ACE SF 5 Digit Number-Series SF Singles

Five-digit number format: 50000-59999

50347-0 JAMES P. BLAYLOCK Land of Dreams (1988; ACE fantasy)

50366 STEPHEN F. HICKMAN The Lemurian Stone (cover, frontspiece, and map by Stephen Hickman; 1988; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

STEPHEN F. HICKMAN is well known for his cover art and illustrations. This represents his foray into writing, as well as illustrating, his first book (have not found anything else).

50414-0 GORDON R. DICKSON Love Not Human ( February 1981; 1st ACE printing)

50414-0 (back cover)

Short story collection. 

50436-1 MEGAN LINDHOLM Luck of the Wheels (cover by Richard Hescox; December 1989; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

4th book in the Ki and Vandien adventure (fantasy) series.

50485-X ALLEN STEELE Lunar Descent (cover by Bob Eggleton; October 1991)

50531-7 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) Madouc (cover by Sanjulian; 1990)

50532-5 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) Madouc (cover by Sanjulian; c.1990; August 1991)


51010-8 GREGORY FROST Lyrec (cover by Romas; 1984)

51011-6 GREGORY FROST Lyrec (c.1984, nd)

51012-4 GREGORY FROST Lyrec (c.1984, 1986)

51356-5 STEVE PERRY The Machiavelli Interface (cover by Richard Berry; July 1986)

Book 3 in the Matador trilogy

51358-1 FRED SABERHAGEN and MARTIN HARRY GREENBERG (eds.) Machines That Kill (cover by Walter Velez; December 1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Short story collection that includes Killdozer! (Theodore Sturgeon); Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (Cordwainer Smith); Hunting Machine (Carol Emshwiller); Auto-da-FĂ© (Roger Zelazny); Second Variety (Philip K. Dick); Under the Hammer (David Drake); Lost Memory (Peter Phillips); Making the Connections (Barry N. Malzberg); Steel (Richard Matheson); The Iron Chancellor (Robert Silverberg); The Wabbler (Murray Leinster); The Cruel Equations (Robert Sheckley); Combat Unit (Keith Laumer); Fondly Fahrenheit (Alfred Bester); and Goodlife (Fred Saberhagen).

51376-X ESTHER FRIESNER Majyk By Accident (1st ACE printing and PBO; fantasy)

51388 MICHAEL MOORCOCK The Mad God's Amulet (nd)

Book 2 of the Runestaff Series

51401 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mad King (cover and title page by Frank Frazetta;c.1914; 1964; November 1969; listed as "complete and unabridged")

An "ACE Science Fiction Classic" on logo. This may be the 2nd ACE printing as it has the same cover and interior art as ACE F-270.

51402 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mad King (cover and title page by Frank Frazetta; c.1914; 1964; 1969; February 1972)

51403 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mad King (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1914; 1964; 1969; 1972; probably 1976)

51404 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mad King (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1914; 1964; 1969; 1972; nd)

51409 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mad King (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1914; 1964; 1969; 1972; nd)

The Mad King was originally published as ACE F-270 (1964).

51510-X ROGER ZELAZNY Madwand (cover by John Berkey and interior illustrations by Judy King Rieniets; c.1981; November 1981)

51512-6 ROGER ZELAZNY Madwand (cover by John Berkey and interior illustrations by Judy King Rieniets; c.1981; May 1984; 2nd ACE printing - although actually 3rd overall as first was a trade paperback )

The second volume of the Changeling series.

51535-5 AVRAM DAVIDSON (ed.) Magic For Sale (cover by James Warhola; September 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

Short story collection.

51544-4 LARRY NIVEN The Magic Goes Away (cover by Boris Vallejo; 1978; listed as "first publication anywhere!" and has a banner advertising the "Illustrated" nature of this edition)

Illustrated edition with cover artwork by Boris Vallejo and interior illustrations by Esteban Moroto.

51546-0 LARRY NIVEN The Magic Goes Away (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1978; October 1979)

This edition is listed as "First Mass-Market Edition!" and has a banner advertising the "Massively Illustrated" nature of this edition.

51547-9 LARRY NIVEN The Magic Goes Away (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1978; 1979; October 1981; 5th ACE printing)

Note that this volume has a particular banner (lower right) that is found on the ACE 51552-5 edition.

