Dark fantasy is more popular than ever. Game of Thrones is rocking our TV sets. Tons of authors have moved to the genre. We're obsessed with bloody tales of morally gray people and supernatural forces. But where does dark fantasy come from? And how did it become so huge? Here's a brief history of dark fantasy's…
We can't get enough of dark re-imaginings of fairy tales. That's why we've already seen a mean version of Red Riding Hood, will soon see Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and why this fall NBC is airing a police procedural (Grimm) based on fairy tales.
Bar None by Tim Lebbon (Night Shade Press, 2009) is a dark post-apocalyptic fantasy with a creepy numinous beauty and really good beer. End of the world, everybody, last orders if you please.