REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

I received an advance reading copy of Stoker's Wilde in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Steven Hopstaken, Melissa Prusi, and Flame Tree Press. The concept...
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REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi

REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks

It sounds exciting right, living amongst the wilds of nature while being tethered to the city’s ease and convenience. You get the verdant beauty without all the needs of living...
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REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks

REVIEW: Vampyr

Vampyr is a game by Dontnod Entertainment, creator of the popular Life is Strange episodic adventure. A Gothic Horror action-adventure game is about as far from that story as possible,...
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REVIEW: Vampyr

An Interview with Rob J. Hayes

Hey demented ones! This issue I come to you from the Dripping Bucket. It’s dark, the tables smell and the ale is horrible—but I am here with the Hat himself:...
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An Interview with Rob J. Hayes

REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan

I came across The Book of Dragons anthology, edited by prolific, award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan, while I was looking for a good upcoming book to review. Of course, I always...
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REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan

REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

I love a carefully conceived, beautifully executed, challenging narrative, but if someone had told me that the new novella by Daniel Polansky (Low Town trilogy) was written in the second-person...
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REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley

Hack/Slash by Tim Seeley is a homage to the slasher movies of the 80s, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Goth girls. If there was ever a comic book that was...
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REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley

REVIEW: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

I remember thrashing my head to metal when I was a teenager. I remember the moment when I let the music take me; I felt the guitar howl through my...
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REVIEW: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

REVIEW: Paternus: War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Paternus: War of Gods in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Dyrk Ashton. Only a handful of days have passed since...
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REVIEW: Paternus: War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton

COVER REVEAL: Plight of Madness by Jesse Teller

First I'd like to thank Grimdark Magazine for hosting the Plight of Madness cover reveal. I'm excited to have such an important institution to the grimdark world so willing to showcase my work.  Working...
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COVER REVEAL: Plight of Madness by Jesse Teller
REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi REVIEW: Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken...
REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks REVIEW: Devolution by Max Brooks
REVIEW: Vampyr REVIEW: Vampyr
An Interview with Rob J. Hayes An Interview with Rob J. Hayes
REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed. Jonathan Strahan REVIEW: The Book of Dragons ed....
REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel...
REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by Tim Seeley REVIEW: Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 1 by...
REVIEW: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix REVIEW: We Sold Our Souls by...
REVIEW: Paternus: War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton REVIEW: Paternus: War of Gods by...
COVER REVEAL: Plight of Madness by Jesse Teller COVER REVEAL: Plight of Madness by...
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Review: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Review by Jeremy Szal An advanced-reader copy of The Water Knife was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. According to William Gibson, the future is already here. It’s just not...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Beyond Redemption Giveaway

Mike Fletcher, author of the brilliant Beyond Redemption and 88, wants you to get delusional! What’s the Deal? The Geisteskranken in Mike’s Beyond Redemption (check out our review here) twist reality with the power of their delusions. Knowledge...

The Art of Forgetting: Nomad by Joanne Hall

Battle-off Competition Winner Announcement

The competition for the 1st and 3rd places in the Battle-off came down to one point in each case. One. Point. With such an epic bundle of prizes on offer it was great fun...

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Goodbye Kennet, You Absolute Champion…

Today, we lost a grimdark enthusiast. The GdM team said goodbye to a team mate and fellow grimdark enthusiast, Kennet Rowan Gencks, GdM First Reader and great bloke. Kennet approached me on May 20, 2015, in...

Blackguards

Review: Blackguards

This book should be one of the introductory bibles to grimdark. There, I said it. It’s got a wide range of awesome authors writing for a very specific audience. And boy, do they do...

Witcher 3

The Moral Ambiguity of Geralt of Rivia and the Grimdark World of The Witcher Series

In the genre of grimdark fiction, heroes are not always the most savoury of people. They are not always the valiant knight on a crusade to rid the world of evil or magicians seeking...

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Second Apocalypse Art by Jason Deem

You may know Jason Deem from the brilliant Issue 4 and 5 Grimdark Magazine cover art. Others that know him online will recognize the name from some of the premier pieces of R. Scott...

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Attention Submitting Authors!

Ever received a rejection from an e-zine and just wanted to scream, “JUST WHAT IN THE NAME OF THE LITERARY GODS DO YOU PEOPLE WANT!” I certainly have. It’s hard to know what these...

GdM #5

Excerpt: Against the Encroaching Darkness by Aliette de Bodard

I was going off like a frog in a sock with excitement when we approached Aliette de Bodard for a short story to be published in issue #5 and she agreed. Aliette has a long list...

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Battle-off Competition Final 7 Decided!

After two months and 1,600 votes, we have our final seven set in stone! These self published and small press authors have impressed you the most with their adrenaline-fuelled battle scenes. Over the next...