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


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