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.



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. ... Cover illustration by Jack Gaughan. .....

$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

Ellison, Harlan - The Man with Nine Lives   ( Bound with Harlan Ellison (A Touch of Infinity).)

Ellison, Harlan - The Man with Nine Lives ( Bound with Harlan Ellison (A Touch of Infinity).)

Double paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1960].(D-413) (There is some separating at the spine ends, corner crease on Man... Side, top of cover abraded on Touch... Side. Spine cracked...

$40.00

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 original. 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. ... [..

$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

Farmer, Philip Jose - The Maker of Universes

Farmer, Philip Jose - The Maker of Universes

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], 1st thus.(F-367) (Corner crease.) , by Philip Jose Farmer. ... Cover, and interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan. ... Seri..

$10.00

Flora, Fletcher -  Killing Cousins   ( Bound with John Creighton (The Blonde Cried Murder).)

Flora, Fletcher - Killing Cousins ( Bound with John Creighton (The Blonde Cried Murder).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1961], 1st thus.(F-115) , by Fletcher Flora. ... Bound with John Creighton (The Blonde Cried Murder). ... [Mystery]..

$20.00

Flynn, J. M.   (Also writes as Jay Flynn.)  -  One for the Death House   ( Bound with Bob McKnight (Drop Dead Please).)

Flynn, J. M. (Also writes as Jay Flynn.) - One for the Death House ( Bound with Bob McKnight (Drop Dead Please).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Ace [1961].(D-511) (There is some separating at the spine ends, cover creases.) , by J. M. Flynn. Also writes as Jay Flynn. ... Bound w..

$15.00

Ford, Elizabeth   (Pseudonym of Marjorie Elizabeth Sarah Bidwell.)  -  Dangerous Holiday   (Also released as: A Country Holiday.)

Ford, Elizabeth (Pseudonym of Marjorie Elizabeth Sarah Bidwell.) - Dangerous Holiday (Also released as: A Country Holiday.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1967].(K-293) (Slight spine slant, reading creases on spine and cover near spine.) , by Elizabeth Ford. Pseudonym of Marjorie Eliza..

$10.00

Fox, Gardner F. -  Thief of Llarn

Fox, Gardner F. - Thief of Llarn

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1966], 1st thus.(F-399) (Light cover creases.) , by Gardner F. Fox. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow. ... [Science ..

$15.00

Furneaux, Rupert - The World's Strangest Mysteries

Furneaux, Rupert - The World's Strangest Mysteries

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1967.(K-254) (Light spine creases.) , by Rupert Furneaux. ... [Occult and Paranormal]..

$15.00

Garfield, Brian -  Trail Drive   ( Bound with Louis Trimble (Trouble at Gunsight).)

Garfield, Brian - Trail Drive ( Bound with Louis Trimble (Trouble at Gunsight).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1964].(F-260) , by Brian Garfield. ... Bound with Louis Trimble (Trouble at Gunsight). ... [Western]..

$15.00

Geston, Mark S. -  Out of the Mouth of the Dragon

Geston, Mark S. - Out of the Mouth of the Dragon

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1969]. (0-441-64460-0) (Light spine and cover creases. A few dampspots on top page edges.) , by Mark S. Geston. ... [Science Fic..

$10.00

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