Author Page: Alex Acks

Alex Acks is an award-winning writer, Book Riot contributor, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. Angry Robot Books has published their novels HUNGER MAKES THE WOLF (winner of the 2017 Kitschies Golden Tentacle award) and BLOOD BINDS THE PACK under the pen name Alex Wells. A collection of their steampunk novellas, MURDER ON THE TITANIA AND OTHER STEAM-POWERED ADVENTURES, is available Queen of Swords Press. They’ve had short fiction in, Strange Horizons, Giganotosaurus, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and more, and written movie reviews for Strange Horizons and Mothership Zeta. They’ve also written several episodes of Six to Start’s Superhero Workout game and races for their RaceLink project. Alex lives in Denver (where they bicycle, drink tea, and twirl their ever-so-dapper mustache) with their two furry little bastards. For more information, see

Shimmer stories:

  • List of Items Found in Leather Valise on Welby Crescent, Issue 19
  • .subroutine:all///end, Issue 31
  • Spirit Tasting List for Ridley House, April 2016, Issue 34
  • 40 Facts About the Strip Mall at the Corner of Never and Was, Issue 46

Alex writing as Alex Wells: Hunger Makes the Wolf from Angry Robot:

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