Archive for the 'grimdark' Category

It’s a new episode of GTP! The British Invasion continues as we highlight some of the coolest debut authors emerging from the UK! Today Rob and Phil are joined by Anna Stephens, author of the Gridmark fantasy debut novel GODBLIND! During our lively chat we discuss Anna’s ten plus year to publication, we’ll chat about mythology and religion, what aspects make her fantasy debut Grimdark, how Anna got an agent and her transition into full-time writing, and more! Find Anna online at Anna-Stephens.com!

Buy GODBLIND by Anna Stephens on Amazon!

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THE WOVEN RING by MD Presley

PATERNUS by Dyrk Ashton

HEART OF STONE by Ben Galley

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Ed McDonald

Interview with Anna Smith Spark

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We’re joined by Ed McDonald, author of the Grimdark fantasy debut BLACKWING! Ed Skypes in from his hometown of London to chat about the new novel and what creepy monsters and Grimdark elements readers will find within its pages. We chat about the significant six figure deals Ed received after rights were auctioned to publish the gritty trilogy. Plenty of writing discussion as well as we hit on what to consider when writing realistic weapons that makes sense, and why maybe debuting with a sprawling multi-epic series isn’t the best choice for a fantasy author starting out. You can find Ed McDonald online at EdMcDonaldWriting.com, or on Twitter at @EdMcDonaldTFK!

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DARKSTORM by M.L. Spencer

PATERNUS by Dyrk Ashton

Archivos, online at Archovis.Digial!

THE HEART OF STONE by Ben Galley

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Smith Spark

Talking Literary Agents with Mark Gottlieb

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We celebrate the 100th-ish Episode of The Grim Tidings Podcast! Rob and Phil look back on two years and 100 episodes of podcast magic, give some updates on past guests of the show, present the first ever Grimmie Awards, as well as the first ever 30-Second Geek-Out with host Rob Matheny! 

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DEMON FREAKS by J.R.R.R. Jim Hardison

ARCHIVOS story software, online at Archivos.Digital!

DARKSTORM by M.L. Spencer

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Episode 1 - Rob Matheny interviews Philip Overby

The Writer's Pit - Peter Fugazzotto

Interview with Joe Abercromibe Part 1 / Part 2

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: LANDFALL has been cancelled - READ HERE

We're joined by the team at Omincide Publishing to talk about the forthcoming occult grimdark serial fiction anthology LANDFALL! Our panel of guests include Adrian Collins, Jinx Strange, Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall, Michael R. Fletcher, and Angela Meadon! Listen to find out how this unique serial fiction project came together, what awesome authors, artists, and worldbuilders will be a part of the series, get all the details of the Kickstarter including stetch goals and add-ons, and much more! 

Join the LANDFALL Community Facebook Group

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE Kickstarter with Grimdark Magazine

Inside with Dirge Magazine

The Dark Side of Alex Marshal / Jesse Bullington

Manifesting Michael R. Fletcher

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In part II of our conversation with Anna Smith Spark, author of the Grimdark fantasy debut THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES, we conclude our chat by talking literary influences and what sort of fiction is too extreme for the Queen of Grimdark; we delve into Anna’s past as a goth and what her favorite pair of shoes look like (hint: they’re covered in spikes); we’ll talk about Anna’s struggle with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Aspurger’s Syndrome, and what advice she has for creatives who struggle with disabilities; we’ll find out how she landed Mark Lawrence’s literary agent, get a preview of new projects Anna’s working on including the occult Grimdark serial anthology LANDFALL, a round of our new game Knife Party, and more!  Find Anna Smith Spark online at CourtofBrokenKnives.org, or on Twitter @QueenofGrimdark!

Buy THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES on Amazon!

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Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer, grimdark epic adventure avilable now on Amazon!

