ACE SF 5 Digit Number-Series SF Singles

Five-digit number format: 40000-49999

40850-1 ROBERT SHECKLEY The Journey of Joenes (original title: Journey Beyond Tomorrow; cover by David Bergen; August 1979; 1st ACE printing)


41550 ANDRE NORTON Judgement on Janus (cover by Alex Schomburg; c.1964; 1969; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This edition is probably the 2nd ACE printing as well as a renumbering of old stock, as the cover art is the same and the spine end numbering is a white block with black numbers.

41551 ANDRE NORTON Judgement on Janus (c.1964; nd - probably 1972)

41552 ANDRE NORTON Judgement on Janus (c.1964; 1972; October 1973)

41553 ANDRE NORTON Judgement on Janus (c.1964; 1972; 1973; 1975)

Judgement on Janus was originally published as ACE F-308 (1964).


42032-X PHYLLIS GOTLIEB A Judgement of Dragons (1985; 1st ACE printing)

42494-5 KENNETH Von GUNDEN K-9 Corps: Under Fire (August 1991)

42494-5 (back cover)

Second volume in this series.

42495-3 KENNETH Von GUNDEN K-9 Corps: Cry Wolf (February 1992)

It appears that they finally got this series in the correct letter-number sequence.  Third volume in this series.

42496-1 KENNETH Von GUNDEN K-9 Corps: Last Resort (January 1993)

42801-0 E. C. TUBB Kalin (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1969; March 1978; 2nd ACE printing)

42802 E. C. TUBB Kalin (cover by Paul Alexander; c.1969; 1978; July 1982; 3rd ACE printing)

This is for the series "Dumarest of Terra #4."

42900 E. C. TUBB Kalin (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1969; nd)

Original cover art by Jeff Jones for Kalin. Acrylic on board (17" x 26").

Kalin was originally published in ACE Double 42800 (1969) bound with Alex Dain's The Bane of Kanthos.


43264-6 JOHN MORRESSY Kedrigern in Wanderland (1988; 1st thus; ACE fantasy)

43525-4 DENNIS SCHMIDT Kensho (cover by G. Benvenuti; October 1979; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

43526-2 DENNIS SCHMIDT Kensho (cover by G. Benvenuti; c.1979; November 1981; 2nd ACE printing)

43527-0 DENNIS SCHMIDT Kensho (cover by G. Benvenuti; c.1979; 1981; March 1986; 3rd ACE printing)

This is the sequel to Way-Farer (ACE 87625)

Note: there is a small issue with the artist designation.  The 1st ACE printing credits G. Benvenuti and the last name is on the cover art.  However, other sources have the artist as Ben Venuti.  Stay tuned, we will figure this out eventually.

43671 ANDRE NORTON Key Out Of Time (cover by Emsh and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1963; 1969; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This edition uses the same cover art as ACE F-287 (1963).

43672 ANDRE NORTON Key Out Of Time (cover by W. Strudeski; c.1963; 1969; nd - but possibly 1972)

43679 ANDRE NORTON Key Out Of Time (c.1963; 1969; 1972; nd; different cover art)

Key Out Of Time was originally published as ACE F-287 (1963).

43726-5 ARDATH MAYHAR Khi To Freedom (May 1983; 1st ACE printing)


44116-5 JANET MORRIS and DAVID DRAKE Kill Ratio (cover by Michael Herring; 1987; 1st ACE printing)

44425-3 PIERS ANTHONY Kilobyte (cover by Den Beauvais; c.1992; January 1994; 1st ACE paperback printing)

Originally released as an ACE/Putnam hardcover in 1993.

44468-7 ANDREW J. OFFUTT King Dragon (cover by Rowena Morrill and interior illustrations by Estaban Maroto; 1980, 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

44469-5 ANDREW J. OFFUTT King Dragon (cover by Rowena Morrill and interior illustrations by Estaban Maroto; 1980, October 1980; 3rd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

44470 EDGAR WALLACE and MERIAN C. COOPER King Kong (front and back cover by Frank Frazetta; 1976; 1st thus)

This volume is a novelization by Delos W. Lovelace of the screenplay for the original King Kong (1933), one of the most popular horror films of that decade. Apparently released first in 1932 in a Grosset & Dunlap photoplay edition, this may be the first paperback edition of the novel.

