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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
Website: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/


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

• Patricia McKillip  • Craig Gardner  • Jack McDevitt  • Philip Dick  • Charles Stross  • John Vance  • Allen Steele  • Alice Norton  • Simon Green  • Charlaine Schulz  • P. Elrod  • John Hemry  • David Drake  • Deborah Chester  • Steven Brust  • William Dietz  • Henry Piper  • Joe Haldeman  • Robert Sawyer  • James Blaylock  • Harlan Ellison  • Megan Lindholm  • Alastair Reynolds  • Marion Bradley  • Fritz Leiber  • Philip Farmer  • Charles de Lint  • Gordon Dickson  • Patricia Anthony  • Ann Aguirre  • Robert Asprin  • Bill Fawcett  • Fred Saberhagen  • Jim Butcher  • Amber Benson  • Robert Silverberg  • John Varley  • Roger Zelazny  • Timothy Powers  • Richard Russo  • Peter Heck  • Janny Wurts  • Mark Lawrence  • Sarah Monette  • Caroline Stevermer  • Philippa Ballantine  • Benedict Jacka  • Myke Cole  • Jessica Salmonson  • Glenda Larke  • Pamela Dyer-Bennet  • Sarah Hoyt  • Damon Knight  • Jean Johnson  • Patricia Wrede  • Sean Williams  • Jeff Carlson  • Constance Ash  • David Smith  • Harry Harrison  • Robert Heinlein  • Emma Bull  • John Barnes  • Kim Robinson  • Laurence Niven  • Frank Herbert  • Avram Davidson  • Jane Yolen  • Samuel Delany  • Sean Stewart  • Nina Hoffman  • Poul Anderson  • Joanna Russ  • Raphael Lafferty  • Thomas Swann  • Amy Thomson  • Steven Barnes  • Mary Buckner  • Jeanne Robinson  • Spider Robinson  • Katherine Kurtz  • Alfred van Vogt  • Sharon Shinn  • Christopher Buehlman  • Margaret St. Clair  • Diana Paxson  • Midori Snyder  • Kara Dalkey  • David Feintuch  • Chaz Brenchley  • Mack Reynolds  • José Edmondson y Cotton  • Gregory Frost  • Catherine Moore  • Leigh Brackett  • Patricia Briggs  • Michael Cassutt  • David Goyer  • John Myers  • Jennifer McKinley  • Alan Foster  • Brian Herbert  • Shariann Lewitt  • Howard Waldrop  • Radell Nelson  • Louise Marley  • Ian MacLeod  • Bruce McAllister  • Elizabeth Lynn  • Catherine Dimenstein  • Denise Vitola  • Joyce Hutchinson  • Raymond Harris  • Ken Wharton  • Gregory Feeley  • Rudolf Rucker  • Michael Moorcock  • James Gunn  • Alexei Panshin  • Alice Sheldon  • Robert Shaw  • David Compton  • Arthur Tucker  • James White  • Sheri Tepper  • Robert Metzger  • Gene Wolfe  • Ian Watson  • John Stith  • John Brunner  • Ursula Le Guin  • Vonda McIntyre  • William Gibson  • Michael Kube-McDowell 


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