The Strangeful Things Podcast, download on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Ascension by Matthew Johnson, rise with the gods, or fall with the dead!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with Anna Smith Spark Part I

Book Release Day with Deborah A. Wolf & Mark Gottlieb

Manifesting Michael R. Fletcher

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In part one of this queen-sized two part episode, Rob and Phil are joined by debut Grimdark fantasy author Dr. Anna Smith Spark! Anna is the author of the new novel THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES, book one of the Empires of Dust Trilogy. It’s clear that 2017 has been a big year for Grimdark, and Anna stops by to talk about her ultra-violent and dark fantasy debut and the pressures of being a new author, and being the queen of Grimdark, we get her thoughts on the ever-evolving sub-genre and address some common, we also get a preview of her short story appearing in the new issue Grimdark Magazine, and more! Find Anna online at CourtofBrokenKnives.org, or on Twitter @QueenofGrimdark!

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LUCIFER'S STAR by CT Phipps and Michael Suttkus

ARCHIVOS Story App, online at Archivos.Digital

CAROLIA DAEMONIC: CONFEDERATE SHADOWS by Brian Barr

NINE PARTS BLUSTER by author AZ Anthony

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Book Release Day with Deborah A. Wolf & Mark Gottlieb

Manifesting Michael R. Fletcher

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode we check in with author Peter Newman! Pete drops by for a civilized chat about his latest novel THE MALICE, sequel to Gemmell Award winning fantasy debut THE VAGRANT! We talk short stories, the latest Tea & Jeopardy news, a sneak preview of his newest series titled THE DEATHLESS, and a round of The Best of Newman! We had a couple technical issues when we recorded the episode a few months back, but thankfully we were able to salvage the audio! Be sure to check out Peter Newman online at RunPeteWrite.com, or on Twitter @RunPeteWrite!

Buy THE MALICE on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want ot check out:

Rock N' Fantasy with Nicholas Eames

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

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Philip Overby online at PhilipOverby.com, or on Twitter 

Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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One of our favorite grimdark authors returns to the show! Michael R. Fletcher is back to discuss THE MIRROR’S TRUTH (which just so happened to win the 2016 r/Fantasy Stabby award for best self-published novel)! We check in with Mike about the latest happenings in the Manifest Delusions universe and what readers can expect from the BEYOND REDEMPTION sequel, we’ll talk about forthcoming short fiction set in the same story universe, how his marketing approach has changed since becoming a hybrid author, and much more! You can find Michael online at MichaelRFletcher.com, or on Twitter @FletcherMR!

Buy THE MIRROR'S TRUTH on Amazon!

Buy GHOSTS OF TOMORROW on Amazon!

Pre-order SWARM & STEEL!

Past episodes you'll want ot check out:

Book Release Day with Deborah A. Wolf and Mark Gottlieb

Interview with Jesse Bullington

Interview with Grimdark Magazine

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode Rob and Phil step into The Writer’s Pit with author and self-publishing consultant Ben Galley! We talk about Ben’s latest dark fantasy novel THE HEART OF STONE, the challenges of writing a standalone novel versus a sprawling multivolume series, the trend in fantasy of linking multiple series together in the same universe, creating an eye grabbing cover, when an author should consider hiring a consultant, how Ben made the transition from a professional musician to a professional writer, Ben’s approach to book marketing using social media, the three P’s of the self-publishing process, and what Ben has coming up next. Find Ben Galley online at BenGalley.com, or on Twitter @BenGalley!

Buy THE HEART OF STONE on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

The Writer's Pit - Chris Fox

The Writer's Pit - Jo Zebedee

Keeping it Indie - Self-publishing Panel

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We're celebrating the long awaited release of the epic fantasy novel THE DRAGON'S LEGACY - we've not only brought the author, past guest Deborah A. Wolf, but we also brought along her agent, past guest Mark Gottlieb! During our conversation we talk about what both Deb and Mark have been up to gearing up for the global release of the new novel, what to expect following a "book birthday", the importance of writers finding support from friends and family, the benefit of the ongoing author-agent relationship, Deb's picks for forthcoming female grimdark authors to keep an eye on in 2017, a sneak peek at Deb's forthcoming urban fantasy series SPLIT FEATHER, and more! Find Deborah A. Wolf online at deborahawolf.com. Mark Gottlieb can be found at tridentmediagroup.com!

