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. ... Cover illustration by Vernon Tossey. ... [Fiction]..

$14.63

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]..

$25.75

Anderson, Poul -  Planet of No Return   (Also released as: Question and Answer.)    ( Bound with Andre Norton (Star Guard).)

Anderson, Poul - Planet of No Return (Also released as: Question and Answer.) ( Bound with Andre Norton (Star Guard).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1957].(D-199) (Trivial spine and cover creases; there is also some trivial separating at the spine ends. Pages browning but clean, tight..

$15.00

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..

$15.98

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]..

$10.30

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..

$15.00

Bayless, Raymond - The Enigma of the Poltergeist

Bayless, Raymond - The Enigma of the Poltergeist

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1968].(H-68) (Cover creases.) , by Raymond Bayless. ... [Occult and Paranormal, Ghosts, Parapsychology, Poltergeists]..

$15.00

Bender Jr., William -  Tokyo Intrigue

Bender Jr., William - Tokyo Intrigue

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Ace [1957], 1st thus.(S-198) , by William Bender Jr.. ... [Suspense Thriller]..

$14.99

Bishop, Sheila - The Quick Brown Fox

Bishop, Sheila - The Quick Brown Fox

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Ace 1973, 1st thus.(69800) (Previous owner's initials.) , by Sheila Bishop. ... [Romance]..

$23.91

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 -  Beware the Night

Blackmore, Jane - Beware the Night

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1967.(K-303) (Edgewear.) , by Jane Blackmore. ... [Gothic]..

$10.30

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

Brackett, Leigh - The Galactic Breed   (Also released as: The Starmen; & as: The Starmen of Llyrdis.)    ( Bound with Robert Moore Williams (Conquest of the Space Sea).)

Brackett, Leigh - The Galactic Breed (Also released as: The Starmen; & as: The Starmen of Llyrdis.) ( Bound with Robert Moore Williams (Conquest of the Space Sea).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Ace [1955], 1st thus.(D-99) (Trivial cover creases, one inch tear along the spine. Pages browning, but clean, tight and square.) , by Le..

$15.96

Bradley, Marion Zimmer -  Falcons of Narabedla   ( Bound with Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Dark Intruder and Other Stories).)

Bradley, Marion Zimmer - Falcons of Narabedla ( Bound with Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Dark Intruder and Other Stories).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1964].(F-273) (Clean, tight, and square.) , by Marion Zimmer Bradley. ... Bound with Marion Zimmer Bradley (The Dark Intruder and Othe..

$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 - 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. ..

$15.98

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. .....

$15.98

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. ... Cover illustration by Paul Rade..

$18.98

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]..

$13.91

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..

$19.19

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