EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff Salyards Scardevil

Grimdark Magazine #22 is here! We have a brilliant line up of stories, interviews, and articles--but first off, let's have a look at this amazing cover Carlos Diaz has created...
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EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff Salyards Scardevil

REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards

A dystopian reimagining of a Europe falling apart, Echo Cycle is a novel in a class of its own. Patrick Edwards draws a vivid image of what could happen to...
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REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards

REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard seems like a straightforward dark magic story, but it is anything but. If you are just reading the description of this story, on...
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REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black

I received a review copy of The Returning: A Cautionary Tale From The Mercenary Realms in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Damien Black. The Returning...
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REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black

REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from Netflix

Altered Carbon is probably one of my all-time favorite cyberpunk series, both book and television adaptation. I felt the idea of adapting the original novel was impossible given its stunning...
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REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from Netflix

REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Kel Kade's book, Fate of the Fallen, is a book of tropes turned on their head and flipped all around. For example, how many books have you read about a small-town...
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REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken Meats by David Hambling

David Hambling is the author of such Neo-Lovecraft novels as The Dulwich Horror and Tales of the Al-Azif. H.P. Lovecraft is an author who has spawned thousands of novels written...
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REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken Meats by David Hambling

REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Son is an epic novel that scales the history of the American west over three generations of a family, the McCulloughs. It is an instant classic, a masterpiece and...
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REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer

REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! Yes, all three exclamation points are necessary. Combining grimdark and humor is something that is very risky but awesome when done correctly. As Mel...
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REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Kingdom of Liars in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Nick Martell and Gollancz for the opportunity. The...
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REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell
EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff Salyards Scardevil EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff...
REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards
REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by...
REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black
REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from Netflix REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from...
REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by...
REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken Meats by David Hambling REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken...
REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer
REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy...
REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by...

OUT NOW: Neon Leviathan by T.R. Napper noir SF excerpt

I am excited to see Neon Leviathan by Australian Author T.R Napper finally hit the stands in Australia, the US, Canada, and the UK today! Two and a half years since I first pitched the...

REVIEW: Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

Death of Kings, the continuation of Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s tale is another roaring and shield-wall frenzied addition to The Saxon Chronicles. Writing that is as sharp as Wasp-Sting, dialogue that makes even the sternest...

REVIEW: Docile by K. M. Szpara

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Docile in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank K. M. Szpara and Tor for the opportunity. Docile is the story of Elisha. He...

The Mirror's Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

REVIEW: The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. Fletcher

Warning: Spoilers for Manifest Delusions book one, Beyond Redemption, included in this review. After reading Beyond Redemption last year, I confess to a giddy anticipation of the sequel—The Mirror’s Truth. When GdM alumnus and...

INTERVIEW: Justin Call

Recently, Elizabeth Tabler had a chance to interview Justin Call about his novel, Master of Sorrows. You can read our review of Master of Sorrows here. For those who don’t know, could you start...

REVIEW: The Whale Road by Robert Low

The Whale Road is a fearsome tale of a band of vikings hunting relics, drinking hard and fighting harder. Robert Low is another of the Norse-period writers on my favourite shelf. “By Odin’s Hairy...

REVIEW: A Time of Courage by John Gwynne

I received an advanced review copy of A Time of Courage in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank John Gwynne and Tor for the opportunity. A Time of Courage is...

Five Black Library authors to watch out for

In the Grimdark Fiction Readers and Writer’s Facebook group, there’s been a growing trend of seeing more of our favourite grimdark / dark fantasy and sci-fi authors being added to the Black Library stable...

REVIEW: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers is a tale of one man wanting to be better, a tale of the quirky realities of the Wild West and one that made me fall in love with this style of...

REVIEW: The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood

A.K Larkwood’s debut novel, The Unspoken Name, the first novel in The Serpent’s Gate series, is all about choice. There is absolute power in hitting bottom; you have faced death, the end, and come...