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Rachael Acks is a writer, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. In addition to her steampunk novella series, she’s had short stories in Strange Horizons, Waylines, Daily Science Fiction, Penumbra, and more. She’s an active member of SFWA, the Northern Colorado Writer’s Workshop, and Codex.

She loves movies, nerdy things, cats, and writing, and blogs about all of those and more whenever the mood strikes. When things get too exciting, she makes a cup of tea and then picks heavy things up and puts them back down again in a controlled fashion, because that’s just the sort of person she is.

Rachael is also a working scientist, and it should be understood that any and all opinions on this website are hers alone and reflect in no way upon her employer.

Rachael lives in Houston (where she bicycles, drinks tea, and twirls her ever so dapper mustache) with her two furry little bastards cats.


10 thoughts on “Home

  1. Reply Bianca T. Sep 12,2013 17:31

    Firstly, HA! FIrst post! Secondly, I’ve been following the Acherontia series for YEARS. Since just after they were released. It’s the only fic title I remember from all the ones I’ve read, and I’ve come back and read the entirety of the series more times than I care to admit. You are an AMAZING writer, and now I find you’re a Geologist too!? Dude. Your coolness factor can’t go any higher. <3 Lots of love from a long time GW fan (and fellow envrionmental nerd).


    • Reply Rachael Sep 12,2013 17:43

      Glad you still like the fic! I’m still fond of it too. I hope you’ll like my original writing as much if you give it a try. ;) Welcome and hello!

      • Reply Bianca T. Sep 12,2013 19:50

        Oh I fully plan on reading your original works as well. If they’re written HALF as well as the GW series, they’ll be a JOY to read. :3 (She says as she just finished Anax for the upteenth time, lol)

  2. Reply Stuart Feb 5,2014 11:46


    Just discovered Strange Horizons and read Significant Figures. It was BRILLIANT! I then found Samsara at Waylines. You are one hell of a writer!

  3. Reply Dr. Scott Jul 14,2014 14:31

    I’d just like to sincerely thank you for your brave review of the latest Tranformers piece of eye poo. Your selfless sacrifice of 47 hours of your life has now made it possible for me to further abuse my young transfiend-friend endlessly.
    As you travel forward please know your sacrifice has not been in vain.
    Hail Hydra.

  4. Reply tiedyeguy Jan 8,2015 14:38

    Just wanted to say thanks for They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain on Lightspeed, I enjoyed it thoroughly! Thanks!

  5. Reply tiedyeguy Jan 8,2015 14:39

    Just wanted to say thanks for They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain on Lightspeed. I enjoyed it thoroughly! Thanks!

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