Ace

Ace Books was started by A. A. Wyn, a publisher of pulps and hardcovers.  The company is most famous for its line of Ace Doubles, and the Ace Science Fiction Specials.  They are responsible for rescuing many good novels from pulp obscurity.

With the death of Mr. Wyn in 1967, the line foundered a bit, and was then sold to Charter Communications in 1970.  Charter foundered and sold Ace to Grosset & Dunlap in 1972, and their other imprints in 1976 (such as Charter Books).  Grosset & Dunlap also used the imprint Tempo, often combining Ace with these two, so there are Ace Charter books and Ace Tempo books, as well as Charter and Tempo books without the word Ace on them.

Grosset & Dunlap was purchased by the G. P. Putnam's Sons in 1982, and in 1996, Penguin Group (USA) bought the Putnam Berkley Group, and still own it today.

Throughout all of these ownership changes, Ace remained the primary science fiction imprint.

Among its many famous editors, Donald A. Wollheim went on the create DAW Books, Tom Doherty went on to create Tor Books, and James Baen, who had moved from Ace to Tor, went on to create Baen Books.  Among its other successful editors was Terry Carr who worked at Ace from 1964 and 1971, and later again as a free-lancer.  Carr is notable for editing the Ace Science Fiction Specials.



Adler, Edward -  Living It Up

Adler, Edward - Living It Up

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Ace [1955].(S-114) , by Edward Adler. ... [Fiction]..

$15.00

Albrand, Martha   (Pseudonym of Heidi Huberta Freybe Loewengard.)  -  Meet Me Tonight

Albrand, Martha (Pseudonym of Heidi Huberta Freybe Loewengard.) - Meet Me Tonight

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965].(G-542) (Edgewear, faint cover creases.) , by Martha Albrand. Pseudonym of Heidi Huberta Freybe Loewengard. ... [Mystery]..

$10.00

Armstrong, Charlotte   (Pseudonym of Charlotte Armstrong Lewi.)  - The One-Faced Girl

Armstrong, Charlotte (Pseudonym of Charlotte Armstrong Lewi.) - The One-Faced Girl

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1971.(629378) (Some sunning along left edge of cover.) , by Charlotte Armstrong. Pseudonym of Charlotte Armstrong Lewi. ... Include..

$19.00

Ashe, Gordon   (Pseudonym of John Creasey.)  -  You've Bet Your Life   (Also released as: No Need to Die; & as: No Need to Die (as by John Creasey).)    ( Bound with Robert Chavis (The Terror Package).)

Ashe, Gordon (Pseudonym of John Creasey.) - You've Bet Your Life (Also released as: No Need to Die; & as: No Need to Die (as by John Creasey).) ( Bound with Robert Chavis (The Terror Package).)

Double paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1957].(D-221) (Spine and cover creases; there is some separating at the spine ends, pages skewed.) , by Gordon Ashe. Pseudonym of John Creas..

$20.00

Asprin, Robert Lynn -  M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link

Asprin, Robert Lynn - M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1988, 1st thus.(0-441-55277-3) , by Robert Lynn Asprin. ... [Fantasy]..

$10.00

Aveline, Claude   (Pseudonym of Augene Avtsin.)  - The Passenger on the U

Aveline, Claude (Pseudonym of Augene Avtsin.) - The Passenger on the U

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1968.(65225) (A beautiful copy: clean, square, and tight; looks unread, with all pages intact and unmarked. Minor edgewear or shelfwe..

$18.00

Bellamann, Henry -  Victoria Grandolet

Bellamann, Henry - Victoria Grandolet

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1967.(K-187) (A beautiful copy: clean, square, and tight; looks unread, with all pages intact and unmarked. Minor edgewear or shelfwe..

$18.00

Bishop, William Arthur -  Winged Warfare

Bishop, William Arthur - Winged Warfare

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1968], 1st thus.(A-24) (Tiny corner crease.) , by William Arthur Bishop. ... [Military History, Autobiography, Canadiana, Fighter ..

