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REVIEW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

Large in size, and ambitious in scope, The Black Coast (book one in the God-King Chronicles) perfectly lives up to the saying, “Slow and steady wins the race”. While it did not contain as...

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REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine is an expertly crafted science fiction fantasy novel that incorporates real-world cultures into the intricate Aztec Empire influenced mythos. It is shining, and immersive and should be...

REVIEW: The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan is the story of Ringil “Angeleyes” Eskiath, the hero of Gallows Gap and wielder of Ravensfriend, and is set a decade after the end of the war...

REVIEW: The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

Christopher Buehlman’s fantasy debut The Blacktongue Thief is set to become the next big thing, worthy of enough superlatives that I’m not quite sure where to begin. The titular thief, Kinch Na Shannack, is...

REVIEW: Bear Head by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Following on from his novella Dogs of War, Adrian Tchaikovsky’s novel Bear Head is a brilliantly observed, drily funny and deeply grim science fiction story of biotech, artificial intelligence and political greed. Despite living...

REVIEW: Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

I received a review copy of Good Morning, Midnight in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Lily Brooks-Dalton and Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Good Morning, Midnight follows two characters. Astronomer Augustine who resides...

REVIEW: Hall of Smoke by H.M. Long

Out in January 2021 from Titan Books, Hall of Smoke by H.M. Long is an exciting debut set in a Viking-inspired world of gods and warrior priestesses. Many thanks to Titan for sending me...

REVIEW: Sistersong by Lucy Holland

Lucy Holland’s Sistersong is an epic historical fantasy that needs to be on your radar. Released in April 2021, this story based on the ‘Twa Sisters’ folk ballad is set in a late Antique...

REVIEW: Red Hands by Christopher Golden

I received Red Hands from Christopher Golden’s literary agent via Grimdark Magazine after putting my hand up to provide an honest review. At the time I did not realise that this was the third...

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...