44472 LORENZO SEMPLE, JR. King Kong (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1977; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is the complete script of the Dino de Laurentiis production of King Kong by Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

44481-4 ROBERT W. CHAMBERS The King in Yellow (cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1965; 1977; 1st ACE printing)

44481-4 (back cover)

44484-4 ROBERT W. CHAMBERS The King in Yellow (cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1965; 1977; 2nd ACE printing)

The King in Yellow was originally published in ACE M-132 (1965). Collection of 10 horror stories in the genre of H. P. Lovecraft. This novel was also published in an abridged edition titled The Mask and Other Stories.

44485 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF King Kobold (nd)

44488-1 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF King Kobold Revived (cover by Steve Hickman; June 1984; 1st ACE printing; listed as "completely revised by the author")

The disclaimer on the frontis indicates that "portions of this book in a substantially different form were originally published under the title King Kobold." Hmmm - this is marked as the second book in the Warlock Series.

44489 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF King Kobold Revived (nd)

Listed as "completely revised by the author."

44524-1 SHERRI S. TEPPER King's Blood Four (cover by James Christensen; 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Fantasy)

Book 1 of the True Game series.

44990-5 LAURENCE M. JANIFER (aka LARRY M. HARRIS) Knave in Hand (March 1979; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Sequel to Survivor

This cover art is possibly attributed to Dean Ellis (however, still working on the attribution).  In addition, this cover art was originally used for ACE 66780 (1976) - William Barton A Plague of All Cowards.

44990-5b (back cover)


45000 ANDRE NORTON Knave of Dreams (wrap around cover art by Charles Mikolaycak; March 1977; listed as "first paperback publication")

This edition appears to have had two (2) printing using the same ACE letter-number series.  The primary method to separate the printings is that the first has the address of 1120 Avenue of the Americas on the title page. The second has the ACE address as 360 Park Avenue South (where they moved in March to April 1978).  Thank you Bill for this information.

45001 ANDRE NORTON Knave of Dreams (wrap around cover art by Charles Mikolaycak; c.1975; 1977; nd)

45125-X FRITZ LEIBER The Knight and Knave of Swords (cover by Darrell Sweet; c.1988; February 1990; 1st ACE printing)

New tales of Gray Mouser and Fafhrd. 

45130-6 PETER DAVID Knight Life (nd; 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

45131-4 MICHAEL MOORCOCK Knight of Swords (nd; ACE fantasy)

45346-5 TIM LUKEMAN Koren (September 1982; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

Sequel to Rajan.

45443-9 SOMTOW SUCHARITKUL The Aquiliad (1983; ACE fantasy)


46741-5 ALLEN STEELE Labyrinth of Night (cover by Bob Eggleton; October 1992)

46850 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN Lady of the Bees (May 1976; 1st ACE printing)

Lady of the Bees is an ACE Science Fiction Special #7.

46870 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lad and the Lion (1978; 1st ACE printing)

46871 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lad and the Lion (1978; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

46872-1 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lad and the Lion (c.1978; nd - probably 1977; 3rd ACE printing)

This edition, using the same ACE letter-number series, was reprinted two more times (August 1978 and June 1982). The differences can be determined by examining the ACE address on the title page.  The earlier printing of 46872-1 has the Avenue of the Americas address.  The August 1978 printing has the Park Avenue address (ACE Books moved in March to April of 1978).

46941-8 ANDREW J. OFFUTT The Lady of the Snowmist (February 1984; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

Volume three of the War of the Gods on Earth series.

