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
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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
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REVIEW: Red Hands by Christopher Golden

I received Red Hands from Christopher Golden’s literary agent via Grimdark Magazine after putting my hand up to provide an honest review. At the time I did not realise that this was the third...

Best SFF books of 2020

Well, it’s been a hell of a year. Pretty much everything has been a little bit rubbish except for 2020’s book releases–so it’s time for Grimdark Magazine’s best SFF books of 2020. We have a...

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REVIEW: Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire

Entertaining, and full of snark, Shadow of a Dead God perfectly combines fantasy and mystery to create a book that’s nearly impossible to put down. It has all the ingredients for a great fantasy:...

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REVIEW: Fid’s Crusade by David H. Reiss

Superheroes can be complex characters, and none more so than dr. Fid in Fid’s Crusade by David H. Reiss. Gone are the days of herculean knights swooping in to save the damsel in distress while simultaneously...

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REVIEW: The Last of Us

The Last of Us is a game that was definitive of the Playstation 3 and remains one of the candidates for G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) among video games. Its sequel, The Last of...

REVIEW: Across The Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

Across the Green Grass Fields, Seanan McGuire’s newest addition to the Wayward Children series is bringing us a touching and verdant tale that takes place amongst centaurs and unicorns. Seanan McGuire, author of countless...

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REVIEW: The Expanse Series 5 Episode 4 – Gaugamela

The Expanse series five kicked off last week with three character-driven episodes that set the scene for some frankly apocalyptic happenings as the first of Marco Inaros’ stealth-coated asteroids slammed into Earth, just off...

REVIEW: The Last Benediction in Steel by Kevin Wright

The Last Benediction in Steel is the follow up to last year’s Lords of Asylum which was one of the bleakest books I’d read that year yet also one of the funniest. Kevin Wright successfully managed...

REVIEW: Wonder and Glory Forever ed. Nick Mamatas

Lovecraftian anthologies are extremely common, ranging from pulp action to comedy to horror. Wonder and Glory Forever, edited by Nick Mamatas, does something differently. In Mamatas’s words, “I…saw a thematic gap; most Lovecraftian fiction...

REVIEW: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

The Devil and the Dark Water is a mystery thriller novel set in 1634. The majority of the story is set on a merchant ship called the Saardam as it travels from Batavia to...