51548-7 LARRY NIVEN (ed.) The Magic May Return (cover and interior illustrations - about 40 - by Alicia Austin; c.1981; 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

51549-5 LARRY NIVEN (ed.) The Magic May Return (cover and interior illustrations - about 40 - by Alicia Austin; c.1981; January 1983; 1st ACE mass market printing)

Collection of six short stories in another of Larry Niven's sandboxes.  There is another edition, using the same ACE letter-number series, but dropping the "First Mass Market," with a publication date of October 1981 (thus, a second or third edition).

51552-5 LARRY NIVEN The Magic Goes Away (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1978; 1979; 1983; 7th ACE printing)

51563-9 JANE YOLEN The Magic Three of Solatia (May 1985; 1st ACE printing)

51569-X CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF A Wizard in Absentia (1993; 1st ACE printing)

51569-X (back cover)

Note that this story is SERIOUSLY out of sequence with the ACE letter-number series numbering scheme (argh).

51590 JOHN ERIC HOLMES Mahars Of Pellucidar (1976; listed as "first paperback publication")

This is one of the few AUTHORIZED novels based upon the ERB series (copyright is to both the author and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.)

51604-1 HARRY HARRISON Make Room, Make Room (1980; 1st ACE printing)

51621-1 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Maker Of Universes (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1965; June 1977)

51624-6 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Maker Of Universes (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1965; 1977; nd)

51627-0 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Maker Of Universes (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1965; 1977; December 1982; 6th ACE printing)

The first book of the World Of The Tiers series

51647-5 BRIAN ALDISS The Malacia Tapestry (cover by Rowena Morrill and interior art by G.B. Tiepolo and Francesco Maggiottoc; 1976; May 1978; 1st ACE printing)

51648-3 BRIAN ALDISS The Malacia Tapestry (cover by Rowena Morrill and interior art by G.B. Tiepolo and Francesco Maggiottoc; c.1976; 1978; June 1981; 2nd ACE printing)

51650-5 BARRY MALZBERG Malzberg At Large (cover by Bob Adragna; 1979; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Malzberg At Large is a collection of six short stories.

51664-5 ALAN DEAN FOSTER Glory Lane (cover by James Gurney; August 1987)

This volume is seriously out of whack with respect to the ACE Letter-Number 'scheme'.

51809 PHILIP K. DICK The Man In The High Castle (1988; 1st ACE printing)

51857-5 FRANK HERBERT and BRIAN HERBERT Man of Two Worlds (cover by John Schoenherr; October 1987; 1st ACE printing)

51886-9 JOHN MORRESSY The Mansions of Space ( July 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

51886-9 (back cover)

51902-4 POUL ANDERSON The Man Who Counts (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1958; 1967; February 1978; 2nd ACE printing)

51904-0 POUL ANDERSON The Man Who Counts (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1958; 1967; 1978; July 1979; 3rd ACE printing)

Originally published as War of the Wing-Men in ACE Double D-303 (1958) bound with The Snows of Ganymede. It was later published as ACE Single G-634 (1967).

51906-7 G. C. EDMONDSON The Man Who Corrupted Earth (cover by Attila Heija; July 1980; 1st ACE printing )

51910 PHILIP K. DICK The Man Who Japed (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1956; 1975)

51910 (back cover)

The Man Who Japed was originally published in ACE Double D-193 (1956) bound with E. C. Tubb's The Space-Born.

51916-4 STEVE PERRY The Man Who Never Missed (cover by James Gurney; 1985; 1st ACE printing)

First book of the "Matador" series.

51918 STEVE PERRY The Man Who Never Missed (c.1985; 1986)

51943-1 D. ALEXANDER SMITH (aka DAVID ALEXANDER SMITH) Marathon (1982)

51944-X SHERI S. TEPPER Marianne, The Magus, and The Manticore (1985; 1st thus; ACE fantasy)

51970-9 LIONEL FENN The Mark of the Moderately Vicious Vampire (nd)


52044-8 IAN WATSON The Martian Inca (cover by Steve Hickman; October 1978; 1st ACE printing)

52075 HENRY KUTTNER The Mask of Circe (wrap-around cover by Bob Pepper and interior illustrations by Alicia Austin; c.1948; 1971, 1st ACE printing and PBO)

The Mask of Circe is a paperback original (PBO) edition of the story originally published in the May 1948 edition of pulp magazine Startling Stories.