46991-4 WYNNE WHITEFORD Lake of the Sun (cover by Don Dixon; 1989; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

46992-2 KENNETH Von GUNDEN Star Spawn (1990; 1st ACE printing)

Another 'out-of-sequence' ACE Letter-Number series title.

46996 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Land of Terror (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; c.1944; 1964; 1968; 1969; 1973; nd; 3rd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

An "ACE Science Fiction Classic" on logo. This edition uses the same cover art as ACE F-256 (1964)

46997 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Land of Terror (new cover art by Frank Frazetta; c.1944; 1964; 1968; 1969; January 1973; 2nd ACE printing)


47000-9 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Land of Terror (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1944; 1964; 1968; 1969; 1973, August 1978; 7th ACE printing)

Land of Terror was originally published as F-256 (1964), G-737 (1968) and 04631 (1969).

47011 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land of Hidden Men (original title: The Jungle Girl; cover and title page illustration by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1963; November 1969; 2nd ACE printing)

Uses the same cover art and probably represents a re-use of old stock from the ACE F-232 editon.

47012 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land of Hidden Men (original title: The Jungle Girl; cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; January 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

47013 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land of Hidden Men (original title: The Jungle Girl; cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; nd; 4th ACE printing)

47016-5 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land of Hidden Men (original title: The Jungle Girl; cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; August 1978; 6th ACE printing)

The Land of Hidden Men was originally published as ACE F-232 (1963).

47020 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1963; August 1970; 2nd ACE printing)

An "ACE Science Fiction Classic" on logo. This edition is an example of renumbering of new old stock. Has the same cover art as ACE F-213 (1963).

47021 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1970; March 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

47022 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1970; 1973; nd)

47023 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (c.1963; 1970; 1973; nd; photo cover; movie tie-in)

47023 (back cover)

This edition has a cover that is the one-sheet movie advertisement poster and the back cover includes images from the American International Pictures (AIP) release starring Doug McClure.

47024 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (c.1963; 1970; 1973; nd; plugs the movie on cover; same as ACE 47023)

47025-4 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (c.1963; 1970 1973; June 1979; new cover art)

47026-2 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (c.1963; 1970; 1973; 1979; nd; new cover art)

This last two editions of The Land That Time Forgot have a subheading of "A Novel Of Caspak" and the cover art uses the more modern (German U-boat) submarine image seen in the movie version covers.

47042 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Languages of Pao (cover by Krusek; c.1966; nd; 3rd ACE printing)

The Languages of Pao was originally published as ACE F-390 (1966).

47072-6 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Last Castle (c.1967; 1973; 1st thus)

47073-4 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Last Castle (cover by R. Courtney; c.1967; 1973; March 1982)

The Last Castle was originally published in ACE Double H-21 (1967) bound with Tony Russell Wayman's World of the Sleeper. The Last Castle won the 1967 Nebula Award for best short novel and later the Hugo Award.

47075-0 JAMES P. BLAYLOCK The Last Coin (cover by James Gurney; c.1988; December 1989; 1st ACE mass market printing; ACE fantasy)

47121-8 PETER HANRATTY The Last Knight of Albion (1987; ACE New Infinities edition; ACE fantasy/King Arthur)

This imprint is the "ACE New Infinities" logo.

47161 ANDRE NORTON The Last Planet (original title: Star Rangers; cover by Harry Barton; c.1955; 1969; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Last Planet was originally published in ACE Double D-96 (1955) bound with Alan E. Nourse's A Man Obsessed. It was also released as an ACE Special Edition (single) D-96 (1955) and reprinted in ACE F-366 (nd). All of these editions use the same cover art. In this edition, the art is cropped.

47162 ANDRE NORTON The Last Planet (original title: Star Rangers; c.1955; 1969; nd; different cover art)

47401 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Languages of Pao (cover and title page by Gray Morrow; c. 1957; 1958; 1966; nd; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Notice that the five-digit numbering sequence for this volume is a bit out of place (see ACE 47042). Is this an error in the printing such that it should be listed as 47041? Any AIL users have a copy with a different number?

