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:

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.

5 Books Over 500 Pages That Are Well Worth Your Time

Sometimes when you lace up to climb the steep slope of page count mountain, you find yourself flying instead. Dig into these 5 books over 500 pages.

All Issues of FIYAH Literary Magazine Removed from Goodreads

FIYAH literary magazine has been deleted from Goodreads. Here's a recap of what happened, and Goodreads' response, when a reader asked for an explanation.

WorldCon 76 Report: Hugo Awards, Lodestars, and MAGA Hats

Get a rundown of what happened at this year's World Science Fiction Convention, from Hugo process news to alt-right protesters.

Overdrive vs Libby: Which Will Serve You Best?

12 Books to Pierce the Filter Bubble

Much is made of how progressives need to try to understand Trump voters, but what about the other way around? Here are books to help.