REVIEW: The Piledriver of Fate by Samuel Gately

The Piledriver of Fate by Samuel Gately takes us back to the pro-wrestling-inspired fantasy world of the Titan Wars. Following reluctant titan Van’s tournament victory in The Headlock of Destiny,...
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REVIEW: The Piledriver of Fate by Samuel Gately

REVIEW: The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton

The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton is a terrifying story that pulls many of the different horror levers.  The story starts with pain, visceral stabbing pain in a woman's belly....
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REVIEW: The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton

REVIEW: The Last Kingdom Season 4

The Last Kingdom S4 continues the tale based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories. If you have read my review of the previous season then you will be aware that...
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REVIEW: The Last Kingdom Season 4

REVIEW: Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar

Legacy of the Brightwash is the debut novel by Krystle Matar, and it’s an excellent start to a richly detailed world. Legacy of the Brightwash follows Tashué Blackwood, a former...
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REVIEW: Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar

REVIEW: The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan

In The Cold Commands, the second book in the A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy, we rejoin the tale of "hero, dragonslayer, and faggot" Ringil Eskiath. He's now 31-years-old and...
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REVIEW: The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan

MOVIE REVIEW: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

I can't help but think about all the wonderful cyberpunk movies I've watched over the years: Robocop, Strange Days, Cyborg 2 (okay, that's more of a guilty pleasure but so...
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MOVIE REVIEW: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

REVIEW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

Large in size, and ambitious in scope, The Black Coast (book one in the God-King Chronicles) perfectly lives up to the saying, “Slow and steady wins the race”. While it...
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REVIEW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

REVIEW: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor 

In Remote Control by Nedi Okorafar, Sankofa, the one who sleeps at deaths door, the remote control, arrives at a remote town in Ghana. The people are terrified of this...
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REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine is an expertly crafted science fiction fantasy novel that incorporates real-world cultures into the intricate Aztec Empire influenced mythos. It is shining, and...
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REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

LGBTQIA+ Dark SFF Characters: Where To Start Reading

The world has changed to be more inclusive, and SFF has often led the way by taking us into worlds and people that push our comfort zones and expand our...
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LGBTQIA+ Dark SFF Characters: Where To Start Reading
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REVIEW: The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton REVIEW: The Children God Forgot by...
REVIEW: The Last Kingdom Season 4 REVIEW: The Last Kingdom Season 4
REVIEW: Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar REVIEW: Legacy of the Brightwash by...
REVIEW: The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan REVIEW: The Cold Commands by Richard...
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REVIEW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks REVIEW: The Black Coast by Mike...
REVIEW: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor  REVIEW: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor 
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LGBTQIA+ Dark SFF Characters: Where To Start Reading LGBTQIA+ Dark SFF Characters: Where To...
The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Review: The Grim Company by Luke Scull

I destroyed The Grim Company by Luke Scull like one of Jerek’s axes splitting a head open. It’s been a little while since I’ve done that. 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...

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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 (like Grimdark Magazine!)...

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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

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 a unique setting,...

Mark Lawrence

Interview: Mark Lawrence

As well as providing an awesome Broken Empire short story for Grimdark Magazine’s first ever issue, Mark Lawrence was good enough to chat to us about grimdark, short fiction, Broken Empire, Red Queen’s War...

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Grimdark Magazine Issue 1 Competition

In celebration of Grimdark Magazine’s first release on the 1st of October, 2014, we’re running a competition. Join our mailing list or pre-order issue number 1 (and join our mailing list) for the chance...