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


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