REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

Alex White concludes their hit Salvagers trilogy in spectacular fashion in, The Worst Of All Possible Worlds. Picking up months after the events of A Bad Deal For The Whole...
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REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

An Interview with Chuck Hogan

Mystery and horror author Chuck Hogan has released the first book of a new series with his writing partner famed director Guillermo del Toro. The new series is called The...
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An Interview with Chuck Hogan

REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have returned with a new brand of exquisite horror for their readers in The Hollow Ones. The writing team has a way of using language...
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REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

Grimdark Magazine is running a writing competition. The publishing industry is a people industry, and is only as good as the people in it. While acquiring a short story from...
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WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

REVIEW: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The second novel in Tamsyn Muir’s The Locked Tomb series, Harrow the Ninth follows on closely from its predecessor Gideon the Ninth, continuing the same story but taking Harrow’s arc...
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REVIEW: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

REVIEW: Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund

I received a review copy of Sorcery of a Queen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Brian Naslund and Tor. "Let me get this straight. Sitting on...
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REVIEW: Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund

REVIEW: Ash and Bones by Michael R. Fletcher

Smoke to Ashes, and Stone to Bones… Here we go again, continuing the saga where Fletcher introduced us to the world of Bastion in Smoke and Stone. Ash and Bones...
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REVIEW: Ash and Bones by Michael R. Fletcher

Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the Bad, and The Reboot

Conan the Barbarian was once a household name. Back when I was very young, the character was at the height of his popularity, and you might have seen his grim...
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Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the Bad, and The Reboot

REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

I discovered the name Mazarkis Williams late in the game. It was a lucky accident that I stumbled across her short story Violet in the anthology The Art of War....
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REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

REVIEW: King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist

Few authors have had the effect that Raymond Feist has had on the fantasy genre. He is as synonymous with grand fantasy novels as Stephen King is with horror. As...
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Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

Review: Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

When it comes to second installments, especially in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, The Empire Strikes Back is an oft-compared milestone. Some might even regard it as the best film in the original...

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Review: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

It’s pretty rare that I get the first 50 pages into a book and decide on the spot to go purchase the rest of a series, but there are times when you just know...

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Writing About Firearms

Writing About Firearms by Matthew Sylvester Burke ripped his revolver from his holster, diving into cover as his prey opened fire. Rounds sent chips of concrete flying through the air. Ducking round his cover,...

The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Audio Review: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

John Hornor Jacobs provided Grimdark Magazine with an audio book of The Incorruptibles for an honest review. Part alternate history, part western, but all fantasy, The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs is something different...

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The Grimdark Magazine’s First Anniversary

With Issue 4 out, we’ve hit the end of our first year. We’ve had victories, failures (and a couple of epic fails, like Goodreads giving us the boot), laughs, and managed to get four...

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Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 Out Now!

Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 is locked in, and have we got a cracking issue ready for you! Behind another brilliant piece of artwork on the cover, you’ll get short stories, an article, a review,...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Review: Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Beyond Redemption was provided to Grimdark Magazine as an advanced-reader copy by Harper Collins. The cornerstone philosophy of self-help literature is something I’m very familiar with – your beliefs create your reality. This idea...

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Excerpt: Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

We’re really excited to bring you an excerpt from Anthony Ryan’s Queen of Fire! It’s chapter 2. You can find chapter 1 on Anthony’s website. Alucius The Kuritai’s name was Twenty-Seven, though Alucius had yet...

The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

Excerpt: The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

We’re really excited to bring you the an excerpt from John R. Fultz’s newest novel, The Testament of Tall Eagle. Without any further ado, I hope you enjoy Chapter 4: On the Blood Trail. It’s an excellent...

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Review: Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

I’ve read a bit of criticism out there about this being a pretty simple troped recreation of so many previous fantasy novels. To that, I say, yes, it’s a well-known set of ingredients: a group...