47420-9 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Lavalite World (cover by Boris Vallejo; 1977; 1st ACE printing; listed as "first publication in any form")

The fifth volume of the "World of Tiers" series.

47440 ANDRE NORTON Lavender-Green Magic (wraparound cover by Charles Mikolaycak and interior illustrations and frontspiece by Judith Gwyn Brown; March 1977; 1st ACE printing)

Originally published by Crowell in 1974, this copy is listed as "First time in paperback" on the front cover. The artwork is not credited on the front matter but is signed on the back cover as "Mikolaycak (c) 76-9."

47440 (back cover)

47521-3 FRANK HERBERT and BILL RANSOM The Lazarus Effect (September 1987)

Sequel to The Jesus Incident.

47800 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (cover by Leo and Diane Dillon; March 1969; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is an ACE Science Fiction Special (1st series). This story won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award. When this happened, ACE Books released it with a cover blurb announcing the awards. However, they used the same cover art as well as the same five-digit number (let's make things confusing for the cataloguers).

47800-8 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness  (c.1969; November 1972; 2nd ACE printing; different cover art)

The 3rd (April 1973) and 4th (June 1973) printings use the same ACE Letter-Number series (47008-8).

47802 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (cover by Alex Ebel; c.1969; 1972; November 1974; 7th ACE printing)

47803 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (cover by Alex Ebel; c.1969; 1972; 1974; January 1975; 8th ACE printing)

47804 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (cover by Alex Ebel; c.1969; 1972; 1974; 1975; February 1976; 11th ACE printing)

47805 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (cover by Alex Ebel; c.1969; 1972; 1974; 1975; December 1976, 13th ACE printing)

The ACE Letter-Number series 47805 was used for the 12th printing (July 1976) and appears to continue being used (13th; December 1976, 14th; June 1977; 15th; June 1978, 16th; November 1978, and 17th; April 1979) until the 18th printing (in January 1980).

S'posedly, based upon the cover note, this volume contains "A new and never-before published introductory essay by the author commissioned especially for this edition."

47806-9 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (cover by Alex Ebel; c.1969; 1972; 1974; 1975; 1976, March 1981; 21st ACE printing)

Note: The 20th printing has the same ACE letter-number series as well as price.  This is possibly the same for the 19th printing, but the 18th printing (January 1980) uses a different ACE letter-number series and has a lower price.  Thank you Bill for the details.

47807-7 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (c.1969; 1972; 1974; 1975; 1976, 1981; nd)

47809-3 URSULA K. LE GUIN The Left Hand of Darkness (c.1969; 1972; 1974; 1975; 1976, 1981; nd)

The Left Hand of Darkness was originally published as ACE Science Fiction Special (1st series) ACE 47800 in March 1969.

47850-6 JAMES H. SCHMITZ Legacy (original title: A Tale of Two Clocks; cover by Bob Adragna; May 1979; 1st ACE printing )

47851-4 JAMES H. SCHMITZ Legacy (original title: A Tale of Two Clocks; cover by Bob Adragna; c.1979; nd)

47962-6 RUTLEDGE ETHERIDGE Legend of the Duelist (cover by Royo; July 1993; 1st ACE printing)

There is another (at least one) reprint of this title with the same ACE letter-number series, no date and same price on cover.


48040-3 WILLIAM C. DIETZ Legion of the Damned (cover by Bruce Jensen; August 1993; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Numerous reprinting of this title using the same ACE letter-number series, with no dates.

48180-9 WILL SHETTERLY and EMMA BULL (eds.) Liavek (1985; 1st ACE printing and PBO; fantasy)

48191-4 WILL SHETTERLY and EMMA BULL (eds.) Liavek: Spells of Binding (cover by D.K.S; 1988; 1st ACE printing; fantasy)

A collection of short stories in a shared fantasy universe.  Includes:

Riding the Hammer (John M. Ford), Portrait of Vengeance (Kara Dalkey), The Skin and Knife Game (Lee Barwood and Charles de Lint), Strings Attached (Nathan A. Bucklin), The Last Part of the Tragical History of Acrilat (Pamela Dean), Mad God (Patricia C. Wrede), The Tale of the Stuffed Levar (Jane Yolen),  An Act of Love (Steven Brust, Gregory Frost and Megan Lindholm) and Spells of Binding (poem by Pamela Dean).

