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.



Sheckley, Robert -  Mindswap

Sheckley, Robert - Mindswap

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1978.(0-441-53351-5) (Spine creases.) , by Robert Sheckley. ... [Science Fiction]..

$15.00

Silverberg, Robert - The Planet Killers   ( Bound with Poul Anderson (We Claim These Stars!).)

Silverberg, Robert - The Planet Killers ( Bound with Poul Anderson (We Claim These Stars!).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Ace [1959].(D-407) (Short tear along spine at one of the ends.) , by Robert Silverberg. ... Bound with Poul Anderson (We Claim These S..

$15.00

Simak, Clifford D. -  Time and Again   (Also released as: First He Died.)

Simak, Clifford D. - Time and Again (Also released as: First He Died.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1969.(81000) (Original cover price blacked out.) , by Clifford D. Simak. (Also released as: First He Died) ... [Science Fiction]..

$15.00

Simak, Clifford D. -  Why Call Them Back from Heaven?

Simak, Clifford D. - Why Call Them Back from Heaven?

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1968], 1st thus.(H-42) (Cover creases.) , by Clifford D. Simak. ... Publisher edition: Ace Science Fiction Special. ... [Science ..

$10.00

Simenon, Georges -  Maigret Has Scruples   ( Bound with Georges Simenon (Maigret and the Reluctant Witness).)

Simenon, Georges - Maigret Has Scruples ( Bound with Georges Simenon (Maigret and the Reluctant Witness).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1962].(F-166) , by Georges Simenon. ... Bound with Georges Simenon (Maigret and the Reluctant Witness). ... [Mystery]..

$20.00

Sladek, John -  Mechasm   (Also released as: The Reproductive System.)

Sladek, John - Mechasm (Also released as: The Reproductive System.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1968, 1st thus. (0-441-71435-8) , by John Sladek. (Also released as: The Reproductive System) ... Cover illustration by Leo and ..

$15.00

Slaughter, Frank G. -  Apalachee Gold

Slaughter, Frank G. - Apalachee Gold

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1956], [1st] thus.(D-191) (Light spine crease.) , by Frank G. Slaughter. ... [Historical Fiction]..

$15.00

Small, J. Walter - The Dance Merchants

Small, J. Walter - The Dance Merchants

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Ace [1958].(D-300) , by J. Walter Small. ... [Fiction]..

$15.00

Smith, Cordwainer -  Quest of the Three Worlds

Smith, Cordwainer - Quest of the Three Worlds

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1966], 1st thus.(F-402) (Previous owner's initials.) , by Cordwainer Smith. ... Cover illustration by Gray Morrow. ... [Science F..

$12.00

Smith, E. E. -  Spacehounds of IPC

Smith, E. E. - Spacehounds of IPC

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1966].(F-372) (Light spine and cover creases.) , by E. E. Smith. ... When the Inter-Planetary Corporation's crack liner *Arcturus*..

$15.00

Smith, E. E. - The Galaxy Primes

Smith, E. E. - The Galaxy Primes

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Ace [1965], 1st thus.(F-328) (Pages browning. Previous owner's stamp.) , by E. E. Smith. ... They were four of t..

$10.00

Smith, E. E. - The Galaxy Primes

Smith, E. E. - The Galaxy Primes

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1973].(27291) (Cover creases.) , by E. E. Smith. ... [Science Fiction]..

$15.00

Smith, George O. -  Fire in the Heavens   ( Bound with Damon Knight (Masters of Evolution).)

Smith, George O. - Fire in the Heavens ( Bound with Damon Knight (Masters of Evolution).)

Double paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1959].(D-375) , by George O. Smith. ... Bound with Damon Knight (Masters of Evolution). ... [Science Fiction]..

$15.00

Smith, Lady Eleanor - A Dark and Splendid Passion   (Also released as: The Man in Grey.)

Smith, Lady Eleanor - A Dark and Splendid Passion (Also released as: The Man in Grey.)

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good, cocked, creases. Published by Ace 1973, 3rd printing.(13832) , by Lady Eleanor Smith. (Also released as: The Man in Grey) ... [Mystery]..

$15.00

Smith, Susy -  Widespread Psychic Wonders

Smith, Susy - Widespread Psychic Wonders

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace 1970.(88700) (Light edgewear. Back cover crease.) , by Susy Smith. ... [Occult and Paranormal]..

$10.00

Stratton, Thomas   (Joint pseudonym of Robert Coulson, and Gene DeWeese.)  - The Mind-Twisters Affair

Stratton, Thomas (Joint pseudonym of Robert Coulson, and Gene DeWeese.) - The Mind-Twisters Affair

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Ace [1967], [1st] thus.(G-663) (Spine and cover creases.) , by Thomas Stratton. ... TV tie-in. Joint pseudonym of Robert Coulson, and G..

$15.00

Temple, William F. - The Three Suns of Amara   ( Bound with William F. Temple (Battle on Venus).)

Temple, William F. - The Three Suns of Amara ( Bound with William F. Temple (Battle on Venus).)

Double paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1973, 2nd printing.(76380) (A beautiful copy: clean, square, and tight; looks unread, with all pages intact and unmarked. Minor edgewear o..

$15.00

Tepper, Sheri S. - The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped

Tepper, Sheri S. - The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1985, 1st thus.(0-441-24092-5) , by Sheri S. Tepper. ... [Fantasy]..

$17.50

Tepper, Sheri S. - The Search of Mavin Manyshaped

Tepper, Sheri S. - The Search of Mavin Manyshaped

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1985, 1st edition.(0-441-75712-X) , by Sheri S. Tepper. ... Cover illustration by Kinuko Craft. ... [Fantasy]..

$30.00

Tepper, Sheri S. - The Song of Mavin Manyshaped

Tepper, Sheri S. - The Song of Mavin Manyshaped

Mass market paperback original. Condition: Near fine. Published by Ace 1985, 1st edition.(0-441-77523-3) (Date-stamp on bottom page edges.) , by Sheri S. Tepper. ... Cover illustration by Kiny..

$15.00

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