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.



Darlton, Clark   (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.)  -  Conflict Center: Naator

Darlton, Clark (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.) - Conflict Center: Naator

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1975.(0-441-66061-4) (Previous bookseller's stamp.) , by Clark Darlton. Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting. ... Cover illustration by Gra..

$10.00

Darlton, Clark   (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.)  -  Under the Stars of Druufon

Darlton, Clark (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.) - Under the Stars of Druufon

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1975.(0-441-66052-5) (Corner crease.) , by Clark Darlton. Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow. Cont..

$10.00

Darlton, Clark   (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.)  - The Plague of Oblivion

Darlton, Clark (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.) - The Plague of Oblivion

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1973.(66010) , by Clark Darlton. Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow. Contributors include Wendayne ..

$10.00

Darlton, Clark   (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.)  - The Plague of Oblivion

Darlton, Clark (Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting.) - The Plague of Oblivion

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1973.(66010) (Previous bookseller's stamp.) , by Clark Darlton. Pseudonym of Walter Ernsting. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow..

$10.00

Davidson, Avram -  Rogue Dragon

Davidson, Avram - Rogue Dragon

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], 1st thus.(F-353) (Light cover creases. Light sunning to spine.) , by Avram Davidson. ... Cover illustration by Jack Gaugh..

$10.00

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) , by Avram Davidson. ... Includes The Bounty Hunter, Faed-Out, Fair Trade, Jury-Rig, The Lineaments of Gra..

$10.00

Davidson, Avram - The Island Under the Earth

Davidson, Avram - The Island Under the Earth

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1969, 1st edition.(37425) (Cover creases. There is some separating at the top of the spine.) , by Avram Davidson. ... Co..

$10.00

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

deFord, Miriam Allen - The Real Bonnie and Clyde

deFord, Miriam Allen - The Real Bonnie and Clyde

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Ace [1968].(H-63) (Previous owner's stamp on the inside back cover.) , by Miriam Allen deFord. ... [True Crime]..

$15.00

Del Rey, Lester - The Sky Is Falling   ( Bound with Lester Del Rey (Badge of Infamy).)

Del Rey, Lester - The Sky Is Falling ( Bound with Lester Del Rey (Badge of Infamy).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1973. (0-441-76960-8) (Corner crease on Sky is Falling cover.) , by Lester Del Rey. ... Bound with Lester Del Rey (Badge of Infamy). ...

$15.00

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) , by Gordon Eklund. ... Based on the work of E. E. Smith. ... Series: Lord Tedric 3. ... [Science Fic..

$10.00

Eklund, Gordon - The Eclipse of Dawn

Eklund, Gordon - The Eclipse of Dawn

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1971, [1st] edition.(18630) , by Gordon Eklund. ... Cover illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon. Publisher edition: Ace Sci..

$10.00

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