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 Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Review: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Broken Eye as an advanced-reader copy. Warning: I really tried hard to keep spoilers out but there are a few slightly spoiler-y comments here. In the third...

Dirge by Tim Marquitz

Let There Be Darkness

Guest Post by Tim Marquitz While there’s been an upswing in popularity of darker stories of late, Warhammer 40k having coined the term grimdark back in the early 2000s, the concept has been around...

The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Review: The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Warning: spoilers below. I destroyed this book like one of Jerek’s axes splitting a head open. It’s been a little while since I’ve done that. Luke Scull has rocketed into my list of favourite...

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

If you’re arriving this late at Before They are Hanged, you might be like me – just digging in to the blood and muck that is grimdark fantasy. Before They are Hanged is the...

GdM

What does Grimdark Magazine want?

We’ve all been there as writers. You knock out a short story, crack yourself a celebratory beer and know – just know – that you are getting this piece published in that e-zine you’ve been...

GdM #2

Pre-order Grimdark Magazine Issue 2

That time of the quarter is almost here, when we kick up our feet and feast on some grimdark goodness. This quarter we’ve got a cracking line-up for you, a deal for those only...

Wentworth Season 1

Review: Wentworth Season 1

Brutal. Bloody. Deep. Sad. Grey. All of these things make Wentworth an unbelievably addictive piece of Australian television (and I’ll tell you right now they are few and far between). Set within the violent...

Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

Review: Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

The title, Riding the Unicorn, sounds about as far from grimdark as you can get. I’m pretty sure I wrote a short story called Riding the Unicorn for my mom when I was six...

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Where The Black Prism was a bit slow to kick off and sometimes got bogged down in explaining the magic system, The Blinding Knife floors the accelerator from the starting line. Before you get...

Shatterwing: Dragon Wine 1 by Donna Maree Hanson

Review: Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

Warning: spoilers below. From the outside, Shatterwing seems to be an appealing dark-fantasy story. Atypical fantasy world? Check. Intriguing plot? Check. Strong heroine? Sign me up. Unfortunately, appearances often differ from reality and despite...