“Had a gritty, soiled feel that left me thirsting for more.” —M.L Spencer, Our Epic Worlds
Experience your favorite fantasy worlds in this 2017 r/fantasy Stabby Award-winning anthology, featuring some of the most fearsome, devious, and brutal antagonists in fantasy. Villains take center stage in nineteen dark and magical stories that will have you cheering for all the wrong heroes as they perform savage deeds towards wicked ends. And why not? They are the champions of their own stories—evil is a matter of perspective.
“Beautifully written and a true grimdark pleasure to read.” —Anna Smith-Spark, author, The Court of Broken Knives
R. Scott Bakker | Adrian Tchaikovsky | Michael R. Fletcher | Shawn Speakman | Teresa Frohock | Kaaron Warren | Courtney Schafer | Marc Turner | Jeff Salyards | Mazarkis Williams | Deborah A. Wolf | Brian Staveley | Alex Marshall | Bradley P. Beaulieu | Matthew Ward | Mark Alder | Janny Wurts | E.V. Morrigan | Peter Orullian
“Hands down, one of the best dark fantasy tomes I’ve ever read. If you like grimdark or fantasy fiction you’ll find a lot to love here.” —Matthew Summers, Smashdragons
“Grimdark lovers gather around! Followers of the most foul follow my lead! The ultimate anthology of the genre has arrived, and it perfectly captures the despicable, rotten, violent worlds and people of all our favorite authors.”
~ Wendell Adams, Bookwraiths
About Grimdark Magazine
Grimdark Magazine is an ezine and publisher run by people who love all things dark and gritty SFF. Mark Lawrence, Anna Smith Spark, George RR. Martin, and Anna Stephens are the kinds of authors that get us rubbing our hands together, and short stories that tie into larger exciting worlds are what we love the most.
Our publications have won an r/fantasy award for best anthology (2017, Evil is a Matter of Perspective) and been shortlisted by the BFAs (2018, best magazine / periodical).
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