Alex Acks

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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 from Queen of Swords Press. They’ve had short fiction in, Strange Horizons, Giganotosaurus, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed and more, and are a regular contributor at Book Riot. 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






Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures2019 Colorado Book Awards Finalist

Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures2020 MIPA Midwest Book Awards Finalist


Listen to Alex read an excerpt from Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures: