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


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