Buy THE DRAGON'S LEGACY on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Deb's first interview - Controversies in Grimdark

Mark's first interview - Talking Literary Agents

Interview with Joe Abercrombie

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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In this episode Rob and Phil are joined by author, editor, and president of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the one and only Cat Rambo! Cat has over 200 professionally published short stories appearing in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. Cat drops by to talk about her latest short story collection, NEITHER HER NOR THERE, featuring new and previously published fantasy tales. During our conversation we talk about writing short stories versus writing novels, writing fantasy races, the state of Grimdark, utilizing Patreon as an author, the importance of an author’s online presence, Cat’s gaming habits, and a round of 30 Second Geek-Out! Find Cat Rambo at Kittywumpus.net, on Patreon, and Twitter!

Buy NEITHER HERE NOR THERE on Amazon!

Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Interview with literary agent Mark Gottlieb

Interview with Michael J. Sullivan & Robin Sullivan

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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It’s a fresh episode of GTP and we’re joined by author Seth Dickinson! Seth is the author of the geopolitical fantasy novel THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT, and he drops by to dish up a ton of useful information, especially if you like to read or write short fiction stories. Seth gives great advice when it comes to writing sharp short fiction that sells, tips on getting published by the best speculative short fiction markets like Clarkesworld and Lightspeed, Seth’s work for the hit video game Destiny, and much more! Find Seth on Twitter @SethJDickinson, or at SethDickinson.com.

Buy THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT on Amazon!

Past epsiodes you may want to check out:

Interview with Kameron Hurley

Interview with Editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Michael R. Underwood

Interview with Delilah S. Dawson

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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Rob and Phil bring you up to date on what’s up with the podcast, including upcoming guests, news about our new website, and a look back at our favorite episodes of 2016. We announce the winner for best novel of the year as voted by the members of Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers (the GDAF award), a special preview of Grimdark Magazine issue #10, the 5ish most anticipated grimdark / fantasy novels of 2017, Rob and Phil’s New Year’s resolutions, and more!

Pre-Order Grimdark Magazine #10

Blog of the Week - The Bloggin' Hobgoblin 

Past episodes to check out:

Interview with Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall

Podcast Panel: Talking Community with r/Fantasy

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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We chat with Jesse Bullington / Alex Marshall, author of A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER and A BLADE OF BLACK STEEL! Rob and Phil find out just who the hell Alex Marshall really is, what inspired the fresh worldbuilding in his CRIMSON EMPIRE series, some of the dark inspiration for past novels written as Jesse Bullington (including Korean cinema), using humor to balance the darker elements of speculative fiction, a sneak peek at Jesse’s short story in the forthcoming EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE anthology, not to mention an exciting round of Roll One Up, and more! You can find Jesse / Alex online at JesseBullington.com!

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with R. Scott Bakker

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

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Rob and Phil are joined by Jeff Salyards, author of the Bloodsounder’s Arc trilogy, and by far one of the most requested authors for the podcast. And for good reason, his novels SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER, VEIL OF THE DESERTERS, and CHAINS OF THE HERETIC have been hailed by r/Fantasy users as one the most underrated series around, and we happen to agree. Jeff drops by to chat about the series, collaborating with a publisher to create amazing cover art, the challenges of completing the series, authors taking risks professionally, the future of the Bloodsounder’s Arc universe, and what Jeff has coming up next. Find Jeff online at JeffSalyards.com, or on Twitter @JeffSalyards!

 

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine, online at LocusMag.com.

