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.



Cooper, Edmund -  Gender Genocide   (Also released as: Who Needs Men?)

Cooper, Edmund - Gender Genocide (Also released as: Who Needs Men?)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1973, 1st thus.(27905) (A beautiful copy: clean, square, and tight; looks unread, with all pages intact and unmarked. Minor edgewear ..

$15.00

Cooper, John C.   (Pseudonym of John Croydon.)  - The Haunted Strangler   (Also released as: The Grip of the Strangler.)

Cooper, John C. (Pseudonym of John Croydon.) - The Haunted Strangler (Also released as: The Grip of the Strangler.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1959].(D-359) (Spine and cover creases, there is some separating at the base of the spine. Although stamped 'Discard' on an interior page..

$29.00

Cord, Barry - The Masked Gun   ( Bound with Tom West (Gallows Gulch).)

Cord, Barry - The Masked Gun ( Bound with Tom West (Gallows Gulch).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1963].(F-250) , by Barry Cord. ... Bound with Tom West (Gallows Gulch). ... [Western]..

$15.00

Cowen, Frances - The Hounds of Carvello

Cowen, Frances - The Hounds of Carvello

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1974, reprint.(34356) , by Frances Cowen. ... [Mystery]..

$16.00

Creighton, John   (Pseudonym of Joseph L. Chadwick.)  -  Evil Is the Night   ( Bound with Robert A. Levey (Dictators Die Hard).)

Creighton, John (Pseudonym of Joseph L. Chadwick.) - Evil Is the Night ( Bound with Robert A. Levey (Dictators Die Hard).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Ace [1959].(D-393) (There is some separating at the spine ends.) , by John Creighton. Pseudonym of Joseph L. Chadwick. ... Bound with R..

$15.00

Cummings, Ray -  Beyond the Stars

Cummings, Ray - Beyond the Stars

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1963], 1st thus.(F-248) (Reading crease.) , by Ray Cummings. ... Cover illustration by Jack Gaughan. ... [Science Fantasy]..

$10.00

Cummings, Ray -  Beyond the Stars

Cummings, Ray - Beyond the Stars

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1963], 1st thus.(F-248) (Reading crease.) , by Ray Cummings. ... Cover illustration by Jack Gaughan. ... [Science Fantasy]..

$10.00

Cummings, Ray -  Tama of the Light Country

Cummings, Ray - Tama of the Light Country

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], [1st] edition.(F-363) , by Ray Cummings. ... Cover illustration by Jerome Podwil. ... [Science Fantasy]..

$10.00

Cummings, Ray -  Tama, Princess of Mercury

Cummings, Ray - Tama, Princess of Mercury

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1966], [1st] edition.(F-406) , by Ray Cummings. ... Cover illustration by Jerome Podwil. ... [Science Fantasy]..

$10.00

Cummings, Ray -  Wandl the Invader   ( Bound with Keith Woodcott (I Speak for Earth).)

Cummings, Ray - Wandl the Invader ( Bound with Keith Woodcott (I Speak for Earth).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1961], [1st] thus.(D-497) , by Ray Cummings. ... Bound with Keith Woodcott (I Speak for Earth). ... [Science Fantasy]..

$15.00

Cummings, Ray -  Wandl the Invader   ( Bound with Keith Woodcott (I Speak for Earth).)

Cummings, Ray - Wandl the Invader ( Bound with Keith Woodcott (I Speak for Earth).)

Double paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1961], [1st] thus.(D-497) (There is some separating at the spine ends.) , by Ray Cummings. ... Bound with Keith Woodcott (I Speak for Earth..

$15.00

Cummings, Ray - A Brand New World

Cummings, Ray - A Brand New World

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1964], 1st thus.(F-313) , by Ray Cummings. ... [Science Fantasy]..

$10.00

Cummings, Ray - A Brand New World

Cummings, Ray - A Brand New World

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1964], 1st thus.(F-313) (Several vertical rub marks.) , by Ray Cummings. ... [Science Fantasy]..

$15.00

Dahl, Robert -  Breakdown

Dahl, Robert - Breakdown

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1961.(K-126) , by Robert Dahl. ... [Insanity]..

$20.00

Davidson, Avram -  What Strange Stars and Skies

Davidson, Avram - What Strange Stars and Skies

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1965], 1st thus.(F-330) (A beautiful copy: clean, square, and tight; looks unread, with all pages intact and unmarked. Minor edgewea..

$15.00

Davies, Fredric   (Joint pseudonym of Ron Ellik, and Fredric Langley.)  - The Cross of Gold Affair

Davies, Fredric (Joint pseudonym of Ron Ellik, and Fredric Langley.) - The Cross of Gold Affair

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1968], 1st thus.(G-689) , by Fredric Davies. ... TV tie-in. Joint pseudonym of Ron Ellik, and Fredric Langley. ... Series: Man From..

$15.00

de Camp, L. Sprague -  Rogue Queen

de Camp, L. Sprague - Rogue Queen

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], [1st] thus.(F-333) , by L. Sprague de Camp. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow. ... [Science Fiction]..

$10.00

Delany, Samuel R. - The Towers of Toron   ( Bound with Robert Moore Williams (The Lunar Eye).)

Delany, Samuel R. - The Towers of Toron ( Bound with Robert Moore Williams (The Lunar Eye).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1964].(F-261) , by Samuel R. Delany. ... Bound with Robert Moore Williams (The Lunar Eye). ... [Science Fiction]..

$15.00

Derby, Mark   (Pseudonym of Harry Wilcox.)  -  Womanhunt   (Also released as: The Tigress.)

Derby, Mark (Pseudonym of Harry Wilcox.) - Womanhunt (Also released as: The Tigress.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1960].(D-458) (Spine and cover creases; there is some separating at the spine ends.) , by Mark Derby. Pseudonym of Harry Wilcox. (Als..

$15.00

Dick, Philip K. -  Dr. Futurity   ( Bound with Philip K. Dick (The Unteleported Man).)

Dick, Philip K. - Dr. Futurity ( Bound with Philip K. Dick (The Unteleported Man).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1972, 2nd printing.(15697) , by Philip K. Dick. ... Bound with Philip K. Dick (The Unteleported Man). ... [Science Fiction]..

$20.00

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