10 Authors to Follow on Twitter

When you are perusing Twitter's hellscape and are looking for a beacon of good to follow, it can be a demoralizing and challenging task. There is an abundance of opinions,...
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10 Authors to Follow on Twitter

Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle

New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist's novels have been must-reads in fantasy since he started with his first book in 1982. Since then, Feist has written 30+ novels,...
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Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle

REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist

A hard-hitting, heartbreaking second novel of The Firemane Saga. In Queen of Storms, Raymond E. Feist takes us on a wild and perilous ride with his characters. I once tried...
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REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist

REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Trouble with Peace in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank both Joe Abercrombie and Gollancz. Following on from...
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REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

In The Burning Land, the fifth entry in The Saxon Stories, we follow the escapades of a 35 or 36-year-old Uhtred of Bebbanburg. He's still Alfred's oathman and has been...
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REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe’s Interlibrary Loan is a sequel to his 2015 A Borrowed Man. The premise of both is that in a future Earth, libraries not only offer books to be...
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REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

‘Salem’s Lot was my first Stephen King read and boy it did not disappoint whatsoever. It gave me sleepless nights. Honestly. “The basis of all human fears, he thought. A...
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REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

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
10 Authors to Follow on Twitter 10 Authors to Follow on Twitter
Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author...
REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond...
REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by...
REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard...
REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe
REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible...
An Interview with Chuck Hogan An Interview with Chuck Hogan
REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo...
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In Defence of Grimdark

Grimdark is dead. – Justin Landon (Nerds of a Feather blog) Across the ages, when women and men were under attack by forces that would see their heads on spikes, they would take up...

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Slow Regard of Silent Things as an advanced-reader copy. I consider Rothfuss to be a bit of a borderline grimdarker and one of the finest purveyors of prose...

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...