ACE SF 5 Digit Number-Series SF Singles

Five-digit number format: 70000-79999

70283-X BRIAN HERBERT The Race For God (cover by Joe Burleson; August 1990; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

70301 RALPH MILNE FARLEY The Radio Beasts (c.1925; 1964; nd)

ACE Books originally published The Radio Beast as ACE F-304 (1964). This is actually the sequel to The Radio Planet.

70320 RALPH MILNE FARLEY The Radio Planet (c.1926; 1964; July 1976; 2nd ACE printing )

Originally published in 1926 as a serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly. This is a "Science Fiction From the Great Years" volume.

ACE Books originally published The Radio Planet as ACE F-312 (1964).

These are both "Science Fiction from the Great Years" editions.

70555-3 RICHARD KIRK Raven - Swordmistress of Chaos (cover by Royo; c.1978; February 1987; 1st ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)

70561-8 RICHARD D. KIRK (house psuedonym for ROBERT HOLDSTOCK) Raven 2: A Time of Ghosts (1987; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

70567-7 RICHARD D. KIRK (house psuedonym for ANGUS WELLS) Raven 3: The Frozen God (1987; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

70575-8 RICHARD D. KIRK (house psuedonym for ANGUS WELLS) Raven 5: A Time of Dying (1988; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

In keeping with the ACE letter-number system, this series of fantasy stories start with Raven.

70801-3 TIM LUKEMAN Rajan (1982; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)


71065 ROBERT CHAM GILMAN (aka ALFRED COPPEL) The Rebel of Rhada (cover by Richard Loehle, frontispiece by Jack Gaughan; 1968)

First of a young-adult trilogy; the later two volumes did not appear in paperback for decades. The hardcover edition of this story was published in 1968 prior to the paperback release.

71083-2 E. C. TUBB Lallia: Dumarest Of Terra #6 (1982)

Notice that according to the ACE numbering scheme, this title is completely out of place. Lallia was originally published as ACE Double 71082 with Nunes and Nunes Recoil (which is why it was in the 71000 series). But it appears by the time of this release even the ACE people has begun to lose track of why (and how) their complicated numbering scheme worked. I wish to thank a helpful AIL user for pointing out this oddness.

71085 ROBERT SILVERBERG Recalled To Life (cover by Don Punchatz; February 1977; listed as "First Paperback Publication")

71100 ANDRE NORTON Red Hart Magic (interior illustrations by Donna Diamond; 1979; 1st ACE printing)

71135 PHILIP JOSE FARMER Behind the Walls of Terra (cover by Gray Morrow; 1970; 1st ACE printing)

This is another ACE where the numbering scheme and the title do not correspond. There is an ACE 05360 to ACE 05374 group of titles for Behind the Walls of Terra also having a 1970 publication date.

71140 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Red Planet (cover by Steele Savage and frontspiece illustration by Clifford Geary; c.1949; nd)

Original preliminary cover art by Steele Savage for Red Planet. Gouache on Strathmore paper.  6 7/8" x 4 1/4" Unsigned.

STEELE SAVAGE (1898 - 1970) was a prolific book and magazine illustrator who worked in the industry as a professional illustrator from the 1930s through the 1970s.

71156-1 DAVID C. SMITH and RICHARD L. TIERNEY Red Sonja #1: The Ring of Ikribu (cover by Boris Vallejo; December 1981; 1st ACE printing)

RED SONJA is based on the character created by ROBERT E. HOWARD. This volume includes an Introduction : The Creation of Red Sonja by Roy Thomas. Note that the copyright for all of these Smith and Tierney volumes is attributed to Glenn Lord. In addition, there are a number of reprints (but the number system often does not handle it very well).

71157-X  DAVID C. SMITH and RICHARD L. TIERNEY Red Sonja #2: Demon Night (cover by Boris Vallejo; March 1982; 1st ACE printing)

71158-8  DAVID C. SMITH and RICHARD L. TIERNEY Red Sonja #3: When Hell Laughs (cover by Boris Vallejo; June 1982; 1st ACE printing)

71159-1 DAVID C. SMITH and RICHARD L. TIERNEY Red Sonja #4; Endithor's Daughter (cover by Boris Vallejo; October 1982; 1st ACE printing)

There is a 71159-6 edition with same cover art and publication history.