48232-5 JERRY POURNELLE with JOHN F. CARR (eds.) Life Among The Asteroids (cover by Richard Courtney; October 1992; 1st ACE printing)

Volume IV of The Endless Frontier. Short story collection on theme of "life among the asteroids."

48312-7 CONNIE WILLIS Light Raid (cover by John Harris; c.1990; 1996; 2nd ACE edition)

48358-5 MEGAN LINDHOLM The Limbreth Gate (1984; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

48421-2 WILSON TUCKER The Lincoln Hunters (cover by Davis Meltzer; 1975)

Original cover art by Davis Meltzer for The Lincoln Hunters. Acrylic on board; 7" x 11." Another story that was influential in my course of study and interests.

48433-6 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Lion Game (nd; same cover as ACE 48434-4)

48434-4 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Lion Game (cover by Wayne Barlowe; January 1985)

Note that the cover has Wayne Barlowe's signature initals [WB inside a square] on the lower right margin, but the cover art is credited to Steve Durke. The other thing to note is that the blurb on ACE 48433-6 says "A Telzey Amberdon Adventure" whereas ACE 48434-4 has "The Third Telzey Amberdon Adventure."

48490 H. BEAM PIPER Little Fuzzy (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1962, 1976)

48494-0 H. BEAM PIPER Little Fuzzy (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1962; 1976; nd)

48497-2 H. BEAM PIPER Little Fuzzy (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1962; 1976; August 1984; 11th ACE printing)

Little Fuzzy was originally published by Avon Books (1962) and although the Whelan cover art is great, the Avon cover art was even better.

48499-9 ROBERT ASPRIN Little Myth Marker (cover by Walter Velez; July 1987; ACE fantasy)

48922-2 POUL ANDERSON The Long Way Home (cover by Michael Whelan; February 1978)

48923-0 POUL ANDERSON The Long Way Home (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1978; July 1979)

48924-9 POUL ANDERSON The Long Way Home (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1978; 1979; May 1981 and December 1981)

The Long Way Home was expanded from No World of Their Own (1955). No World of Their Own was originally published in ACE Double D-110 (1955) bound with Isaac Asimov's 1,000 Year Plan. No World of Their Own was also published as ACE D-550 (1962).

48928-1 KEITH LAUMER The Long Twilight (cover by Bruce Jensen; January 1986)

48970 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Looking Backward: From the Year 2000 (cover by J. H. Breslow; March 1973; 1st ACE printing)


49051-4 H. BEAM PIPER Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1965; nd)

Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen was originally published as ACE F-342 (1965). Probably one of the three most influential of the H. Beam Piper stories that I read as a child.

49141-3 RANDALL GARRETT Lord Darcy Investigates (September 1981; 1st ACE printing)

49142-1 RANDALL GARRETT Lord Darcy Investigates (c.1981; nd)

49236 ANDRE NORTON Lord of Thunder (cover by Alex Schomberg; c.1963; 1968; nd; probably 3rd ACE printing)

49236 (back cover)

Lord of Thunder was originally published as ACE F-248 (1963) and ACE G-691 (1968)with the same Alex Schomberg cover art.

49236 ANDRE NORTON Lord of Thunder (cover by David Meltzer; c.1963; nd)

49237 ANDRE NORTON Lord of Thunder (cover by David Meltzer; c.1963; nd)

49252-5 PHILIP JOSE FARMER Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin (c.1970; May 1980)

This is an ACE Single with two stories that were originally published as ACE Double 51375 (September 1970).