52077-4 FRED SABERHAGEN The Mask of the Sun (cover by Dean Ellis; February 1979; 1st ACE printing)

52078-2 FRED SABERHAGEN The Mask of the Sun (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1979; 1981; 2nd ACE printing)

The 3rd printing has has the same letter-number series as the 2nd printing.

52099-5 PATRICIA BRIGGS Masques (cover by Jean Pierre Targete; December 1993; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

52105-3 ALEXEI PANSHIN Masque World: An Anthony Villiers Adventure (cover by Vincent DiFate; c.1969; November 1978; 2nd ACE printing)

52115-0 GORDON R. DICKSON Masters of Everon (cover by Enric; January 1980; 1st ACE printing)

52115-0 (back cover)

52178-9 GORDON R. DICKSON Masters of Everon (cover by Enric; c.1980; October 1980; 1st mass market paperback)

52179-3 GORDON R. DICKSON Masters of Everon (cover by Enric; c.1980; October 1981)

52207 STEVE PERRY Matadora (1986)

52213-0 GLEN COOK A Matter of Time (cover by Barry Jackson; April 1985; 1st ACE printing)

52250-5 BEN BOVA (ed.) Maxwell's Demons (nd; 1st ACE printing)

Contains 15 short stories from Analog.

52303-X WILLIAM C. DIETZ McCade's Bounty (cover by Kirk Reinhert; December 1990; 1st ACE printing)

This volume reprinted in November 1997 with the same ACE letter-number series but with cover art by Edwin Herder.  If any AIL users has a copy, please let me know.

Fourth story in the Sam McCade, interstellar bounty hunter, series.

52360-9 MURRAY LEINSTER The Med Series (cover by James Warhola; May 1983; 1st ACE printing)

Combines the three Med Ship books: The Mutant Weapon, S.O.S. From Three Worlds, and This World is Taboo.

52400 JOHN BRUNNER Meeting at Infinity (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1961; nd; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Meeting At Infinity was originally published in ACE Double D-507 (1961) bound with Kenneth Bulmer's Beyond the Silver Sky. Same cover art as on the ACE Double.

52417-6 JOHN E. STITH Memory Blank (cover by DB; January 1986; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

52438 HARLAN ELLISON Memos From Purgatory (cover by Barclay Shaw; November 1983; 1st ACE printing)

52438 (back cover)

Short story collection from the wunderkid (who is now more an old wunderkid - but still deft and sharp and very interesting).

52460 ROSS ROCKLYNNE The Men and The Mirror (cover by Dean Ellis; February 1973; 1st ACE printing)

Original cover art by Dean Ellis for The Men and The Mirror. Acrylic on board, 25.75" x 15.25" with signature and details on verso.

52470 DONALD A. WOLLHEIM (ed.) Men on the Moon (cover by Gray Morrow; c.1958, 1969; 1st thus)

This anthology was originally a part of ACE Double D-277. This special edition contains a 47-page section consisting entirely of commentary (28 short essays) by science-fiction writers on the 1969 Moon landing as well as the following short stories. Raymond Z. Gallun Operation Pumice, A. Bertram Chandler Jetsam, Frank M. Robinson The Reluctant Heroes, H. B. Fyfe Moonwalk, and Murray Leinster Keyhole. A new introduction and concluding section has been added.

GRAY MORROW (1934-2001) was an illustrator for the comics that included Tarzan, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and Prince Valiant. He provided covers and illustrations for many fiction books and magazines, including the Perry Rhodan book series and Galaxy Magazine. Morrow was nominated for the Hugo Award for best professional artist in 1966, 1967, and 1968.

52552-0 JANE YOLEN Merlin's Booke (cover by Thomas Canty; 1986; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

52560 ALAN E. NOURSE The Mercy Men (cover art unknown but interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1955, 1968, this edition 1970)

An earlier (and briefer) version of this story was originally published as A Man Obsessed in ACE Double D-96 (1955) bound with Andre Norton's The Last Planet.

52562-8 PIERS ANTHONY Mercycle (1992; listed as "First Time in Paperback"; ACE fantasy)

52831 THEA von HARBOU Metropolis (cover by Vincent DiFate; c.1963; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Metropolis was originally published as ACE F-246 (1963).

