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:

25 Of The Best Sci-Fi Audiobooks to Listen to in 2019

This list of best sci-fi audiobooks take you from the alternate past to the far future, from hard science to bananapants space opera to science fantasy.

Speculative Fiction on Tap: Romance Takeover Edition

Mix it up with good microbrews and good romance—mixed liberally with fantasy alongside a couple straight-up recent romance favorites too.

Pictures Worth a Thousand Nightmares

Were you terrified when you encountered the original illustrations in SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK? Commiserate with this reader.

Little, Brown to Publish Transphobic Novel That Erases Historical Trans Man

"Dr. Barry's case is perhaps one of the most unambiguous we can point to in finding trans stories before the 20th century, and to have that attacked is hurtful, infuriating, and frankly exhausting."

From Audio to Paper: Deciphering Heard Words On The Page

An audiobook reader on the tricky business of deciphering names and words on the page in the jump from audiobooks to physical books.

Speculative Fiction on Tap: Winter Books, Winter Beer

This winter, curl up with a fantastic work of speculative fiction and trade in your hot chocolate for a perfectly-matched beer.

One-Nighter Reads

The Best Fantasy Short Stories and Where to Find Them

The Weird Libertarian Trojan Horse That is the Little House Books

It all makes sense when you learn a bit about Rose Wilder Lane, who edited her mother's books and was also one of the founders of the American Libertarian Movement.

10 Great Underwater Sci-Fi and Fantasy Works

Take a deep breath and dive into these imaginative underwater sci-fi and fantasy books and stories told through other forms of media.