REVIEW: Drones by Rob J. Hayes

Drones by Rob J. Hayes is a cyberpunk novel that may be my favorite of his writings. Rob J. Hayes is no stranger to grimdark and is one of the...
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REVIEW: Drones by Rob J. Hayes

REVIEW: This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

This is My Blood is a book that I was hesitant to pick up despite my love of vampire fiction. Religious horror is something that can be done very well...
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REVIEW: This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

In the post-pandemic America of Kristin Cast’s young adult novel The Key To Fear, life in the city of Westfall is entirely geared towards staying safe and healthy. Fifty years...
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REVIEW: The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

Top Ten Slasher Movies

It's the month of October here at Grimdark Magazine and time to discuss all things scary. This article will deal with one of my favorite subjects: slasher films! Slasher films...
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Top Ten Slasher Movies

REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

In Jed Herne’s The Thunder Heist, humanity has abandoned monster-infested land and taken to the Twisted Seas in colossal city-ships. Among these tangled masses of lashed-together boats, one stands out:...
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REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

REVIEW: Notes from Small Planets by Nate Crowley

One thing I love about speculative fiction is the way that the stories we love also introduce us to interesting worlds that differ to lesser or greater extent from our...
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REVIEW: Notes from Small Planets by Nate Crowley

REVIEW: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

Grimdark can come in many forms. For most readers, they have a sense of dark and gritty fiction with plenty of swearing as well as violence. A strong sense of...
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REVIEW: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer

REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

I continue my The Stormlight Archive re-read with Words of Radiance, which is one of the finest fantasy novels that I've ever read. Everything that The Way of Kings did...
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REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

Dead Man in a Ditch, Luke Arnold’s second book in the Fetch Phillips Archive, is a devastating and unforgiving story about redemption and regret that will keep you wanting more. It...
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REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

REVIEW: Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick by author Jason “David Wong” Pargin is the second installment in the Zoey Ashe series following 2016’s Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits. Just as it did...
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REVIEW: Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson

Vilhjálmsson’s debut is a masterfully crafted dark tale that fuses elements of alternative history, steampunk, science fiction, urban fantasy, and grimdark. It is a strikingly original and often complex narrative that mainly follows two...

COMPETITION: Win a signed hardcover of HOLY SISTER by Mark Lawrence

The GdM team and I love Mark Lawrence’s books, so we’re really excited to be able to partner with HarperVoyager UK to give away five copies of Holy Sister, book three in the Book...

REVIEW: Thin Air by Richard Morgan

Richard K. Morgan is best known in the grimdark community for his seminal SF work Altered Carbon, a genre-defying blend of noir detective fiction and high-concept SF. While Altered Carbon featured space opera elements...

REVIEW: Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley

The roads to Araxes’ throne are painted by blood. The endgame has begun, secrets are revealed, allies turn into enemies, fates collide. Chaos breaks out (yes, pun intended) and until the very end it’s...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of the EMPIRE OF DUST competition

We have the winners of the Empire of Dust giveaway competition! A quick reminder on the prizes For this competition we were lucky enough to have Anna’s publisher throw down a world-wide signed trilogy...

REVIEW: Grim Solace by Ben Galley

Just like me, you should be very excited to be back in Araxes in Grim Solace, where death is not the end, but just a new form of half-life. In book two of Ben...

REVIEW: Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Readers and writers often describe novels as being character driven or plot driven. If there is such a thing, then Holy Sister, the third volume in Mark Lawrence’s Book of the Ancestor trilogy, is...

REVIEW: The Knight with Two Swords by Edward M. Erdelac

Ever since reading Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, I was instantly mesmerised by the tales of King Arthur, his legendary knights of the round table, and the wisdom of Merlin and Avalon. There is...

EXCLUSIVE: The House of Sacrifice UK cover reveal and excerpt

Hot damn I’ve been itching to get my hands on Anna Smith-Spark’s third book The House of Sacrifice since I fell in love with Marith and Thalia in The Court of Broken Knives and The Tower of Living and Dying. This swirling epic of broken characters and...

Review: Grim Solace by Ben Galley

Just like me, you should be very excited to be back in Araxes, where death is not the end, but just a new form of half-life. In book two of Ben Galley’s Chasing Graves...