52975 GERARD F. CONWAY The Midnight Dancers (ACE Science Fiction Special; 1971)


53151 JOHN W. CAMPBELL The Mightiest Machine (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1935. 1947; December 1972; 2nd ACE printing

Note: this edition is one of the ACE "Science Fiction From The Great Years"

Original cover art by Dean Ellis for The Mightiest Machine. Gouache on board, 14" x 8.5" (image area), not signed.

53166-0 CHARLES G. WAUGH and MARTIN HARRY GREENBERG (eds.) Robot Warriors (cover by Joe Adams; October 1991; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Short story collection with Introduction by Gordon R. Dickson.

53167-9 ALGIS BUDRYS, CHARLES G. WAUGH and MARTIN HARRY GREENBERG (eds.) Space Dogfights (cover by Joe Adams; January 1992; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Short story collection with Introduction by Gordon R. Dickson.

53183 JOHN VARLEY Millennium (1983; nd)

Millennium was made into a film starring Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd.

53299 SPIDER ROBINSON Mindkiller (March 1989; 1st ACE imprint printing)

Copyright page has this edition as the fourth printing, but the first three printings were under Berkley imprint. Reprinted by Ace in March 1993 with the same letter-number series and is marked as the 5th printing.  The cover art of this edition is the same used for the Berkley printings.

53306-X JANET ASIMOV Mind Transfer (1989)

53330 FRITZ LEIBER The Mind Spider and Other Stories (cover by Walter Rane; c.1961; 1976; 1st thus in this edition)

The Mind Spider and Other Stories is a collection of 6 short stories that was originally published in ACE Double D-491 (1961) bound with The Big Time. However, in this edition, the sixth story Midnight in the Mirror World replaces the story Try and Change the Past that was published in the 1961 ACE Double edition.

53351-5 ROBERT SHECKLEY Mindswap (cover by Darden Howard; June 1978; 1st ACE printing)

53355-8 IAN WATSON Miracle Visitors (cover by Bob Adragna; December 1978; 1st ACE printing)

53380-9 ROBERT ASPRIN and GEORGE TAKEI Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe (cover by Barclay Shaw; December 1985; 1st ACE printing)

53381-7 ROBERT ASPRIN and GEORGE TAKEI Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe (cover by Barclay Shaw; c.1985; March 1986; 2nd ACE printing)

53382-5 BRUCE STERLING (ed.) Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1988; 1st thus)

Collection of short stories in the "cyberpunk" genre by Greg Bear, Pat Cardigan, William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, Lewis Shiner, and Bruce Sterling.

53503 ANDREW J. OFFUTT The Mists of Doom (c.1977; 1980; probably a later printing)

These volumes continue the saga of characters created by ROBERT E. HOWARD - Cormac Mac Art. Listed as volume #4 in this series. Once again, ACE has published the same tale with different cover art and the same five digit numerical sequence.

53503-8 ANDREW J. OFFUTT The Mists of Doom (c.1977; November 1980; 1st ACE printing)

Different cover art - s'posedly the 1st ACE printing.

53506-2 SIMON R. GREEN Mistworld (cover by Sanjulian; 1992; 1st ACE printing)

53540 GEORGE ZEBROWSKI The Monadic Universe (cover by Paul Alexander; March 1977; 1st ACE printing)

A collection of short stories that includes First Love, First Fear; Starcrossed, Assassins of the Air, Parks of Rest and Culture, The Water Sculptor, Rope of Glass, Heathen God, Interpose, The History Machine, The Cliometricon, Stance of Splendor, The Monadic Universe, and an Introduction by Thomas N. Scortia

53541-0 GEORGE ZEBROWSKI The Monadic Universe (cover by Colin Hay; c.1977; May 1985; 2nd revised ACE printing)

This volume contains all of the short stories from the 1977 edition as well as a foreword by Howard Waldrop Ideas That Will Kill Your Grandmother and an additional story titled The Word Sweep.

53570 D. G. COMPTON The Missionaries (frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; 1972; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

53570 (back cover)

53587 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Monster Men (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; c.1929; 1963; 1969)

53587 (back cover)

An "ACE Science Fiction Classic" on logo. This may be the 2nd ACE printing.  Text follows the 1929 hardcover edition.

53588 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Monster Men (cover by Enric; c.1929; 1963; 1969; June 1972)

Note that this edition does not have an ACE logo.

