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REVIEW: The Strange by Nathan Ballingrud

The Strange by Nathan Ballingrud is science fiction, but science fiction of the retro kind, a wistful homage to the outlandish bygone tales of a Mars with a breathable atmosphere, stiff and clanking robots,...

REVIEW: Secret Invasion (2023) Episode One

Secret Invasion was a show I was really looking forward to. I’m a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but, unfortunately (for Disney), it’s been running out of steam ever since Avengers: Endgame....

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REVIEW: Silo (AppleTV)

Silo is the brilliant new, dystopian TV series based on the best-selling sci-fi novels written by Hugh Howey. The silo is a 144-floor indoor city that is meant to hold the last humans alive...

The best dark SFF of 2023 so far

It’s that time of the year. Apologise to your TBR piles in advance because the Grimdark Magazine review team is about to make it rain new books at your house! 2023 had had some brilliant dark...

REVIEW: Replika: Sky’s Mission by Hugo Bernard

Replika: Sky’s Mission by Hugo Bernard is about that popular science fiction topic of a simulated reality. We’re all familiar with The Matrix but it reminds me a lot more of The Thirteenth Floor, which...

REVIEW: The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin

The Combat Codes is the debut martial arts science fiction by Alexander Darwin in which war has been replaced by hand-to-hand combat. Originally self-published in 2015, The Combat Codes earned a finalist slot in...

T.R. Napper wins Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel with 36 Streets

Science fiction novelist T.R. Napper has won the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel with his brilliant book 36 Streets, published by Titan Books. Taking home the chocolates from one of the premier speculative...

REVIEW: Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini

Fractal Noise is the second book within Christopher Paolini’s Fractalverse, serving as a prequel to 2020’s To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. You don’t need to have read the first book to understand...

REVIEW: Nothing but the Rain by Naomi Salman

Rain washes away memories in Naomi Salman’s apocalyptic debut novella, Nothing but the Rain. The novella is set in the stormy town of Aloisville, an isolated village with fewer than two hundred inhabitants whose...

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An Interview With Alexander Darwin

Alexander Darwin has had quite the journey to get to this point. In the last few years, he has gone from competing in beloved Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off (SPFBO), a cut-throat fantasy competition put...

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