71160 D. D. CHAPMAN and DELORIS LEHMAN TARZAN Red Tide (cover by Dean Ellis; 1975; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

71160 (back cover)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (2nd. Series) and listed as #2.

71161-8  DAVID C. SMITH and RICHARD L. TIERNEY Red Sonja #5: Against the Prince of Hell (cover by Boris Vallejo; February 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

71162-6  DAVID C. SMITH and RICHARD L. TIERNEY Red Sonja #6: Star of Doom (cover by Boris Vallejo; May 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

71163-4  DAVID C. SMITH and RICHARD L. TIERNEY Red Sonja #1: The Ring of Ikribu (cover by Boris Vallejo; November 1982; 2nd ACE printing)

71350-5 GREGORY FROST Remscela (cover by Stephen Lavis; 1988; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

Sequel to Tain.

71401-3 JAY D. BLAKENEY (aka DEBORAH A. CHESTER) Requiem for Anthi (February 1990; 1st ACE printing)

Deborah Ann Chester also uses the pseudonym of Sean Dalton.

71435 JOHN T. SLADEK Mechasm (original title: The Reproductive System; c.1968; 1969; 1st US edition)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (1st. Series).

71502-8 KEITH LAUMER Retief At Large (cover by Bob Adragna; c.1979; nd)

71503-6 KEITH LAUMER Retief At Large (cover by Bob Adragna; May 1979; 1st ACE printing)

71504-4 KEITH LAUMER Retief At Large (cover by Bob Adragna; c.1979; nd)

This edition includes Cultural Exchange, Saline Solution, The Castle of Light, Wicker Wonderland, The Brass God, Mechanical Advantage, Dam Nuisance, Grime and Punishment, The Forbidden City, The Piecemakers, Ballots and Bandits and Pime Doesn't Cray

71506-0 KEITH LAUMER Retief Unbound (cover by Bob Adragna; c.1979; ~1983; 4th ACE printing)

Collection of Retief stories, some originally published in Envoy to New Worlds in ACE Double F-223 (1963) bound with Robert Moore Williams' Flight From Yesterday.

Protocol, Sealed Orders, Aide Memoire, Policy, and Palace Revolution. The last story is Retief's Ransom, a 196 page novella that I believe is a first publication in this edition. Please note that publication data on these volumes is the same.

71592-3 KEN GRIMWOOD Replay (nd; 5th ACE printing)

Listed as "Winner of the World Fantasy Award."


72230-X CHARLES de LINT The Riddle of the Wren (1985; 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

72351-9 JACK L. CHALKER Riders of the Winds (cover by Darrell Sweet; May 1988; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

Book Two of the Changewind series.

72781 ALEXEI PANSHIN Rite of Passage (modifed cover art by Leo and Diane Dillon; c.1968; November 1969; 2nd ACE printing)

Rite of Passage was originally published as an ACE Science Fiction Special (1st series) in the letter-number series A-16 (1968). The cover art was by Leo and Diane Dillion and this edition reuses part of it. It also lists the Nebula Award (1968) recognition on the cover. Thus, it is probably the 2nd printing.

72782 ALEXEI PANSHIN Rite of Passage (cover by Don Ivan Punchatz; c.1968; April 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

72783 ALEXEI PANSHIN Rite of Passage (cover by Don Ivan Punchatz; c.1968; 1973; November 1974; 4th ACE printing)

72784 ALEXEI PANSHIN Rite of Passage (c.1968; 1973; 1974; 1975; 5th ACE printing)

72785-9 ALEXEI PANSHIN Rite of Passage (c.1968; 1973; 1974; 1975; July 1978; 6th ACE printing)


73100-7 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Road to the Rim (c.1962) and The Hard Way Up (c.1972; April 1978)

Book 1 of the Commodore John Grimes series. Note: this is a double novel with a single cover .

73122-8 MICHAEL P. KUBE-McDOWELL Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Book 2: Odyssey (cover and interior illustrations by Paul Rivoche; July 1987; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

73126-0 MIKE McQUAY Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Book 2: Suspicion (cover and interior illustrations by Paul Rivoche; August 1987; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

73127-9 STEPHEN LEIGH Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens: Changeling   (cover and interior illustrations by Paul Rivoche; August 1989; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

I am uncertain of the correct title format for this Asimov series.  The "Robots and Aliens" phrase works for the ACE letter-number series, but the titles on ACE 73126-0 do not follow the same format unless it is "Robot City" that is the phrase used (argh - sometimes the ACE letter-number system is just obtuse). 