53590 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Monster Men (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1929; 1963; 1969; 1972; January 1977)

53591 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Monster Men (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1929; 1963; 1969; 1972; 1977; February 1979)

The Monster Men was originally published as ACE F-182 (1963).

53701 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Maid (c.1923; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

An "ACE Science Fiction Classic" on logo. This edition uses the same cover art from F-157 and may be the 2nd ACE printing.

53702 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Maid (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1923; 1962; January 1974)

53703  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Maid (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1923; 1962; 1974; nd)

53704  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Maid (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1923; 1962; 1974; 1976)

53705-7  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Maid (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1923; 1962; 1974; 1976; September 1978; 7th ACE printing)

The Moon Maid was originally published as ACE F-157 (1962).

53719-7 CHARLES de LINT Moonheart (1984)

53719-7 (back cover)

53752 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Men (cover by Frank Frazetta and title-page illustration by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1925; 1962; March 1974)

53753 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Men (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1925; 1962; 1974; nd)

53755-3 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Men (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1925; 1962; 1974; September 1978; 7th printing)

53756-1 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Men (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1925; 1962;1974; nd)

The Moon Men was originally published as ACE F-159 (1962). These volumes all use the same Frazetta cover art.

53813-4 RICHARD KADREY Metrophage (1988; 1st ACE printing)

53870 JOHN W. CAMPBELL The Moon Is Hell (c.1951; January 1973; 1st ACE printing)

Note: this edition is one of the ACE "Science Fiction From The Great Years"

53899 ANDRE NORTON Moon of 3 Rings (c.1967; 1970; nd)


54101 ANDRE NORTON Moon of 3 Rings (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1967; 1970)

54102 ANDRE NORTON Moon of 3 Rings (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1967; 1970; 1972)

54103 ANDRE NORTON Moon of 3 Rings (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1967; 1970; 1972; 1974)

54104-6 ANDRE NORTON Moon of 3 Rings (cover by Paul Alexander; c.1967; 1970; 1972; 1974; July 1978; 5th ACE printing)

Moon of 3 Rings was originally published as ACE H-33 (1967).

54172-0 JOHN MYERS MYERS The Moon's Fire-Eating Daughter (cover by Walter Velez; October 1984; 1st ACE printing)

Sequel to Silverlock.

54201 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN Moondust (cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1968; 1977; 2nd ACE printing)

Moondust was originally published as ACE G-758 (1968).

54215-8 TERESA EDGERTON The Moon In Hiding (nd; 1st ACE printing)

Book Two of the Green Lion Trilogy.

54220-4 JOHN ERIC HOLMES Mordred (1980; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

The "authorized" sequel to the Armageddon 2419 A. D. Developed from an outline by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. John Eric Holmes also did some "authorized" sequel work to Edgar Rice Burroughs tales.

54460 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mucker (cover by Frank Frazetta; June 1974; 1st ACE printing)

54462 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mucker (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1914; 1974; nd)

I have no idea where this fits into E.R.B.'s conceptional universe - if you do, let me know - I could not get pass the first 30 pages.

54476-2 STEVE PERRY Brother Death (cover by Royo; December 1992; 1st ACE printing)

A Matador novel - thus this title has some other aspect to allow it to be placed in this ACE letter-number series.

54484-3 CHARLES de LINT Mulengro: A Romany Tale (1985)

54500-9 MARK ADLARD Multiface (cover by Paul Alexander; April 1978; 1st ACE printing)

54540-8 RANDALL GARRETT Murder and Magic (cover by Bob Adragna; January 1979; 1st ACE printing)

54541-6 RANDALL GARRETT Murder and Magic (cover by Bob Adragna; c.1979; September 1981; 2nd ACE printing)

54542-4 RANDALL GARRETT Murder and Magic (cover by Bob Adragna; c.1979; 1981; 1982; 3rd ACE printing)

54551-6 RANDALL GARRETT Murder and Magic (cover by Bob Adragna; c.1979; 1981)

This volume actually was never printed.  This was a pre-publication cover for the second printing that had the wrong letter number on the cover and spine (54551-6); it was sent to booksellers for ordering only [without a book attached].

Four linked short stories: The Eyes Have It, A Case of Identity, The Muddle of the Woad, and A Stretch of the Imagination. These volumes all use the same cover art by Bob Adragna.


