REVIEW: Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin needs no introduction to fans of grimdark. After all, the subgenre as we know it today may not have been invented by A Song of Ice and...
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REVIEW: Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

REVIEW: Blood Sacrifice by Peter McLean

Corporal Cully returns to the page in Blood Sacrifice by Peter McLean. Another entry in Black Library’s new (ish) horror line of fiction, Blood Sacrifice really plays up the horror...
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REVIEW: Blood Sacrifice by Peter McLean

REVIEW: Baphomet by Night by Peter McLean

In Baphomet by Night by Peter McLean Corporal Cully drops onto forged world Baphomet with two other experienced leaders and a couple of squads of green troops fresh out of...
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REVIEW: Baphomet by Night by Peter McLean

REVIEW: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger, originally written by Stephen King from 1978 to 1982 then revised and re-released in 2003, is the first book in the ambitious Dark Tower series, King’s self described...
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REVIEW: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

An Interview With Andy Weir

Author Andy Weir, known for his huge breakout hit The Martian, is back again with another brilliant science fiction story called Project Hail Mary. In this story, the world is...
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An Interview With Andy Weir

REVIEW: Berek the Blackguard by Frank Thomas

The path to freedom is marked with treachery and death. Frank Thomas’s Berek The Blackguard is an epic fantasy novella that follows one King’s crusade to liberate his kingdom of...
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REVIEW: Berek the Blackguard by Frank Thomas

REVIEW: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Oh my heavens. Bob. Bob from We Are Legion might be my spirit animal. You will have to pardon me if I am late for the Bobverse party. This story...
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REVIEW: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Dragonlance: Where to Start Reading

Dragonlance is one of those series that every fantasy lover should read at least once. It was my gateway to fantasy, and I have an abiding love for the world...
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Dragonlance: Where to Start Reading

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #6

Vampire: The Masquerade - Winter's Teeth #6 is the, unsurprisingly, sixth installment of the comic book adaptation of the popular tabletop roleplaying game. It follows the adventures of Cecily Bain,...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #6

REVIEW: Dark Harvest by Josh Reynolds

I’ve read a lot of Black Library stuff, but never before in the Warhammer Horror sub-section and only once previously in the Age of Sigmar setting. Dark Harvest is set...
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REVIEW: Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin REVIEW: Fevre Dream by George R.R....
REVIEW: Blood Sacrifice by Peter McLean REVIEW: Blood Sacrifice by Peter McLean
REVIEW: Baphomet by Night by Peter McLean REVIEW: Baphomet by Night by Peter...
REVIEW: The Gunslinger by Stephen King REVIEW: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
An Interview With Andy Weir An Interview With Andy Weir
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REVIEW: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor REVIEW: We Are Legion (We Are...
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REVIEW: Dark Harvest by Josh Reynolds REVIEW: Dark Harvest by Josh Reynolds
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...