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


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