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.



West, Tom -  Lost Loot of Kittycat Ranch   ( Bound with Lin Searles (Saddle the Wind).)

West, Tom - Lost Loot of Kittycat Ranch ( Bound with Lin Searles (Saddle the Wind).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1965].(M-134) , by Tom West. ... Bound with Lin Searles (Saddle the Wind). ... [Western]..

$15.00

West, Tom - The Phantom Pistoleer   ( Bound with Giles A. Lutz (The Challenger).)

West, Tom - The Phantom Pistoleer ( Bound with Giles A. Lutz (The Challenger).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1973].(10665) (Cover creases, edgeworn. Sticker ghost. Previous owner's name.) , by Tom West. ... Bound with Giles A. Lutz (The Chal..

$15.00

White, James - The Secret Visitors   ( Bound with Robert Silverberg (Master of Life and Death).)

White, James - The Secret Visitors ( Bound with Robert Silverberg (Master of Life and Death).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1957].(D-237) (Light spine and cover creases. A few pages misaligned.) , by James White. ... Bound with Robert Silverberg (Master of ..

$20.00

Whitney, Walter -  Take It Out in Trade

Whitney, Walter - Take It Out in Trade

Mass market paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1957], 1st thus.(D-229) (Quite worn. Spine and cover creases. Spine repaired with clear tape. Previous owner's initials.) , by Walter ..

$10.52

Whittington, Harry -  One Got Away   ( Bound with Cleve F. Adams (Shady Lady).)

Whittington, Harry - One Got Away ( Bound with Cleve F. Adams (Shady Lady).)

Double paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1955].(D-115) (Spine and cover creases; there is some separating at the spine ends.) , by Harry Whittington. ... Bound with Cleve F. Adams..

$69.95

Whittington, Harry - The Doomsday Affair

Whittington, Harry - The Doomsday Affair

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], [1st] edition.(G-560) (Cover creases.) , by Harry Whittington. ... TV tie-in. ... Series: Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2. ..

$15.00

Williams, Robert Moore -  King of the Fourth Planet   ( Bound with Charles V. de Vet (Cosmic Checkmate).)

Williams, Robert Moore - King of the Fourth Planet ( Bound with Charles V. de Vet (Cosmic Checkmate).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1962], 1st thus.(F-149) (Light spine and cover creases, foxing to inside covers.) , by Robert Moore Williams. ... Bound with Charles V..

$15.00

Williams, Robert Moore -  King of the Fourth Planet   ( Bound with Charles V. Devet (Cosmic Checkmate).)

Williams, Robert Moore - King of the Fourth Planet ( Bound with Charles V. Devet (Cosmic Checkmate).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1962], 1st thus.(F-149) (Light spine and cover creases.) , by Robert Moore Williams. ... Bound with Charles V. Devet (Cosmic Checkmate..

$15.00

Williams, Robert Moore -  To the End of Time and Other Stories   ( Bound with Robert Moore Williams (World of the Masterminds).)

Williams, Robert Moore - To the End of Time and Other Stories ( Bound with Robert Moore Williams (World of the Masterminds).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1960].(D-427) , by Robert Moore Williams. ... Includes Homeward Bound, Like Alarm Bells Ringing, When the Spoilers Came & Where Tall To..

$15.00

Williams, Robert Moore - The Second Atlantis

Williams, Robert Moore - The Second Atlantis

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], 1st edition.(F-335) (Light cover creases.) , by Robert Moore Williams. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow. .....

$10.00

Williamson, Jack - The Trial of Terra

Williamson, Jack - The Trial of Terra

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1962], 1st thus.(D-555) (Previous bookseller's stamps.) , by Jack Williamson. ... [Science Fiction]..

$10.00

Wilson, Richard -  And Then the Town Took Off   ( Bound with Andre Norton (The Sioux Spaceman).)

Wilson, Richard - And Then the Town Took Off ( Bound with Andre Norton (The Sioux Spaceman).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1960].(D-437) , by Richard Wilson. ... Bound with Andre Norton (The Sioux Spaceman). ... [Science Fiction]..

$20.00

Wollheim, Donald A.(editor)  -  Ace Science Fiction Reader

Wollheim, Donald A.(editor) - Ace Science Fiction Reader

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1971].(00275) , by Donald A. Wollheim. ... Cover illustration by Jack Gaughan, John Schoenherr. Contributors include Samuel R. Del..

$15.00

Wollheim, Donald A.(editor)  - The Hidden Planet

Wollheim, Donald A.(editor) - The Hidden Planet

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1959], 1st edition.(D-354) (Cover creases.) , by Donald A. Wollheim. ... Cover illustration by Ed Emsh. Contributors inc..

$10.00

Wright, Lan - The Pictures of Pavanne   ( Bound with Ellen Wobig (The Youth Monopoly).)

Wright, Lan - The Pictures of Pavanne ( Bound with Ellen Wobig (The Youth Monopoly).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1968].(H-48) (Some light cover creasing. Bit of edgewear with color loss to spine.) , by Lan Wright. ... Bound with Ellen Wobig (The ..

$15.00

Zelazny, Roger -  This Immortal

Zelazny, Roger - This Immortal

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1970.(80691) (Original cover price blacked out.) , by Roger Zelazny. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow. ... [Science Fiction]..

$12.00

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