49255-X GORDON EKLUND Lord Tedric #1 (cover by Gray Morrow; 1978; 1st ACE printing; fantasy)

Fantasy series based upon an idea conceived by E. E. "Doc" Smith (I am not familiar with this - although I have read most of the Smith space operas). This is the first volume of this series. If any AIL users have others or know more about this conception, please drop me an email.

49256-8 GORDON EKLUND Lord Tedric #3: Black Knight of the Iron Sphere (1981; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

49291 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent (original title: Beyond Thirty; cover and title page by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; October 1969; 2nd ACE printing)

The Lost Continent was originally published as ACE F-235 (1963) with the "Science Fiction Classic logo." This edition uses the same Frazetta cover art with the same "Science Fiction Classic logo."

49292 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent (original title: Beyond Thirty; cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; March 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

This edition (and those later) have lost the interior art that was found in ACE 49291 and ACE F-235.

49293 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent (original title: Beyond Thirty; cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; December 1974; 4th ACE printing)

49294 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent (original title: Beyond Thirty; cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; 1974; April 1975; 5th ACE printing)

49295 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent (original title: Beyond Thirty; cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; 1974; 1975; July 1976; 6th ACE printing)

49296-7 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent (original title: Beyond Thirty; cover by Sanjulian; c.1963; 1969; 1973; 1974; 1975; 1976; January 1979; 7th ACE printing)

49492-7 GREG BEAR Lost Souls (original title: Psychlone; c.1979; 1982; 1st thus under this title and as an ACE Charter edition)

This is a re-naming of Greg Bear's Psychlone, originally published in ACE 68790-3.

49500 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1935; 1963; 1969; 2nd ACE printing)

49501 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1935; 1963; 1969; 3rd ACE printing)

On these two edition, there is an "ACE Science Fiction Classic" on the logo. These edition use the same cover art as ACE F-221 (1963) and may represent the re-use of new old stock.

49502 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1935; 1963; 1969; March 1973; 4th ACE printing)

This edition, and later editions, lose the "ACE Science Fiction Classic" on the logo.

49503 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1935; 1963; 1974; 5th ACE printing)

49504 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1935; 1963; nd)

49505 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1935; 1963; nd)

These editions uses the same Frazetta cover art, but loses the "ACE Science Fiction Classic" logo.

49506-0 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost On Venus (cover by Esteban Moroto; c.1935; 1963; June 1979; 8th ACE printing)

49507-9 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Esteban Moroto; c.1935; 1963; 1979; nd)

Lost on Venus was originally published as ACE F-221 (1963).

49515-X ROBERT E. HOWARD The Lost Valley of Iskander (cover by Ken Kelly; 1986; ACE Charter edition; 1st ACE printing)

49515-X (back cover)

49525-7 DALE ESTEY A Lost Tale (June 1986; ACE fantasy mystery?)

49535-4 STEVE WILSON The Lost Traveller (1978)

49548-6 FRED SABERHAGEN Love Conquers All (cover by Bob Adragna; January 1979; 1st ACE printing)

This novel originally appeared in the November (1974), December (1974), and January (1975) issues of Galaxy Magazine.

49851-5 ALLEN STEELE Orbital Decay ('step back' covers and interior illustrations by Romas Kukalis; November 1989; 1st ACE printing)

The cover art for this volume is another publishing gimmick - the "cut out" cover or "step back art."  The idea of a "cut out" on the cover, which only partially exposes another full image underneath, essentially teasing the readers into picking up and opening the book just to see what was underneath.

Original cover art for Orbital Decay by Romas Kukalis.  The first cover is the underlying artwork that was only partially exposed due to the 'cut out.'  Acrylic on masonite, 30" x 18" and signed. The second cover is the top portion of the dual 'cut out' cover art.  Acrylic on masonite, 30" x 18" and signed.

This volume is certainly outside of the ACE letter-number series coding.

49972-4 JAMES P. BLAYLOCK Lord Kelvin's Machine (cover by Jim Thiesen; August 1992; 1st ACE printing)

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