55132-7 CHARLES SHEFFIELD My Brother's Keeper (August 1982; 1st ACE printing)

55134-3 CHARLES SHEFFIELD My Brother's Keeper (same cover art as ACE 55132-7; c.1982; March 1986; 2nd ACE printing)

55276-5 ROBERT ASPRIN Myth-ing Persons (cover by Walter Velez; nd; ACE Fantasy)

55279-X ROBERT ASPRIN Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections  (cover by Walter Velez; November 1988; 1st ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)

55282-X ROBERT ASPRIN M.Y.T.H. Inc. In Action (cover by Walter Velez; 1991; ACE Fantasy)

55519-5 ROBERT ASPRIN Myth Conceptions (cover by Walter Velez; February 1985; 1st ACE printing ACE Fantasy)

55529-2 ROBERT ASPRIN Myth Directions (nd; 9th ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)


56010 GORDON R. DICKSON Naked To The Stars (June 1980; 1st ACE printing)

56011-3 GORDON R. DICKSON Naked To The Stars (nd; same cover art as ACE 56010)

56400-3 NEIL RANDALL Storm of Dust (1987; 1st thus)

This is a novel based upon David Drake's series - Dragon Lord. Listed as "A Crossroads Adventure" that suggests other in this series (which I have not seen yet). Note this volume is out of sequence with respect to the letter-number series.

56566-2 SIMON HAWKE The Nautilus Sanction (December 1985)

A "Time Wars" novel, listed as 5th in the series.

56575-1 ROBERT CHAM GILMAN (aka ALFRED COPPEL) The Navigator of Rhada (1986; 1st ACE printing)

56797-5 JOE HALDEMAN (ed.) Nebula Award Stories 17 (cover by Jeffrey Ridge; c.1983; June 1985; 1st ACE printing)

Originally published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1983; hardcover). Stories include an Introduction (Joe Haldeman); 1981 and Counting (essay by Algis Budrys); Venice Drowned (Kim Stanley Robinson); The Quiet (George Guthridge -as by George Florance-Guthridge); Going Under (Jack Dann); Johnny Mnemonic (William Gibson); Films and Television—1981 (essay by Baird Searles); Zeke (Tim Sullivan - as by Timothy Robert Sullivan); The Saturn Game (Poul Anderson); Disciples (Gardner Dozois); The Quickening (Michael Bishop); The Pusher (John Varley); The Claw of the Conciliator (Excerpt) (Gene Wolfe); Meeting Place (poem by Ken Duffin); On Science Fiction (poem by Thomas M. Disch); and Appendices (Nebula Award Stories Seventeen).

56851-3 GORDON R. DICKSON Necromancer (cover by Stephen Hickman; April 1981)

56852-1 SHERRI S. TEPPER Necromancer Nine (cover by James Christensen; 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Fantasy)

56852-1 (back cover)

Book 2 of the True Game series. 

56853-X SHERRI S. TEPPER Necromancer Nine (cover by James Christensen; 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Fantasy)

Listed as sequel to King's Blood Four.  I am not certain whether this volume or 56852-1 is the true first printing (they both have the same cover art).  If an AIL user has insight, please let me know.

56856-4 GORDON R. DICKSON Necromancer (cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1981; April 1987; 5th ACE printing)

56857-2 SHERRI S. TEPPER Necromancer Nine (cover by James Christensen; 1983; 3rd ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)

56872-6 ROBERT SILVERBERG Needle in a TIme Stack (cover by Don Dixon; c.1966; November 1985; 1st ACE printing)

56940 LEIGH BRACKETT The Nemesis From Terra (cover by Carlos Ochagavia; c.1961; December 1976; 2nd ACE printing)

The Nemesis From Terra was originally published in ACE Double F-123 (1961) bound with Robert Silverberg's Collision Course.

LEIGH DOUGLAS BRACKETT (b. 1915; d. 1978) was one of the earliest of the women science fiction (and fantasy) writers. Her first published science fiction story, Martian Quest, appeared in Astounding in 1940. She was a prolific writer in the genres of science fiction (her most recognized story is probably The Long Tomorrow, c. 1955 - ACE F-135), mystery, and western as well as television and movie scripts ("The Big Sleep" - 1946 and "Rio Bravo" - 1958).