73291 URSULA K. LeGUIN Rocannon's World (cover by Leonard; c.1966; 1972; 2nd ACE printing)

73292 URSULA K. LeGUIN Rocannon's World (cover by Leonard; c.1966; 1972; November 1974)

Publication information from Locus (v. 167).  Thank you Bill.

73293 URSULA K. LeGUIN Rocannon's World (cover by Leonard; c.1966; 1972; 1974; nd)

73294-1 URSULA K. LeGUIN Rocannon's World (cover by Leonard; c.1966; 1972; 1974; 1980)

Note the cover art by Leonard has been cropped to fit the new cover design format.

73295-X URSULA K. LeGUIN Rocannon's World (cover by Leonard; c.1966; 1972; 1974; September 1981)

73296-8 URSULA K. LeGUIN Rocannon's World (c.1966; 1972; 1974; nd)

Rocannon's World was originally published in ACE Double G-574 (1966) bound with Avram Davidson's The Kar-Chee Reign.

73330 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Rocket Ship Galileo (nd)

73330 (back cover)

73339-5 ALAN E. NOURSE Rocket to Limbo (cover by Don Dixon; c.1959; October 1986; 1st thus)

Rocket to Limbo was originally published as part of ACE Double D-385 (1959) bound with John Brunner's Echo in the Skull.

73380-8 JOHN SILBERSACK Rogers' Rangers (1983; 1st ACE printing)

Another of these novels set in Philip Frances Nowlan's sandbox (from an outline by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle).

73390-5 AVRAM DAVIDSON The Kar-Chee Reign and Rogue Dragon (cover by Olivia De Berardinis; c. 1965, 1966, March 1979; 1st ACE printing)

Note: this is a double novel with a single cover - much like the five digit number series ACE SF doubles. The Kar-Chee Reign was originally published in ACE Double G-574 (1966) bound with Ursula K. LeGuin's Rocannon's World.

73438 KENNETH BULMER Roller Coaster World (cover by Kelly Freas; July 1972; 1st ACE printing)

73440 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN The Rolling Stones (cover by Steele Savage; c.1952; nd)

Original preliminary cover art by Steele Savage for The Rolling Stones. Gouache on Strathmore paper.  4 3/8" x 7 1/4." Unsigned.

A condensed version of this story was published in Boy's Life under the title Tramp Space Ship.

STEELE SAVAGE (1898 - 1970) was a prolific book and magazine illustrator who worked in the industry as a professional illustrator from the 1930s through the 1970s.

73441 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN The Rolling Stones (c.1952; nd)

73441 (back cover)

73450 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Rolltown (cover by Vincent Di Fate; June 1976; 1st ACE printing)

A shorter version of this story appeared as The Towns Must Roll in Galaxy Magazine.

73450 (back cover)

73532 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (cover by Josh Kirby; c.1959; nd)

73532 (back cover)

Secret of the Lost Race was originally published in ACE Double D-381 (1959) bound with Jerry Sohl's One Against Herculum.

73553-3 DAN CRAWFORD Rouse A Sleeping Cat (cover by Bryant Eastman; 1993; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

73576-2 ANNE McCAFFREY The Rowan (cover by Romas; 1991)

73690-4 ARDATH MAYHAR Runes of the Lyre (nd; ACE fantasy)

73694-7 CLAYTON EMERY Runesword: Volume One - Outcasts (1990; 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

73695-5 ROSE ESTERS and TOM WHAM Runesword: Volume Two - Skryling's Blade (cover by Larry Elmore; 1990; 1st ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)

73698-X MARK ACRES Runesword: Volume Five - Dark Divide ( cover by Larry Elmore; 1991; 1st ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)

Fantasy series of Runesword - not certain about how to cite this type of title and series. Let me know if there is a proper format.


