Joe Abercrombie

Back to Which Future?

Back to Which Future?

We've had cyberpunk and steampunk. Is the next big thing...wood punk? Read More »

Review: Grimdark Magazine #1

Review: Grimdark Magazine #1

I confess I only had a general idea of what the term “grimdark” meant before reading the first edition of Grimdark Magazine, which enshrines its precepts in the form of short stories, author interviews and reviews. This first foray also conveniently ... Read More »

A Review of Dangerous Women, an Anthology Edited by Gardner Dozois and George R.R. Martin

A Review of Dangerous Women, an Anthology Edited by Gardner Dozois and George R.R. Martin

I was absolutely delighted when I received a review copy of the highly anticipated Dangerous Women. Dozois and Martin have produced a blockbuster anthology with an all-star lineup of authors. Read More »

You Got Grit in my Fantasy Story

(Cue stoner voice) “You got grit in my fantasy story, man!” “Nah man, you got fantasy in my gritty story, dude!” Convergent evolution is the acquisition of the same biological trait in unrelated lineages. The classic example is that of the wing: flyi... Read More »