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.



Nourse, Alan E. - A Man Obsessed   ( Bound with Andre Norton (The Last Planet).)

Nourse, Alan E. - A Man Obsessed ( Bound with Andre Norton (The Last Planet).)

Double paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1955], [1st] thus.(D-96) (Spine and cover creases; there is some separating at the spine ends.) , by Alan E. Nourse. ... Bound with Andre ..

$15.00

Nowlan, Philip Francis -  Armageddon 2419 A.D

Nowlan, Philip Francis - Armageddon 2419 A.D

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1978.(0-441-02939-6) (A beautiful copy: clean, square, and tight; looks unread, with all pages intact and unmarked. Minor edgewear or..

$18.00

Opitz, Karlludwig - The General

Opitz, Karlludwig - The General

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1957].(S-256) (Light cover creases.) , by Karlludwig Opitz. ... Cover illustration by Vernon Tossey. Translated by Constantine Fi..

$10.00

Oram, John   (Pseudonym of John Oram Thomas.)  - The Copenhagen Affair

Oram, John (Pseudonym of John Oram Thomas.) - The Copenhagen Affair

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965].(G-564) , by John Oram. ... TV tie-in. Pseudonym of John Oram Thomas. ... Series: Man From U.N.C.L.E. 3. ... [Mystery, Scienc..

$15.00

Phillifent, John T.   (Also writes as John Rackham.)  -  Life with Lancelot   ( Bound with William Barton (Hunting on Kunderer).)

Phillifent, John T. (Also writes as John Rackham.) - Life with Lancelot ( Bound with William Barton (Hunting on Kunderer).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1973.(48245) , by John T. Phillifent. Also writes as John Rackham. ... Bound with William Barton (Hunting on Kunderer). ... [Science Fict..

$15.00

Phillifent, John T.   (Also writes as John Rackham.)  - The Corfu Affair

Phillifent, John T. (Also writes as John Rackham.) - The Corfu Affair

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Ace 1968, 1st thus.(51703) (There is some separating at the base of the spine.) , by John T. Phillifent. ... TV tie-in. Also write..

$30.77

Pratt, Fletcher -  Alien Planet

Pratt, Fletcher - Alien Planet

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1964], 1st thus.(F-257) , by Fletcher Pratt. ... Cover illustration by Ed Emsh. ... [Science Fiction]..

$11.03

Reilly, Helen - The Day She Died

Reilly, Helen - The Day She Died

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1965], 1st thus.(G-536) , by Helen Reilly. ... Main character: Insp. Christopher McKee. ... [Mystery]..

$10.00

Renier, Elizabeth - The Generous Vine

Renier, Elizabeth - The Generous Vine

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1970].(27985) , by Elizabeth Renier. ... [Historical Romance]..

$10.00

Roberts, Keith -  Pavane

Roberts, Keith - Pavane

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1982.(0-441-65431-2) , by Keith Roberts. ... [Science Fiction]..

$15.00

Roberts, Keith -  Pavane

Roberts, Keith - Pavane

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1968, 1st thus.(65430) (Tiny pull at rear top of spine.) , by Keith Roberts. ... Publisher edition: Ace Science Fiction Special. ...

$15.00

Robson, Peter -  Dialogue with the Dead

Robson, Peter - Dialogue with the Dead

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1970.(14710) (Light spine and cover creases.) , by Peter Robson. ... Includes The Brave Young Dead Who Refused to Die, The Coffins..

$15.00

Rohde, William L. -  Uneasy Lies the Head   (Also released as: Killer's Kingdom.)    ( Bound with William Grote (Cain's Girl Friend).)

Rohde, William L. - Uneasy Lies the Head (Also released as: Killer's Kingdom.) ( Bound with William Grote (Cain's Girl Friend).)

Double paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Ace [1957].(D-203) (Spine and cover creases; there is some separating at the spine ends.) , by William L. Rohde. (Also released as: Killer's K..

$15.00

Rosny, J. H. -  Quest of the Dawn Man   (Also released as: The Giant Cat.)

Rosny, J. H. - Quest of the Dawn Man (Also released as: The Giant Cat.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1964], 1st thus.(F-269) , by J. H. Rosny. (Also released as: The Giant Cat) ... Cover illustration by Harry J. Shaare. ... [Fant..

$10.00

Russell, Eric Frank -  Somewhere a Voice

Russell, Eric Frank - Somewhere a Voice

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1966], 1st thus.(F-398) (Light cover creases. Previous owner's initials. Previous owner's stamp on the inside back cover.) , by Eri..

$15.00

Sadler, Barry -  Casca: The Eternal Mercenary

Sadler, Barry - Casca: The Eternal Mercenary

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace Charter 1982, 5th printing.(0-441-21772-9) , by Barry Sadler. ... Series: Casca 1. ... [Action-Adventure, Fantasy]..

$45.00

Schmitz, James H. - The Demon Breed

Schmitz, James H. - The Demon Breed

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace [1968], 1st edition.(H-105) (Bottom right corner creased.) , by James H. Schmitz. ... Cover illustration by Leo and Diane..

$14.79

Scotland, Jay   (Pseudonym of John W. Jakes.)  -  Sir Scoundrel

Scotland, Jay (Pseudonym of John W. Jakes.) - Sir Scoundrel

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1962], 1st thus.(F-146) (Cover creases.) , by Jay Scotland. Pseudonym of John W. Jakes. ... [Historical Fiction]..

$10.00

Shaw, Wilene   (Pseudonym of Virginia M. Harrison.)  -  Heat Lightning

Shaw, Wilene (Pseudonym of Virginia M. Harrison.) - Heat Lightning

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1954], [1st] thus.(S-74) (Cover creases.) , by Wilene Shaw. Pseudonym of Virginia M. Harrison. ... [Mystery]..

$15.00

Shaw, Wilene   (Pseudonym of Virginia M. Harrison.)  -  One Foot in Hell

Shaw, Wilene (Pseudonym of Virginia M. Harrison.) - One Foot in Hell

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near very good. Published by Ace [1961], [1st] edition.(D-520) (There is some separating at the base of the spine. Cover creases, edgewear.) , by Wilen..

$15.00

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