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REVIEW: Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin needs no introduction to fans of grimdark. After all, the subgenre as we know it today may not have been invented by A Song of Ice and Fire, but it certainly...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth Vol.1

Vampire: The Masquerade: Winter’s Teeth volume 1 is the collected first five issues of the titular comic. Grimdark Magazine was gracious enough to review all five individually and it’s now available to purchase as...

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REVIEW: Villains Rule by MK Gibson

Villains Rule by MK Gibson is a rare thing that I quite enjoy: a comedic grimdark novel. It is about Jackson Blackwell a.k.a the Shadow Master, who is an advisor to the villains of the...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 4 by Mike Mignola

In his introduction to BPRD: Plague of Frogs Vol. 4, editor Scott Allie refers to it as an ‘honest-to-God graphic novel’ rather than another omnibus. This is more-or-less correct: the three component parts fit...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 3 by Mike Mignola

There is a tendency in these retrospectives of BPRD: Plague of Frogs to keep saying ‘Now it gets serious.’ The Plague of Frogs begins at the end of Volume One; Now it gets serious....

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 2 by Mike Mignola

BPRD: Plague of Frogs Volume Two contains three collections: The Dead, War on Frogs and The Black Flame. These have been rearranged somewhat: they are placed in in-universe chronological order rather than arranged by...

REVIEW: The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Library of the Dead in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to T.L. Huchu and Tor Books. The Library of the Dead is the first...

REVIEW: King of the Hollow Dark by Cat Hellisen

The blurb for King of the Hollow Dark, shown below, reads like it should come with a record scratch and a voiceover that says something like ‘I bet you’re asking how it all came to...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 1 by Mike Mignola

In the beginning (IE, 1994), there was Hellboy. And even before publication, some of the first sketches by his creator Mike Mignola had him as part of a team. Then, the first storyline –...

Best SFF books of 2020

Well, it’s been a hell of a year. Pretty much everything has been a little bit rubbish except for 2020’s book releases–so it’s time for Grimdark Magazine’s best SFF books of 2020. We have a...