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The Future is Grimdark: The rise of streaming in TV and film and what it means for fans of grimdark

Ten years have passed since Game of Thrones hit our screens. Ten years since the world was introduced to a grimdark story on a big budget. The weekly shows produced by HBO became must-watch...

REVIEW: Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews

Seven Deaths of an Empire is a new story from author G. R. Matthews. Matthews weaves a tale of action and intrigue that wears its inspirations on its sleeve for all to see. A...

REVIEW: Master Artificer by Justin Travis Call

Following his epic masterpiece Master of Sorrows, Justin Call once again shows his readers how fantasy classics are born with the next installment in the series, Master Artificer.  Firstly, let me describe the world that Master of...

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 14 year old girl...

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 horizons. Many new works...

the coming of the dark

REVIEW: The Coming of the Dark by Chris Humphreys

Continuing the saga of immortal beings and clashing worlds that Smoke in the Glass began, The Coming of the Dark is the second installment of Chris Humphrey’s Immortal’s Blood series. As Anazat’s plan to...

REVIEW: Shadowless by Randall McNally

Grim and fascinating, Shadowless is a masterpiece told in shades of gray. It is a fantasy of the epic variety, one with incredible world building. Every now and then, in the Northern Realms, a...

EXCLUSIVE: She Dreams in Blood by Michael R. Fletcher

Felix Ortiz is a beast. Back in 2019, which seems like a thousand years ago, I was hunting for an artist to do the cover for Smoke and Stone, the first book in the...

fid's crusade

REVIEW: Fid’s Crusade by David H. Reiss

Superheroes can be complex characters, and none more so than dr. Fid in Fid’s Crusade by David H. Reiss. Gone are the days of herculean knights swooping in to save the damsel in distress while simultaneously...

Five Reasons To Be Excited About The Expanse Season 5

With Season Five of The Expanse only days away, let’s look ahead at five of the plot threads I’m most excited by for this season. As with yesterday’s post, if you aren’t up to...