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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Publishers

Ace Books

Ace Books

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Founded: 1952
Founded by: Aaron Wyn
Location: 375 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
United States
Titles/Circulation: Unknown
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History

Ace Books was founded in 1953 by A. A. Wyn, and is the oldest continuously operating science fiction publisher in the United States. With Donald A. Wollheim as editor, it issued some of the most outstanding science fiction writers of the 1950s and 1960s, including Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Robert Silverberg. Ace was known for marketing innovations such as the Ace Doubles, which contained two short novels bound back to back, and for the critically acclaimed Ace Specials edited by Terry Carr. In 1972, Wollheim left the company, and it was later acquired by Grosset & Dunlap. Under Publisher Tom Doherty, Ace produced books in all genres, though science fiction remained a specialty.

In 1982, Grosset & Dunlap was acquired by G. P. Putnam's Sons (later known as The Putnam Berkley Group), and Ace soon became Berkley's science fiction imprint. The combined backlists of Ace and Berkley made a powerful presence in the science fiction field, with Frank Herbert's bestselling Dune series, T. H. White's classic Arthurian novel The Once and Future King (basis for the musical Camelot), much of Robert A. Heinlein's adult fiction, including Stranger in a Strange Land, and the novels of William Gibson, including Neuromancer, which is credited with introducing the concept of cyberspace.

More recent important authors include: Joe Haldeman, winner of the 1998 Hugo and Nebula awards for Forever Peace and the Nebula Award for Camouflage; Hugo Award-nominee Charles Stross and Alastair Reynolds, two in the current generation of British science fiction writers who specialize in the "new space opera"; National-bestselling science fiction author Jack McDevitt, whose novels have garnered more Nebula nominations than any other author in the genre; Charlaine Harris, whose Sookie Stackhouse series grew out of mass market originals into New York Times bestsellers in hardcover; and New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton, a pioneer in the paranormal romance genre, who was first published by Ace before moving into hardcover at Berkley. Recent bestsellering authors from Ace include Jim Butcher and Patricia Briggs.


Submission Details

All work should be submitted by emailing a query letter with the first ten pages of your book pasted in the body of the email. Do not attach any documents. Text should be formatted in the industry standard of Times New Roman 12 point font. Email address is sff@us.penguingroup.com. Please note that we no longer accept paper submissions.


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Authors Published

• Alice Norton  • Patricia Briggs  • John Hemry  • Simon Green  • Allen Steele  • Jack McDevitt  • Patricia McKillip  • Philip Farmer  • John Vance  • Craig Gardner  • Philip Dick  • Charles Stross  • Charlaine Schulz  • P. Elrod  • Simon Hawke  • William Dietz  • David Drake  • Edgar Burroughs  • James Blaylock  • Sean Williams  • Joe Haldeman  • Sheri Tepper  • Deborah Chester  • Steven Brust  • Steve Perry  • Harlan Ellison  • Laurell Hamilton  • Robert Sawyer  • Fritz Leiber  • Henry Piper  • Barry Malzberg  • Marion Bradley  • Edwin Tubb  • Shane Dix   • Megan Lindholm  • Donald Wollheim  • Terry Carr  • John Varley  • Emma Bull  • Alastair Reynolds  • Patricia Anthony  • Jim Butcher  • Robert Asprin  • Bill Fawcett  • Fred Saberhagen  • Poul Anderson  • Charles de Lint  • Robert Silverberg  • Samuel Delany  • Gordon Dickson  • Sharon Shinn  • Ann Aguirre  • Margaret St. Clair  • Benedict Jacka  • Katie Taylor  • Philippa Ballantine  • Roger Zelazny  • Jules Verne  • Amber Benson  • John Campbell  • Janny Wurts  • Peter Heck  • Will Shetterly  • Richard Russo  • John Brunner  • Robert Heinlein  • Michael Moorcock  • Raphael Lafferty  • Timothy Powers  • Mark Lawrence  • Myke Cole  • Sarah Monette  • Roger Hoar  • John DeChancie  • Sarah Hoyt  • Caroline Stevermer  • Christopher Buehlman  • Jessica Salmonson  • Pamela Dyer-Bennet  • Glenda Noramly  • Amy Thomson  • Harry Harrison  • Arthur Tucker  • John Barnes  • Constance Ash  • Joyce Hutchinson  • David Smith  • Jeff Carlson  • John Laumer  • Damon Knight  • Jean Johnson  • Patricia Wrede  • Raymond Cummings  • Dallas Reynolds  • Alfred van Vogt  • Jeanne Robinson  • Spider Robinson  • Katherine Kurtz  • Mary Buckner  • Louise Marley  • Anne McCaffrey  • Sean Stewart  • Nina Hoffman  • Frank Herbert  • Laurence Niven  • Kim Robinson  • William Jenkins  • Steven Barnes  • John Williamson  • Thomas Swann  • Jane Yolen  • Avram Davidson  • Joanna Russ  • Richard Lupoff  • Eric Russell  • Thomas Morris  • Jody Nye  • Arthur Chandler  • Homer Flint  • Austin Hall  • John Jakes  • Gail Van Asten  • Nancy Kilpatrick  • Edwin Arnold  • Samuel Endore  • Carol Ulf Pohl  • Philip Nowlan  • Thea von Harbou  • Otis Kline  • Michael Reaves  • Ron Goulart  • Alan Averill  • Melinda Snodgrass  • Theodore Reynolds  • Karl Hansen  • Loren MacGregor  • Sandra Miesel  • John Bellairs  • Diana Paxson  • Toni Kelner  • Kara Dalkey  • Midori Snyder  • Ian Watson  • David Compton  • Brian Aldiss  • Gardner Dozois  • John Stith  • Michael Resnick  • George Martin  • Gordon Garrett  • James Schmitz  • Piers Jacob  • Alexei Panshin  • Alice Sheldon  • Robert Shaw  • James Gunn  • James White  • Edward Smith  • Isaak Ozimov  • Frederik Pohl  • Vonda McIntyre  • William Gibson  • Orson Card  • Ursula Le Guin  • Clifford Simak  • Gene Wolfe  • Robert Metzger  • Michael Kube-McDowell  • Michael Swanwick  • Bruce Sterling  • Ian MacLeod  • Bruce McAllister  • Elizabeth Lynn  • Howard Waldrop  • Radell Nelson  • Raymond Harris  • Gregory Feeley  • Rudolf Rucker  • Catherine Dimenstein  • Denise Vitola  • Ken Wharton  • Chaz Brenchley  • Robert Howard  • Murray Pratt  • Catherine Moore  • Leigh Brackett  • Stanislaw Lem  • José Edmondson y Cotton  • Gregory Frost  • Paula Volsky  • Henry Kuttner  • Glen Cook  • David Feintuch  • Thomas Roche  • Michael Cassutt  • David Goyer  • John Myers  • Cordelia Sherman  • Jack Haldeman  • Jennifer McKinley  • Richard Kadrey  • Alan Foster  • Patricia Elgin  • Shariann Lewitt  • Brian Herbert 


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