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.



Cummings, Ray - A Brand New World

Cummings, Ray - A Brand New World

Mass market paperback. 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. 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. ... [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. - The Game-Players of Titan

Dick, Philip K. - The Game-Players of Titan

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1963], 1st edition.(F-251) (Slight concavity to spine.) , by Philip K. Dick. ... [Science Fiction]..

$25.00

Dick, Philip K. - The World Jones Made   ( Bound with Margaret St. Clair (Agent of the Unknown).)

Dick, Philip K. - The World Jones Made ( Bound with Margaret St. Clair (Agent of the Unknown).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1956].(D-150) (Light reading crease.) , by Philip K. Dick. ... Bound with Margaret St. Clair (Agent of the Unknown). ... [Science Fict..

$75.00

Dickinson, Peter - The Old English Peep Show   (Also released as: A Pride of Heroes.)

Dickinson, Peter - The Old English Peep Show (Also released as: A Pride of Heroes.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1972].(14155) , by Peter Dickinson. (Also released as: A Pride of Heroes) ... [Mystery]..

$15.00

Dickson, Gordon R. - The Genetic General

Dickson, Gordon R. - The Genetic General

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1967].(F-426) , by Gordon R. Dickson. ... Expanded into Dorsai! ... Series: Childe Cycle. ... [Science Fiction]..

$10.00

Eden, Dorothy -  Listen to Danger

Eden, Dorothy - Listen to Danger

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1975].(0-441-48480-8) (Previous owner's name.) , by Dorothy Eden. ... [Gothic]..

$15.00

Eklund, Gordon -  Black Knight of the Iron Sphere

Eklund, Gordon - Black Knight of the Iron Sphere

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1981, 1st thus.(0-441-49256-8) (Back cover crease.) , by Gordon Eklund. ... Based on the work of E. E. Smith. ... Series: Lord Tedr..

$10.00

Ellson, Hal -  Games

Ellson, Hal - Games

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1967].(H-32) (Edgewear. Reading crease. Some small chips out of back cover.) , by Hal Ellson. ... Movie tie-in. ... Back cover..

$15.00

Elmo, H. T. -  Modern Casanova's Handbook

Elmo, H. T. - Modern Casanova's Handbook

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1955], 1st thus.(S-93) , by H. T. Elmo. ... Cover illustration by Bill Wenzel. ... [Humor, Adult]..

$15.00

Erskine, Margaret   (Pseudonym of Margaret Wetherby Williams.)  - The Woman at Belguardo

Erskine, Margaret (Pseudonym of Margaret Wetherby Williams.) - The Woman at Belguardo

Mass market paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1967].(K-295) (Damp wrinkled. Spine and cover creases.) , by Margaret Erskine. Pseudonym of Margaret Wetherby Williams. ... [Gothic]..

$10.00

Farley, Ralph Milne   (Pseudonym of Roger Sherman Hoar.)  - The Radio Beasts

Farley, Ralph Milne (Pseudonym of Roger Sherman Hoar.) - The Radio Beasts

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1964], 1st thus.(F-304) , by Ralph Milne Farley. Pseudonym of Roger Sherman Hoar. ... Cover illustration by Ed Emsh. ... [Science F..

$10.00

Farmer, Philip Jose - The Celestial Blueprint and Other Stories   ( Bound with Philip Jose Farmer (Cache from Outer Space).)

Farmer, Philip Jose - The Celestial Blueprint and Other Stories ( Bound with Philip Jose Farmer (Cache from Outer Space).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1962], 1st thus.(F-165) , by Philip Jose Farmer. ... Includes Bastignac the Devil, The Celestial Blueprint, They Twinkled Like Jewels &..

$20.00

Farmer, Philip Jose - The Gates of Creation

Farmer, Philip Jose - The Gates of Creation

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1966], [1st] edition.(F-412) (Reading creases on spine and cover near spine.) , by Philip Jose Farmer. ... Cover illustr..

$10.00

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