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Alex Acks

Alex Acks is a writer, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. They've written for Six to Start and been published in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Shimmer, Daily Science Fiction, and more. Alex lives in Denver with their two furry little bastards, where they twirl their mustache, watch movies, and bike. Twitter: @katsudonburi Website: katsudon.net

6 SFF Books With Genderfluid Characters

Celebrate Pride with science fiction and fantasy reads! We've rounded up some out of this world SFF books with genderfluid characters.

8 Queer SFF Romantic Reads

Want some queer romantic storylines? How about some SFF? Then prep your heart to soar into other worlds with these queer SFF romantic books.

6 Great SFF Heist Novels

Find action, adventure, and complicated plots in these SFF heist novels, including The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

8 Takes on a Fantasy of Manners

Where there's a magical world with social stratification and an upper class with strict rules, there's room for a fantasy of manners!

Science Fiction and Fantasy by Palestinian Authors

A spotlight on science fiction and fantasy by Palestinian authors, from short fiction to unsettling novels exploring loneliness and erasure, including The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem translated by Sinan Antoon.

Purrfectly Fantastic: 8 of the Best Cats in Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

How about we just talk about some SFF books that have cats in them, like Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes? Because I love cats, and cats are good. Even when they’re bad.

5 Recent and Upcoming SFF Books By Trans and Nonbinary Authors

Explore a selection of some excellent recent and upcoming SFF books by trans and nonbinary authors that you won’t want to miss, including The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davies.

5 SFF Books About the Positive Power of Anger

In fiction, anger is usually a force that destroys. In these stories, including The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, 6anger is positive, acting as a rocket fuel for change.

The Last Game of Thrones Explainer You Will Ever Need

Need Game of Thrones explained? No problem! This reader who's never watched the show or the read the books explains it all.

The Best C.J. Cherryh Books: 8 Books to Get You Started

C.J. Cherryh books can be a bit intimidating to get started with--she's written over 80! Here's some entry points to aim yourself at.