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The best dark SFF of 2023 so far

It’s that time of the year. Apologise to your TBR piles in advance because the Grimdark Magazine review team is about to make it rain new books at your house! 2023 had had some brilliant dark...

REVIEW: Buzzard’s Bowl by John Palladino

John Palladino takes his craft to new heights in Buzzard’s Bowl, the second volume of his grimdark fantasy series, The Tragedy of Cedain. I am delighted to see how Palladino has grown as a...

Grimdark Magazine Issue #33 is here!

Is it that time of the quarter again? Sure is! Grimdark Magazine Issue #33 is here. Beth Tabler has pulled together another amazing list of contributors and based on our Patreon Subscribers’ early reviews...

REVIEW: One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

One Dark Window is the debut fantasy novel from Rachel Gillig. From Orbit Books, it is the first novel in a duology with gothic elements and some romance. Although not particularly grim, it is...

REVIEW: Those Below by Daniel Polansky

Following on from the epic book one of this duology, Those Above, Daniel Polansky closes out this amazing series in barnstorming and bloody fashion. Those Below focusses on humankind’s attempt to topple the four-fingered, god-like ruling...

REVIEW: Those Above by Daniel Polansky

In Those Above by Daniel Polansky a perfect world for the near immortal god-like creatures and their human slaves sits atop piles of ever increasing human misery below where rebellion flares. In the surrounding...

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