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REVIEW: Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI by Jonathan Raab

Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI is something I’ve rarely encountered in my years of reviewing books: a horror comedy that works. Better still, it’s a horror comedy that focuses on slasher movies and specifically...

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

12 SF must reads for grimdark fans

Coming off the back of finishing the brilliant SF romp Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan I asked the Grimdark Magazine reviewer team what they thought were the must read SF books for grimdark...

REVIEW: Crossfire by Matthew Farrer

Judge, jury and executioner in the Judge Dredd mould, the Adeptus Arbites act as the long arm of the law on the countless planets of the Imperium. Largely overshadowed in the fiction of the...

REVIEW: Dispel Illusion by Mark Lawrence

“Sometimes being wrong is the right answer.” That’s a great lead on the blurb for this book, and only makes sense after the experience has completed. Dispel Illusion is the third and final installation...

REVIEW: Home Fires by Gene Wolfe

Whatever dystopias the late Gene Wolfe may have written, it is perhaps fairer to say that he was more invested in investigating the state of the personality of his characters. We may track this...

REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Usually novels end with the villain being vanquished. Not so with Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth. Known for the YA phenomenon Divergent in the early 2010s, this is her adult SFF debut, and it...

14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

On the Fantasy-Faction – Fantasy Book Discussion Facebook page today a gentleman asked for recommendations on what people regarded as the best fantasy written by female authors. Since I started reading fantasy in 2012...

REVIEW: Orbiter by Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis is a writer that asks profound questions, and that is no different in his graphic novel Orbiter. In his acclaimed series, Transmetropolitan, he talked about the role of the media and investigative reporting. In Freakangels he talks about...

An Interview with Robert Jackson Bennett

We managed to grab a quick word with Robert Jackson Bennett. He is the author of the Divine Cities trilogy, The Founders trilogy, of which two books are written, Foundryside and Shorefall, as well as numerous fantasy and horror novels. He is...

REVIEW: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett is a story that blurs the lines between science fiction and fantasy in his steampunkesque fantasy novel. When people think of fantasy as a genre, often, they think of high...