Alex Acks / Alex Wells

Alex Acks / Alex Wells

Alex Acks is an award-winning writer, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. Angry Robot Books has published their novels HUNGER MAKES THE WOLF (winner of the Kitschies Golden Tentacle award) and BLOOD BINDS THE PACK under the pen name Alex Wells. They’ve had short fiction in Strange Horizons, Crossed Genres, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and more, and written movie reviews for Strange Horizons and Mothership Zeta. They’ve also written several episodes of Six to Start’s Superhero Workout game. Alex lives in Denver (where they bicycle, drink tea, and twirl their ever-so-dapper mustache) with their two furry little bastards.


Hunger Makes the Wolf and Blood Binds the Pack (Angry Robot Books)

Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered adventures (Queen of Swords Press)

Angel of the Blockade (, novelette)

Siren (Sword & Sonnet anthology)

Past the Black where Call the Horns (KZine #19)

Comfort Food (Haunted Futures anthology)

Once Upon a Time There Was a Xurit Named Xcanda (Humans Wanted anthology)

Six More Miles (Giganotosaurus)

For 20+ more short stories, see website

Awards and Memberships

Member of SFWA

Winner of the 2018 Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award for HUNGER MAKES THE WOLF

Best SciFi/Fantasy Screenplay at 2nd Annual Chicago Genre Screenplay Competition for STORMCROWS

Related Experience

First short story publication in 2010

Currently publishing traditionally and in small press (Agent: DongWon Song

UCLA Screenwriting Certificate

Scripts written for Six to Start's Superhero Workout Game and Racelink

MS in Geology from CU Boulder, experience in petroleum and construction industries

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