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


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