74522-9 LILLIAN STEWART CARL Sabazel (cover by Dawn Wilson; 1985; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

74860-0 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN To Sail Beyond the Sunset (nd)

74956-9 TOM REAMY San Diego Lightfoot Sue and Other Stories (nd; ACE fantasy)

Collection of short stories that includes:  Twilla (1974), Under the Hollywood Sign (1975), Beyond the Cleft (1974), San Diego Lightfoot Sue (1975), Dinosaurs (1976), The Sweetwater Factor (1976), The Mistress of Windraven (1976), The Detweiler Boy (1977), Insects in Amber (1978), Waiting for Billy Star (1978) and 2076: Blue Eyes (1979).

74962-3 WYNNE WHITEFORD Sapphire Road (1986)

74981 ANDRE NORTON Sargasso of Space (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1957; nd)

74982 ANDRE NORTON Sargasso of Space (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1957; nd)

74984-4 ANDRE NORTON Sargasso of Space (cover by Don Brautigan; c.1957; nd)

74985-2 ANDRE NORTON Sargasso of Space (cover by Walter Velez; c.1957; November 1981; 6th ACE printing)

Listed as "Book 1 in the "Solar Queen" series."

74986 ANDRE NORTON Sargasso of Space (c.1957; 1981; nd)

74987 ANDRE NORTON Sargasso of Space (c.1957; 1981; nd)

Sargasso of Space was originally published in ACE Double D-249 (1957) under the pseudonym of Andrew North. It was bound with Philip K. Dick's The Cosmic Puppets.


75045 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Satellite City (cover by Davis Meltzer; 1975; 1st ACE printing)

75057-5 DENNIS SCHMIDT Satori (November 1981; 1st ACE printing)

75058-3 DENNIS SCHMIDT Satori (c.1981; 1982; 2nd ACE printing)

75059-1 DENNIS SCHMIDT Satori (c.1981; 1982; May 1986; 3rd ACE printing)

75131 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Savage Pellucidar (cover and interior illustrations by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; November 1969; 3rd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

75132 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Savage Pellucidar (cover and interior illustrations by Frank Frazetta; c.1963;1969; January 1973; 4th ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

75134 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Savage Pellucidar (c.1963; 1969; 1973; nd)

75135-0 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Savage Pellucidar (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; August 1978)

75136-9 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Savage Pellucidar (c.1963; 1969; 1973; 1978; nd)

Savage Pellucidar was originally published as ACE F-280 (1964).

75391-4 JOHN E. STITH Scapescope (cover by Barclay Shaw; 1984; 1st ACE printing)

75400-7 BRUCE STERLING Schismatrix (June 1986; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

The Mechanist and Shaper short stories tied into one novel. A definite "must" read in the post-human/singularity concept vision.

75415-5 REGINALD BRETNOR The Schimmelhorn File: Memoirs of a Dirty Old Genius (cover by Vincent Di Fate; February 1979; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Short story collection and essays. Contents are here: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?46522

75429 CAROL and FREDERIK POHL (eds.) Science Fiction: The Great Years (c.1973; August 1976; 2nd ACE printing)

Same cover art and contents as ACE 75430.

75430 CAROL and FREDERIK POHL (eds.) Science Fiction: The Great Years (January 1973; 1st ACE printing)

Eric Frank Russell .... And Then There Were None; William Tenn The Liberation of Earth; Raymond Z. Gallum Old Faithful; Frederic Brown Placet is a Crazy Place; James MacCreigh Wings of the Lightning Land; C. M. Kornbluth The Little Black Bag; and H. L. Gold A Matter of Form.

75431 CAROL and FREDERIK POHL (eds.) Science Fiction: The Great Years - Vol. II (cover by Don Ivan Punchatz; February 1976; 1st ACE printing)

A. E. van Vogt The Rull; Katherine MacLean And Be Merry; William Morrison The Sack; Theodore Sturgeon Mewhu's Jet; Alfred Bester Time is the Traitor; Robert A. Heinlein Columbus Was A Dope; and Dirk Wylie and Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr. When Time Went Mad.

75440 SAM J. LUNDWALL Science Fiction: What It`s All About (c.1969; July 1971; 1st ACE printing; Bibliography and Reference)

75441 SAM J. LUNDWALL Science Fiction: What It`s All About (c.1969; 1971; printed 1977; Bibliography and Reference)

A history and evaluation of 'science fiction' in literature, film, and television (up to late 1960's). These volumes are also listed in the ACE POTPOURRI section.