56941-2 LOREN J. MacGREGOR The Net (1987; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

56941-2 (back cover)

This is one of the "New ACE Science Fiction Special Editions" edited by Terry Carr.

56956-0 WILLIAM GIBSON Neuromancer (cover by James Warhola; July 1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

56956-0 (back cover)

This is one of the "New ACE Science Fiction Special Editions" edited by Terry Carr. Probably the starting point of the cyberpunk movement, but his second book, Count Zero, is much better (in my opinion).  Actually, I still think the precursor for the cyberpunk movement is Brunner's Shockwave Rider.

56959-5 WILLIAM GIBSON Neuromancer (cover by John Shirley; c.1984; 1986)

Note the awards won: Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick.

56973-0 KIRK MITCHELL Never The Twain (1987; 1st ACE printing and PBO)


57101-8 KIRK MITCHELL New Barbarians (December 1986)

Sequel to Procurator.

57270 TERRY CARR (ed.) New Worlds of Fantasy (nd)

57271 TERRY CARR (ed.) New Worlds of Fantasy #2 (cover and interior art (one small drawing per story) by Kelly Freas; 1970; 1st thus)

Contains Robert Sheckley The Petrified World, Keith Roberts The Scarlet Lady, Avram Davidson They Loved Me in Utica, Jorge Luis Borges The Library of Babel, B. J. Bayley The Ship of Disasters, Joanna Russ Window Dressing, Harry Harrison By the Falls, Kris Neville The Night of the Nickel Beer, David Redd A Quiet Kind of Madness, Roger Zelazny A Museum Piece, Terry Carr Introduction and The Old Man of the Mountains, Britt Schweitzer En Passant, Wilmar H. Shiras Backward, Turn Backward, Thomas M. Disch His Own Kind, Katherine MacLean Perchance to Dream, Leonid Andreyeff Lazarus, R. A. Lafferty The Ugly Sea, and Robert Bloch The Movie People.

57272 TERRY CARR (ed.) New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (cover by Kenneth Smith and interior art (one drawing per story) by Alicia Austin; 1971; 1st thus)

Contains Terry Carr Introduction and Sleeping Beauty, Peter S. Beagle Farrell and Lila the Werewolf, R. A. Lafferty Adam Had Three Brothers, Avram Davidson Big Sam, Edgar Pangborn Longtooth, Fritz Leiber The Inner Circles, Victor Contoski Von Goom's Gambit, Zenna Henderson Through a Glass - Darkly, Roger Zelazny The Stainless Steel Leech, Robert Bloch The Plot is the Thing, Jorge Luis Borges Funes the Memorious, J. G. Ballard Say Goodbye to the Wind, and William M. Lee A Message From Charity.

57420 ROBERT SILVERBERG Next Stop The Stars (cover by Don Ivan Punchatz; c.1962; February 1977)

Next Stop The Stars was originally published in ACE Double F-145 (1962) bound with The Seed of Earth. This edition has a new introduction (c. 1977) by the author.

57446-7 KARA DALKEY The Nightingale (1991; 1st thus; ACE fantasy)

57450-5 POUL ANDERSON The Night Face (original title: Let the Spacemen Beware!; cover by Michael Whelan; c.1963; February 1978; 2nd ACE printing)

Includes an Introduction by Poul Anderson and an Afterword by Sandra Miesel.

57451-3 POUL ANDERSON The Night Face (original title: Let the Spacemen Beware!; cover by Michael Whelan; c.1963; 1978; July 1979)

Let the Spacemen Beware! was originally published in ACE Double F-109 (1963) bound with Kenneth Bulmer's The Wizard of the Starship Poseidon.

This ACE Letter-Number edition was later reprinted (with same cover art and price) in November 1981.

57457-2 EMMA BULL Bone Dance (cover by Jean Targete; May 1991; 1st ACE printing and PBO; urban fantasy)

Yes, this title is SERIOUSLY out of sequence with the ACE number-letter series, but I did check several different ways and this is the 5-digit number code assigned (argh).

57613-3 DAVID MACE Nightrider (1987)

57751 ANDRE NORTON Night of Masks (cover by Gray Morrow; c.1965; July 1969; 2nd ACE printing)

Note the re-use of old/new stock for this edition.

