REVIEW: The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton

The Children God Forgot starts with pain, visceral stabbing pain in a woman’s belly. The woman in question wakes up in the hospital, completely confused. She finds out she is...
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REVIEW: The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton

REVIEW: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

Brooding and dark, Nothing but Blackened Teeth drew me in and kept me off-balance. Always on the precipice of scary, it never quite tipped over. Instead, it stayed an eerie...
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REVIEW: Nothing but Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

REVIEW: Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne Valente

Catherynne Valente is the author of over twenty-five books, and the winner of numerous awards. Valente often breaks down existing stories and uses them as fertilizer for her own work....
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REVIEW: Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne Valente

An Interview with Jesse Teller

Jesse Teller is the prolific author of many connected (but separate) works in the fantasy world of Perilisc, including the Manhunters trilogy and the standalone novels Liefdom, Chaste, and Mestlven....
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An Interview with Jesse Teller

REVIEW: The Dying Squad by Adam Simcox

Add a little detective drama to a fun, imaginative urban fantasy (arguably rural fantasy, as its real-world elements take place largely in the quiet Lincolnshire landscape) exploring the afterlife, memory,...
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REVIEW: The Dying Squad by Adam Simcox

REVIEW: The Last House On Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Last House On Needless Street is the latest work from award-winning horror author, Catriona Ward. While the novel certainly flirts with the horror genre, it could perhaps be equally...
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REVIEW: The Last House On Needless Street by Catriona Ward

REVIEW: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

There are quite a few books inspired by Peter Pan coming out this year. While most of them are on the YA end of the spectrum, Wendy, Darling by A.C....
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REVIEW: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

Eight Indie Cyberpunk Book Recommendations

Grimdark Magazine has long supported indie authors and their eternal attempts to get noticed among the countless other books released by both traditional publishers and the increasingly saturated indie market....
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Eight Indie Cyberpunk Book Recommendations

REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

In thinking of the title of this book, The Final Girl Support Group, where a support group is by its nature a safe and comforting idea, instead, think about what it...
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REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Why we’re so excited for Legacy of Light by Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward's Legacy series is epic AF and about to wrap up in 2021 with the release of Legacy of Light. With a big cast, epic storyline, and grim twists and turns...
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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...

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...

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

REVIEW: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Brent Week’s The Black Prism is an enjoyable kick-off to the Lightbringer series. Those who love an in-depth and original magic system, coupled with politics and religion are really going to get a kick...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary agent, they raised...

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Review: Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Once again George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have done a fantastic job in gathering stories from some of the biggest names in fantasy and science fiction. The characters are consistently grey. The stories...