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REVIEW: Alpharius: Head of the Hydra

The Alpha Legion are probably the most mysterious faction in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Seeing the world through the eyes of their primarch Alpharius in Mike Brooks’ Alpharius: Head of the Hydra is a...

a memory called empire

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 Mandalorian Season 2

Yes, it’s Star Wars and yes, it’s Disney, but The Mandalorian Season 2 veers closer to the grimdark underbelly that *must* exist beneath the Star Wars universe more than anything since the heyday of...

Nophek Gloss

An Interview with Essa Hansen

Essa Hansen, whose debut novel Nophek Gloss, a science fiction space opera and the first novel in her The Graven series, debuts at the end of 2020, and is already making many reviewers “best...

walking to aldebaran

REVIEW: Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Walking to Aldebaran, Adrian Tchaikovsky‘s deeply disturbing novella that hearkens back to Phillip K. Dick’s mind-bending science fiction, Lovecraftian cosmic horror, and the comedy of Andy Weir’s The Martian. While each of these genre...

The expanse

REVIEW: The Expanse Series 5 Episode 5 – Down and Out

The last episode of The Expanse really shook us up from every angle, with the Rocinante crew scattered across the system. And if you haven’t watched Episode 5 of this season, you need to...

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...

Five Reasons To Be Excited About The Expanse Season 5

With Season Five of The Expanse only days away, let’s look ahead at five of the plot threads I’m most excited by for this season. As with yesterday’s post, if you aren’t up to...

The Expanse season 5: space opera grimdark fans will love

Based on the acclaimed series of novels by James SA Corey (pseudonym for writing duo Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham), The Expanse has become one of the most popular science fiction TV shows of...

memoria

An Interview with Kristyn Merbeth, Author of the Memoria

Kristyn Merbeth, author of the Nova Vita Protocol novels consisting of Fortuna and the new release Memoria as well as the Wastelanders novels she writes as K.S. Merbeth. Kristyn was kind enough to sit...