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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:

Solidarity Forever Reading List: Labor History

Books on the history of American labor.

The Hugo Report: Finalists 2017

How changes to the nominating rules for the Hugo awards shook out this year.

Speculative Fiction on Tap: Pairing Beer and Books

Excellent sci-fi and fantasy reads, and the beers you should drink while you read them.

The Hollow Woman: Female Characters in Science Fiction

A call for more rich female characters with their own motivations and backstories in sci-fi.

My Glorious Return to the Library

One Rioter on returning to the library after a too-long hiatus.

Books as Self Defense

Books you can use as self defense, from Ayn Rand to the dictionary.

I Want the Longest Audiobook You Have.

A Rioter with a new job that keeps her in the car requests your long audiobook recs!

7 First Contact Novels

Science-fiction novels about humanity's first contact with aliens.

Talking to Writers at Parties

A guide to talking to writers at parties and the key phrase everyone loves to hear.

What’s Being Done To Fix the Hugo Awards

An insider look at what's being done to defend the Hugo awards from regressive gaming by racist and sexist groups.