Original cover art for Science Fiction: What It's All About. Acrylic on board. 24.5" x 15.5." Verso has title, ACE letter-number series (note the crossed out notation for ACE 75440) and year of art (1971).

75655 EDMUND COOPER Sea-Horse in the Sky (May 1978; 1st thus)

75676-X GARY GYGAX Sea of Death: Gord the Rogue (1987; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

In addition to the ACE logo and letter-number information on the cover, there is also an 'infinity symbol' surrounded by the text 'New Infinities Productions, Inc.' that may be related to game-design aspect of this novel (and Gygax himself).

75682-4 JACK DANN and GARDNER DOZOIS (eds.) Seaserpents (1989; 1st ACE printing)

Short story collection (10) dealing with the "marvelous monsters of the deep."

75690 GEORGE BAMBER The Sea Is Boiling Hot (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1971; 1st ACE printing)

75695 ANDRE NORTON Sea Siege (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1962; 1969)

75696 ANDRE NORTON Sea Siege (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1962; 1969; 1971)

Sea Siege was originally published in ACE Double F-147 (1962) bound with Eye of the Monster.

75704-9 BRIN W. ALDISS Seasons In Flight (cover by John Harris; December 1988; 1st ACE printing)

This is the same cover art used in the hardcover (and trade oversize paperback) version of Sean McMullen's Souls in the Great Machine.

75712-X SHERI S. TEPPER The Search of Mavin Manyshaped (cover by Kinuko Craft; September 1985)

75722-0 DANA STABENOW Second Star (1994; 1st ACE printing)

DANA STABENOW is also a well published mystery author (Kate Shugaw and Liam Campbell series) as well as the author of the three (3) Star Svensdotter science fiction series tales (which this volume is her first book).

75830 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (cover by Ed Valigursky; c.1959; 1969; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Secret of the Lost Race was originally published in ACE Double D-381 (1959) bound with Jerry Sohl's One Against Herculum. This edition uses the same Valigursky cover art and removed the "first book publication" and replaced it with "complete and unabridged."

75831 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (c.1959; 1969; 1974)

75832 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (c.1959; 1969; 1974; 1976; same cover art as ACE 75831)

75833-9 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (cover by Eileen Astrahan; c.1959; 1969; 1974; 1978)

75834-7 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (cover by Wayne D. Barlowe; c.1959; 1969; 1974; 1978; December 1981)

75835-5 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (cover by Wayne D. Barlowe; c.1959; 1969; 1974; 1978; 1981; September 1982; 7th ACE printing)

The 'signature' on the cover art is a rectangle with a capital "B" inside. In the top 'loop' of the "B" is the letter "W;" in the bottom loop is a Celtic rune that looks like a "Z" but represents "D." The initials are WDB for Wayne D. Barlowe.

75836-3 ANDRE NORTON Secret of the Lost Race (c.1959; 1969; 1974; 1978; 1981; nd)

75860 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Section G: United Planets (nd)

75875-4 ROBERT SILVERBERG The Seed of Earth (cover by Don Punchatz; c.1962; February 1977; 1st thus)

Original cover art by Don Punchatz for The Seed of Earth. Acrylic on board (21.5" x 14.5") and signed lower right.

The Seed of Earth was originally published in ACE Double F-145 (1962) bound with Silverberg's Next Stop the Stars.

75876-2 ROBERT SILVERBERG The Seed of Earth (cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1962; 1977; April 1982)

There were two printings of this particular ACE letter-number series, both likely in 1982.  The only difference between them is a single page of ads in the back.  Thank you Bill,  for this information.

75877-0 ARDATH MAYHAR The Seekers of Shar-Nuhn (1982; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

75878-9 KEVIN RANDLE and ROBERT CORNETT Seeds of War (cover by Miro;  August 1986; 1st ACE printing)

75880-0 TREVOR HOYLE Seeking The Mythical Future (c.1977; March 1982; 1st AC printing)

Seeking the Mythical Future was originally published by Panther (UK) in 1977. Cover art is not credited but is thought to be Don Brautigam.

75894-0 ERIC FRANK RUSSELL Sentinels From Space (cover by Vincent DiFate; c.1954; nd)

This is an example of the ACE editions that reprinted "Science Fiction From The Great Years" