Jason Deem has just put out his first sample piece of interior art for the Evil is a Matter of Perspective Kickstarter (live June 15). This piece is based on Deborah A. Wolf's Bloodpenny. The artworks will take up the top third of the title page for each short story if we can achieve the first stretch goal. Deborah was pretty damned happy with the image, and I can't wait to see what else Jason puts up when the other short stories start rolling in! If you'd like to follow us on Kickstarter (your Kickstarter account needs to be linked to your Facebook) so you don't miss the start of proceedings on the 15th, head on over to the GdM Kickstarter profile and give us a follow!
Grimdark Magazine Issue #5 Line Up Grimdark Magazine issue #5 is chock full of grimdark goodness. We've pushed the genre boundaries of grimdark a bit more in this issue, with zombie apocalypses and cold-hearted near-future sci-fi to go with the three fantasy pieces, which include a Dominion of the Fallen short story by Aliette de Bodard. Short fiction: Against the Encroaching Darkness by Aliette de Bodard, a Dominion of the Fallen short story. First They Came for the Pigs by Chadwick Ginther. Boomer Hunter by Sean Patrick Hazlett The Right Hand of Decay by David Annandale Lessons of Necessity by T.C. Powell Articles: Who is the Grimdark Hero by C.T. Phipps Reviews: The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence (review by Tom Smith) The Mechanical by Ian Tregellis (review by Malrubius) The Witcher 3 (review by C.T. Phipps) Interviews: James A. Moore Peter Orullian Excerpts The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan (Chapter 1) Purchase Grimdark Magazine #5 now over at our webstore: Or over on Amazon (we get a little extra kick back if you use the below link to get there): Use this link to purchase Grimdark Magazine Issue #5 on Kindle from Amazon
Grimdark Magazine issue #4 is locked in, and have we got a cracking issue ready for you! Behind another brilliant piece of artwork on the cover, you'll get short stories, an article, a review, excerpts and a couple of interviews. Here's what you'll find inside: Cover art: a dark piece from Jason Deem named Symbiosis. Short stories: In Brazen Dreams by Matthew Ward shady characters converge on a powerful relic. Tara Calaby asks "what happens after happily ever after" in Ashes. Redemption Waits by Mike Brooks set in his Keiko universe (Dark Run). A Steelhaven short story by Richard Ford, The Halfwyrd's Burden. Excerpts: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence Reviews: The Vagrant by Peter Newman Interviews: Peter V. Brett Brandon Sanderson Article: The Mud, the Blood and the Years by Ragnarok and Orbit author John R. Fultz Purchase Grimdark Magazine #4 now If you'd prefer to buy from Amazon, do us a favour and PLEASE USE THIS LINK. We get a kickback from Amazon. Every little bit helps!