$15.00

Blackmore, Jane -  Ravenden

Blackmore, Jane - Ravenden

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1977, 1st thus.(70550) (Previous bookseller's stamp. Corner crease.) , by Jane Blackmore. ... [Mystery]..

$15.00

Blackmore, Jane - The Cresselly Inheritance

Blackmore, Jane - The Cresselly Inheritance

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1974, 1st thus.(12170) (Remainder punch, reading crease. Sticker residue.) , by Jane Blackmore. ... [Gothic]..

$10.00

Boyett, Steven R. - The Architect of Sleep

Boyett, Steven R. - The Architect of Sleep

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1986, 1st edition.(0-441-02905-1) (Light edgewear.) , by Steven R. Boyett. ... [Fantasy]..

$15.00

Bradley, Marion Zimmer -  Seven from the Stars   ( Bound with Keith Laumer (Worlds of the Imperium).)

Bradley, Marion Zimmer - Seven from the Stars ( Bound with Keith Laumer (Worlds of the Imperium).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1962].(F-127) (Slight edgewear.) , by Marion Zimmer Bradley. ... Bound with Keith Laumer (Worlds of the Imperium). ... [Science Fictio..

$15.00

Bradley, Marion Zimmer -  Star of Danger

Bradley, Marion Zimmer - Star of Danger

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], [1st] edition.(F-350) , by Marion Zimmer Bradley. ... Cover illustration by Jack Gaughan. ... Series: Darkover. ....

$10.00

Bradley, Marion Zimmer - The Door Through Space   ( Bound with A. Bertram Chandler (Rendezvous on a Lost World).)

Bradley, Marion Zimmer - The Door Through Space ( Bound with A. Bertram Chandler (Rendezvous on a Lost World).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Ace [1961].(F-117) (Original cover price scratched out. There is some separating at the base of the spine.) , by Marion Zimmer Bradley. ..

$15.00

Brett, Mike -  Scream Street   ( Bound with John Creighton (Strangehold).)

Brett, Mike - Scream Street ( Bound with John Creighton (Strangehold).)

Double paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1959].(D-333) (Spine and cover creases; there is some separating at the spine ends, tiny piece of one corner missing.) , by Mike Brett. .....

$20.00

Brett, Mike - The Guilty Bystander   ( Bound with J. Harvey Bond (Kill Me with Kindness).)

Brett, Mike - The Guilty Bystander ( Bound with J. Harvey Bond (Kill Me with Kindness).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1959].(D-349) (Would be near fine if not for one signature being slighly sprung.) , by Mike Brett. ... Bound with J. Harvey Bond (Kill..

$20.00

Browne, Dik -  Hagar the Horrible: Animal Haus

Browne, Dik - Hagar the Horrible: Animal Haus

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace Tempo 1982, 1st edition.(0-448-17012-4) , by Dik Browne. ... [Cartoons]..

$10.00

Brunner, John - The Traveler in Black

Brunner, John - The Traveler in Black

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1971, 1st edition.(82210) , by John Brunner. ... Cover illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon. Includes Break the Door of He..

$15.00

Buckingham, Nancy   (Joint pseudonym of John Sawyer, and Nancy Buckingham Sawyer.)  - The Hour Before Moonrise   (Also released as: Victim of Love.)

Buckingham, Nancy (Joint pseudonym of John Sawyer, and Nancy Buckingham Sawyer.) - The Hour Before Moonrise (Also released as: Victim of Love.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1967].(K-286) (A beautiful copy: clean, square, and tight; looks unread, with all pages intact and unmarked. Minor edgewear or shelf..

$15.00

Bulmer, Kenneth -  Beyond the Silver Sky   ( Bound with John Brunner (Meeting at Infinity).)

Bulmer, Kenneth - Beyond the Silver Sky ( Bound with John Brunner (Meeting at Infinity).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1961].(D-507) , by Kenneth Bulmer. ... Bound with John Brunner (Meeting at Infinity). ... [Science Fiction]..

$20.00

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