REVIEW: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison is many things; a novel about elves and goblins, a story with mages and magic, and a book with a steampunk aesthetic. Yet, these...
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REVIEW: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

REVIEW: A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II picks up from the shocking events of the 2018 horror film directed by John Krasinski. Following the death of Lee, the Abbott family move through...
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REVIEW: A Quiet Place Part II

REVIEW: Deadlands – The Weird West

Deadlands: The Weird West is a roleplaying game that ranks up there with Vampire: The Masquerade and Call of Cthulhu as my all-time favorites. Coincidentally, those are some of the...
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REVIEW: Deadlands – The Weird West

Artist spotlight: Carlos Diaz

When Carlos Diaz responded to our last cover artist open window after the departure of Jason Deem, his was one of the first submission emails I opened, and he was...
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Artist spotlight: Carlos Diaz

REVIEW: The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence

I received a review copy of The Girl and the Mountain from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Mark Lawrence and Ace Books. The Girl...
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REVIEW: The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence

REVIEW: 3:33 AM by Luke Hindmarsh

3:33 AM by Luke Hindmarsh is an occult horror novel that I picked up immediately upon release. I was a big fan of Mercury's Son by the same author, so...
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An Interview with Terry Miles, Author of Rabbits

Undoubtedly, if you are into podcasts as a long-form of storytelling you know of Terry Miles and by extension Tanis, and Minnow Beats Whale. Miles is a writer, producer, and...
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An Interview with Terry Miles, Author of Rabbits

EXCLUSIVE: The King Must Fall book trailer

With our The King Must Fall Kickstarter anthology only eight days away I am so stoked to show you the book trailer by the awesome Pen Astridge. We have some...
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EXCLUSIVE: The King Must Fall book trailer

REVIEW: Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

A decade on from the events of the magnificent Powdermage trilogy we return to Brian McClellan’s brilliant world of military flintlock fantasy in Sins of Empire. The Adran-Kez war is...
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REVIEW: Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

REVIEW: Fate of Madness by Jesse Teller

Here we go, the final doorstop of a volume in the massive tetralogy by Jesse Teller, Fate of Madness. After the first three tomes, Onslaught of Madness, Wrath of Madness,...
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Artist spotlight: Carlos Diaz Artist spotlight: Carlos Diaz
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REVIEW: 3:33 AM by Luke Hindmarsh REVIEW: 3:33 AM by Luke Hindmarsh
An Interview with Terry Miles, Author of Rabbits An Interview with Terry Miles, Author...
EXCLUSIVE: The King Must Fall book trailer EXCLUSIVE: The King Must Fall book...
REVIEW: Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan REVIEW: Sins of Empire by Brian...
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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...