Hunger Makes the Wolf – my debut novel from Angry Robot (written under the pen name Alex Wells).
The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRift Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there ten years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and quickly became a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves.
Ten years later, she discovers that the body of Nick’s brother out in the dunes. Worse, his daughter is missing, taken by shady beings called the Weathermen. But there are greater mysteries to be discovered – both about Hob and the strange planet she calls home.
“Reading Hunger Makes the Wolf, I found myself wistfully contemplating how visually amazing it could be translated to either the big or the small screen. It’s a science fiction Western thriller, and it is great, and I’m really, intensely, eagerly looking forward to the sequel.” – Tor.com
“Tanegawa’s World may be a desolate and uninviting terrain, but it provides fertile ground for the characters,who truly blossom on the page. I am more than ready to ride sidecar for Hob Ravini’s next adventure.” – B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog
“Let’s just get this out there — this is a very cool novel.” – The Irresponsible Reader
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War is coming to Hob Ravani’s world. The company that holds it in monopoly, TransRift Inc, has at last found what they’re looking for–the source of the power that enables their Weathermen to rip holes in space and time, allowing the interstellar travel all of human society now takes for granted. And they will mine every last grain of it from Tanegawa’s World no matter the cost.
Since Hob Ravani used her witchy powers to pull a massive train job and destroy TransRift Inc’s control on this part of the planet, the Ghost Wolves aren’t just outlaws, they’re the resistance. Mag’s miner collective grows restless as TransRift pushes them ever harder to strip the world of its strange, blue mineral. Now Shige Rollins has returned with a new charge–Mr Yellow, the most advanced model of Weatherman, infused with the recovered mineral samples and made into something stranger, stronger, and deadlier than before. And Mr Yellow is very, very hungry.
No Sh!t, There I Was (kindle edition here) is an anthology I edited of speculative fiction stories, from the sublime to ridiculous to horrifying, all with one sentence in common. If you want to know more about the project, I wrote a series of blog posts while I was putting it together!
(as Alex Wells)
(as Alex Acks)
- Past the Black Where Call the Horns in KZine issue #19
- Comfort Food in Haunted Futures: Tomorrow is Coming
- Once Upon a Time There Was a Xurit Named Xcanda from Humans Wanted
- Six More Miles in Giganotosaurus (3/1/17)
(as Rachael Acks)
- Spirit Tasting List for Ridley House, April 2016 from Shimmer
- The Long Game from Kaleidotrope
- .subroutine:all///end in Shimmer #31
- Silver Fish from Lakeside Circus (locally hosted copy here)
- Fire in the Belly from Mothership Zeta (1/31/16)
- Superhero, With Crooked Nails in Protectors 2: Heroes: Stories to Benefit PROTECT
- A Brief Memo From Your Amygdala, Re: the Horror Movie We Have Just Seen from Daily Science Fiction (8/4/15)
- Only a Crack in a Black Glass Wall in Welcome to the Future
- They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain from Lightspeed Magazine (Payment was donated to UNICEF UK.) (12/1/14)
- Asleep in Zandalar from Abyss and Apex (6/30/14)
- List of Items in Leather Valise Found on Welby Crescent from Shimmer #19 [Amazon]
- What Purpose a Heart from Scigentasy (5/3/14)
- The Heart-Beat Escapement from Crossed Genres (4/1/14) and a little bonus material
- Perfect Blue, Scorched Black from Perihelion (2/12/14)
- A World of Speculation from Lakeside Circus (2/8/14)
- And Still Champion from The Lorelei Signal (January 2014)
- Black Smoker Hero from SQ Mag (January 2014) – 2nd place in the 2013 Story Quest Short Story Contest!
- Significant Figures from Strange Horizons (12/16/13) –and a podcast version! (Lois Tilton called it “a very silly piece.” :D) Reprinted in Buzzy Mag with cute illustration!
- Stranger from Silver Blade Magazine
- Breaking Orbit from Daily Science Fiction (07/23/13)
- Samsara in Waylines issue #4
- Comes the Huntsman in Strange Horizons (Explanatory blog post here. Payment was donated to UNICEF.) Voted #1 short story in the 2012 Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll! Now (7/23/14) a podcast!
- Entangled in Specutopia Issue One (July 2012)
- The Jade Tiger in Penumbra and The Best of Penumbra Year One
- Transportation in Anotherealm
- The Book of Autumn in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #49 [Amazon]
- The Falling Star in the Aurora Wolf New Fairy Tales Anthology
- Superhero Workout game from Six to Start (six episodes)
Fun Blog Nonsense
- Midnight Baking
- Utar the Radish Farmer
- The Last Lighthouse
- INFECTION (A Captain Ramos/Machine of Death story)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A New Hope (Mothership Zeta Issue 2)
- Turbo Kid: Why this BMX Blood Sparkle Unicorn Apocalypse will Blow your Mind (Mothership Zeta Issue 1)
- Ex Machina (Strange Horizons)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (Strange Horizons)
- Jupiter Ascending (Strange Horizons)
- The Zero Theorem (Strange Horizons)
- All movie-related personal blog nonsense can be found under the Movie category
- 9 Space Magic Books for Fans of the Destiny Games (Book Riot)
- Reasons I didn’t finish the book you loaned me (Book Riot)
- Tolkien’s Map and the Perplexing River Systems of Middle Earth (Tor.com)
- Tolkien’s Map and the Messed Up Mountains of Middle Earth (Tor.com)
- Speculative Fiction on Tap: Revenge of the SF (Book Riot)
- Hugo Awards 2017: The Wonkening (Book Riot)
- 7 Ways to Support Your Favorite Authors (Book Riot)
- Choose a Better Chosen One (Book Riot)
- How Deadlines Put My Reading Habits into Overdrive (Book Riot)
- Star Wars: Still Disappointingly Heterosexual (Book Riot)
- What the World of The Hunger Games Teaches Us About Global Warming (Tor.com)
- Arrakis, Tatooine, and the Science of Desert Planets (Tor.com)
- Keep Your @ to Yourself (Book Riot)
- Solidarity Reading List (Book Riot)
- The Hugo Report: Finalists 2017 (Book Riot)
- SFF On Tap: Pairing Books and Beers (Book Riot) (part 1 of potentially… more than one)
- The Hollow Woman: Female Characters in Science Fiction (Book Riot)
- My Glorious Return to the Library (Book Riot)
- Books as Self Defense (Book Riot)
- I Want the Longest Audiobook You have (Book Riot)
- Seven First Contact Novels (Book Riot)
- Buy, Borrow, Bypass: “Great Literature” I Hated in High School (Book Riot)
- Talking to Writers at Parties (Book Riot)
- What’s Being Done to Fix the Hugos (Book Riot)
- No Judgment Zone: Tie-in Edition (Book Riot)
- Unicorns and Swords: Nostalgia Reading (Book Riot)
- Books to Read at the Poké Stop (Book Riot)
- An Open Letter to a Novel I Was Certain I’d Love (and Didn’t) (Book Riot)
- Why Field Geologist Should Always Carry a Paperback (Book Riot)
- The 7 Stages of Hate Reading (Book Riot)
- Writing Professionals: Geologists (SFWA Bulletin #207)
- Nominees: Best Novella (SFWA Bulletin #204, 2014 Nebula issue)