 

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Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Joe Abercromibe

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

Talking Community with r/Fantasy

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It’s a fresh episode of GTP, and this time we’re joined by Brian Staveley, author of the CHRONICLE OF THE UNHEWN THRONE trilogy, and the forthcoming prequel stand-alone novel from TOR Books, SKULLSWORN! During our interview we talk to Brian about completing his epic fantasy series, what to expect from the new novel set in the same story universe and the challenges of writing in first person, how Brian used big-ass birds to solve a common problem in fantasy fiction, Brian’s somewhat uncommon seven year path to publication, the challenges of creating sympathetic assassins, and much more – all capped off by another exciting round of the 30 Second Geek-Out! SKULLSWORN is available for pre-order on Amazon now! Find Brian online at bstaveley.wordpress.com, or on Twitter @BrianStaveley!

This episode is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine,online at LocusMag.com.

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On Twitter @GrimdarkFiction

Past episodes you should check out:

Interview with Joe Abercromibe

Evil is a Matter of Perspective with Grimdark Magazine

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Rob and Phil are joined by Jinx Strange and Renee Asher Pickup from Dirge Magazine, the premier dark culture magazine, covering counterculture arts and entertainment, lifestyle, editorials, and more! We discuss why and how Dirge got started, why they refuse to embrace clickbait journalism, how a story goes from concept to print,how their utilizing Patreon to fund their efforts, news about their forthcoming fiction imprint with author Richard Lee Byers, and what we can expect from their serial fiction feature. Head over to DirgeMag.com to check them out, and be sure to like them on PatreonFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Check out Dirge Magazine's latgest Kickstarter!

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Past episodes you should check out:

Inside Grimdark Magazine

Grim Panel: 01Publishing

Grim Panel: Extreme Horror

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We’re honored to be joined by R. Scott Bakker, author of the Prince of Nothing trilogy, and the Aspect-Emperor series, which includes his latest release THE GREAT ORDEAL. During our conversation we chat about how new readers can get acclimated to his rich and dense novels, his thoughts on the ever-controversial Grimdark sub-genre, the role playing roots of the Second Apocalypse story universe, obsessing about your writing, advice that’s got him kicked out of writing seminars, and much more. THE GREAT ORDEAL is available now in the US from The Overlook Press, and drops in the UK September 29th from Orbit. Find R. Scott Bakker online at rsbakker.wordpress.com, or on Twitter @TheDevilsChirp.

Past episodes you may also enjoy:

Interview with Steve Erikson

Interview with Joe Abercrombie Part 1 / Part 2

Interview with Grimdark Magazine

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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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New York Times best-selling author Anthony Ryan returns to chat about his new steampunk flavored epic fantasy novel THE WAKING FIRE! We talk about what readers can expect from the series set in a brand new story universe, along with a look at creating characters, crafting fantasy names, and a "blazing" edition of Roll One Up! THE WAKING FIRE is available now on Amazon! Find Anthony online at AnthonyRyan.net, or on Twitter @writer_anthony!

Listen to our first interview with Anthony!

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Past episodes you may also enjoy:

Interview with Deborah Wolf

Interview with Jon Sprunk

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In this episode we're joined by editor in chief of Grimdark Magazine Adrian Collins and fantasy author Michael R. Fletcher to discuss the new Kickstarter campaign to back a new anthology from Grimdark Magazine titled Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. We discuss what readers can expect from this killer new anthology featuring authors such as R. Scott Bakker, Courtney Schafer, Brian Stavely, and many more! We'll also talk about special editions, stretch goals, as well as an update on the latest from Michael R. Fletcher and a sneak peek of his short story that will be included in the anthology. This is a must have anthology for all fans of Grimdark, and we highly encourage listeners to share and back this project!

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Belfast author Jo Zebedee drops by The Writer's Pit to talk about her grimdark space opera series ABENDAU'S HEIR and scifi invasion novel INISH CARRAIG. We talk a wee bit about hybrid publishing, how she knocked The Force Awakens off the Amazon top seller list in the UK, how to make the most of BookBub, finding your marketing platform as an author, starting as an author at the age of 40, implementing your local surroundings into your story, incorporating dialects into your dialogue, extrapolating dialogue from plays, finding support in the different aspects of indie publishing, Irish curse words, and more! Find Jo Zebedee on Twitter @joz1812, or JoZebedee.com!
 
 
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Music by Michael R. Fletcher

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