57752 ANDRE NORTON Night of Masks (cover by JW; c.1965; 1969; September 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

57753 ANDRE NORTON Night of Masks (cover by JW; c.1965; 1969; 1973; nd; 4th ACE printing)

Night of Masks was originally published as ACE F-365 (December 1965).

57892-6 PETER HEATH FINE Night Trains (January 1981; 1st ACE printing; ACE Charter edition)


58024-6 MARK E. ROGERS The Nightmare Of God (cover by Royo; July 1988; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

The Nightmare of God is the sequel to Zorachus.

58050 R. A. LAFFERTY Nine Hundred Grandmothers (cover by Leo and Diane Dillon; 1970)

Short story collection and one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials.

58052-3 R. A. LAFFERTY Nine Hundred Grandmothers (wrap around cover by Charles Mikolaycak; c.1970; January 1982; 2nd ACE printing)

58085-8 RU EMERSON Night-Threads: Book One: The Calling of the Three (cover by Larry Elmore; 1990; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

58086-6 RU EMERSON Night-Threads: Book Two: The Two in Hiding (cover by Larry Elmore; 1991; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

58087-4 RU EMERSON Night-Threads: Book Three: One Land, One Duke (cover by Larry Elmore; 1992; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

58088-2 RU EMERSON Night-Threads: The Craft of Light (1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

58103-X JACK L. CHALKER Ninety Trillon Fausts (cover by Darrell K. Sweet; c.1991; November 1992; 1st ACE mass market printing)

58105-6 STEVE PERRY The 97th Step (wrap around cover by Royo; December 1989; 1st ACE printing)

58117-X HAL CLEMENT The Nitrogen Fix (cover and interior illustrations by Janet Aulisio; September 1980; 1st ACE printing ;October 1981; 1st ACE mass market edition)

58250 ROGER DIXON Noah II (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1970)

Listed as "original story idea by Basil Bova and Roger Dixon." Cover blurb indicates that this story is "Soon to be a major motion picture." Hmmmm - never saw it.

58251 ROGER DIXON Noah II (cover by R. DeAnda; c.1970; 1975)

58252 ROGER DIXON Noah II (cover by R. DeAnda; c.1970; 1975; nd)

58328-8 HARLAN ELLISON No Doors, No Windows (cover by Barclay Shaw; July 1983; 1st ACE printing)

58328-8 (back cover)

Short story (16) collection with a photograph of a young Harlan Ellison on back cover.

58417-9 SIMON GREEN Hawk & Fisher (cover by Louis Royo; nd; ACE fantasy)

Simon Green is also the author of the "Nightside" fantasy series. Note that this volume is seriously out of sequence for the ACE letter-numbering series (argh - wish they would follow the rules - must be some series title that starts with an "N" maybe?).

58613-9 C. L. MOORE Northwest Smith (cover by Jim Burns; October 1982; 1st ACE printing)

Collects all of the Northwest Smith "Martian" stories from the pulps. Originally printed in hardcover under the title "Scarlet Dream"(1981). There are three reprints with the same letter-number series, the 4th printing in December 1985.  All use the same Jim Burns cover art.

Contents are here:  http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?168061

58614-7 C. L. MOORE Northwest Smith (cover by Jim Burns; c.1982; April 1986; 5th ACE printing)

58615-5 DAVID DRAKE Northworld Vengeance (cover by Roger Loveless; April 1991; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

58616-3 DAVID DRAKE Northworld Justice (cover by Roger Loveless; April 1992; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

58632 JANET ASIMOV and ISAAC ASIMOV Norby and The Oldest Dragon (cover by David Dorman; c.1990; 1993; 1st ACE printing)

58633-3 JANET ASIMOV and ISAAC ASIMOV The Norby Chronicles (cover by Barclay Shaw; 1986)

The Norby Chronicles contains Norby the Mixed-Up Robot and Norby's Other Secret.

58635-X JANET ASIMOV and ISAAC ASIMOV Norby: Robot For Hire (1987; 1st ACE printing)

58637-6 JANET ASIMOV and ISAAC ASIMOV Norby Through Time and Space (1988; 1st ACE printing)

58638-4 JANET ASIMOV and ISAAC ASIMOV Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure (1991; 1st ACE printing)

58694-5 MIKE RESNICK Oracle (cover by Keith Birdsong; October 1992; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

58694-5 (back cover)

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