel, Michael R. Fletcher’s new standalone novel in his Manifest Delusions world, is a horrific book. I don’t mean that in a negative way, quite the opposite. It is one of the...

REVIEW: Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Apocalypse Nyx is the new collection of novelettes from multi-award-winning author Kameron Hurley (The Stars are Legion, the Worldbreaker Saga, and the God’s War Trilogy), and make no mistake: it’s grimdark AF. Set in...

Five NeoStock covers to blow you away

As a SFF cover designer, publishing house, or self-published author, if you haven’t heard of NeoStock, then you’ve been living under a rock. We all know the struggle of the search for (a) good,...

REVIEW: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Priest of Bones is the new fantasy novel by Peter McLean, author of the Burned Man urban fantasy series.  It is a decidedly grim and dark, not-for-the-kiddies-thank-god, story that essentially recounts a turf war...

"The First Law Trilogy", artwork by Darya Kuznetsova

Is the First Law Trilogy the Anti-Lord of the Rings?

A question that often comes up in the various fantasy forums I frequent is, ‘What is the anti-Lord of the Rings?’ This is an odd query because it implies there’s automatically an antithesis the...

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Review: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Dragons, fire-fighters, post-collapse America, powered mech suits, robots, ghosts: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby is a heady mash-up of tropes and genres. The novel could loosely be described as a mix of cop drama,...