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


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