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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, New York 10014
USA
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  • Robert Asprin  • Sharon Shinn  • Patricia Briggs  • John Hemry  • Simon Green  • William Dietz  • Charlaine Schulz  • Mike Moscoe  • Allen Steele  • Charles Stross  • Jack McDevitt  • Patricia McKillip  • Philip Dick  • Philip Farmer  • Craig Gardner  • Joe Haldeman  • Robert Sawyer  • Terry Carr  • Ilona Andrews  • Marilyn Abbey  • Simon Hawke  • P. Elrod  • Jody Nye  • John Vance  • James Blaylock  • Spider Robinson  • Sean Williams  • Alfred van Vogt  • Edgar Burroughs  • Steven Brust  • Jules Verne  • David Drake  • Frederick Saberhagen  • Deborah Chester  • Katherine Kurtz  • Gordon Dickson  • Gardner Dozois  • Sheri Tepper  • Fritz Leiber  • Marion Bradley  • Harlan Ellison  • Laurell Hamilton  • Henry Piper  • Ann Aguirre  • Steve Perry  • Edwin Tubb  • Edward Ferman  • Shane Dix   • Lisa Shearin  • Deborah Harris  • Robert Silverberg  • Barry Malzberg  • Poul Anderson  • John Varley  • Emma Bull  • Jack Dann  • Avram Davidson  • Samuel Delany  • Jerry Pournelle  • Chaz Brenchley  • Amber Benson  • Alastair Reynolds  • Patricia Anthony  • Andrew Offutt  • Anton Strout  • Donald Wollheim  • Megan Lindholm  • Benedict Jacka  • Mark Lawrence  • Margaret St. Clair  • Bill Fawcett  • John Campbell  • William White  • Katie Taylor  • Mark Del Franco  • Jim Butcher  • Charles de Lint  • Keith Taylor  • Robert Heinlein  • Roger Zelazny  • Laurence Niven  • Christopher Golden  • John Laumer  • Ashley McConnell  • Cynthia Felice  • Leonard Knapp  • Phyllis Gotlieb  • Patricia Wrede  • Myke Cole  • Philippa Ballantine  • Sarah Monette  • Peter Heck  • Henry Kuttner  • Janny Wurts  • Roger Hoar  • Arsen Darnay  • Will Shetterly  • Dallas Reynolds  • Alexei Panshin  • Thomas Swann  • Amy Thomson  • Charles Sheffield  • Michael Moorcock  • Richard Russo  • Orson Card  • Frederik Pohl  • John Brunner  • Timothy Powers  • Stephen Baxter  • Sean Stewart  • Raphael Lafferty  • Joanna Russ  • Arthur Tucker  • Harry Harrison  • Julian May  • John Barnes  • Connie Willis  • Michael Kube-McDowell  • Constance Ash  • Mary Buckner  • David Smith  • Joyce Hutchinson  • Robert Shaw  • Robert Salvatore  • Suzanne McLeod  • Jeff Carlson  • Anthony Ryan  • Steve Miller  • Robert Mills  • Eileen Kernaghan  • Mike Moscoe  • Otis Kline  • John DeChancie  • Sharon Backof  • Raymond Cummings  • Damon Knight  • Jean Johnson  • David Bischoff  • Alan Foster  • Caroline Stevermer  • Jessica Salmonson  • Pamela Dyer-Bennet  • Sarah Hoyt  • John Carr  • Christopher Buehlman  • Michael Cassutt  • David Goyer  • Glenda Noramly  • Toni Kelner  • Kara Dalkey  • Thomas Morris  • Eric Russell  • Thomas Monteleone  • Jennifer McKinley  • Joel Rosenberg  • Shariann Lewitt  • Carol Ulf Pohl  • Gail Van Asten  • Victor Milán  • Homer Flint  • Austin Hall  • Linwood Carter  • Arthur Chandler  • John Jakes  • Linda Poitevin  • Roland Green  • Christina Henry  • Robert Thurston  • Robert Howard  • Catherine Moore  • Jeanne Robinson  • Harold Munn  • Benjamin Bova  • Louise Marley  • Gordon Garrett  • Steven Barnes  • John Williamson  • George Martin  • Robert Metzger  • Anne McCaffrey  • Frank Herbert  • Kim Robinson  • William Gibson  • Richard Lupoff  • Nina Hoffman  • Jane Yolen  • William Jenkins  • David Compton  • Ian Watson  • James White  • Edgar Pangborn  • Paul Linebarger  • Edward Smith  • John Stith  • Michael Resnick  • Gregory Benford  • Gene Wolfe  • Brian Aldiss  • Vonda McIntyre  • Isaak Ozimov  • Ursula Le Guin  • Clifford Simak  • Nancy Kress  • Michael Swanwick  • Bruce Sterling  • Norman Spinrad  • George Zebrowski  • John Sladek  • Brian Stableford  • James Schmitz  • Piers Jacob  • James Tiptree  • Raymond Harris  • Gregory Feeley  • Rudolf Rucker  • Howard Waldrop  • Radell Nelson  • William Barton  • Catherine Dimenstein  • Denise Vitola  • Ken Wharton  • James Gunn  • Ian MacLeod  • Bruce McAllister  • Stephen Donaldson  • Elizabeth Lynn  • Stanislaw Lem  • Michael Coney  • José Edmondson y Cotton  • Gregory Frost  • Paula Volsky  • Melanie Rawn  • Diana Jones  • Chelsea Yarbro  • Leigh Brackett  • Murray Pratt  • Robert Scholz  • Glenn Harcourt  • Samuel Merwin  • Felix Gotschalk  • Mary-John Hart  • Deloris Ament  • D. Chapman  • Walter Richmond  • Leigh Richmond  • Charles Rotsler  • Nichelle Nichols  • Margaret Bonanno  • Peter Telep  • Melissa Crandall  • Linda Duchamp  • Crawford Kilian  • Carole Douglas  • Bruce Balfour  • Mona Clee  • Gardner Fox  • Richard Wilson  • Dennis Bailey  • Christopher Stasheff  • Glen Larson  • Samuel Endore  • J. Schulman  • Kay Smith  • John Morressy  • Zen Cho  • Colin Kapp  • Joan Saberhagen  • Nancy Kilpatrick  • Edwin Arnold  • Philip Nowlan  • Thea von Harbou  • Mark Shepherd  • Alan Averill  • Melinda Snodgrass  • Theodore Reynolds  • Karl Hansen  • Loren MacGregor  • Sandra Miesel  • Patricia Elgin  • Glen Cook  • Brian Herbert  • Judith Grossman  • David Feintuch  • Jesse McComas  • Richard Kadrey  • Cordelia Sherman  • Thomas Roche  • Jack Haldeman  • John Myers  • Howard Hendrix  • Diana Paxson  • James Kelly  • John Bellairs  • Michael Reaves  • Ron Goulart  • Midori Snyder 


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