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The Way of Edan

Rising Stars of Dark and Grimdark SFF 2024

Here at Grimdark Magazine we love to discover new authors who whet our appetite for the darker side of science fiction and fantasy (SFF). Esmay Rosalyne, CT Phipps, and I have assembled Grimdark Magazine’s...

REVIEW: The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

Cassandra Khaw’s new novella, The Salt Grows Heavy, is a darkly beautiful nightmare brought to life, which will drive a dagger through your heart and leave you begging for more. The Salt Grows Heavy...

Rising Stars of Grimdark SFF 2023

Over the last couple of years, a range of authors have really come to the fore for our review team with their focus on creating grim stories in dark worlds told by morally grey...

Review: The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

The Burning God is R.F. Kuang’s epic finale to her Chinese history-inspired Poppy War series, which began with The Poppy War and continued with The Dragon Republic. It’s impossible to overstate what R.F. Kuang...

REVIEW: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu is the one of the first great works of vampire fiction, published in 1872, about a quarter century before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Like the undead titular character, Carmilla...

REVIEW: Unbound II by Shawn Speakman

Unbound II is Shawn Speakman’s collection of seventeen all-original short stories from eighteen of the most exciting authors in contemporary fantasy and speculative fiction. Speakman plays several roles here, serving as the editor and...

REVIEW: Echolands by J.H Williams III

I’ll preface this review with a statement that, ordinarily, would be found nearer to the end: Drop whatever else it is you’re doing and buy Echolands. Honestly. What J.H. Williams III (hereafter referred to...

REVIEW: Hide by Kiersten White

It’s likely that most of Kiersten White’s readers have known from the beginning just what she’s capable of. However, I don’t think any of us could have expected that she would churn out such...

The works of Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber was an incredibly prolific author, who won numerous awards during his life for works that nowadays seem more obscure than they should be. In addition to writing, he was a chess master,...

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