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


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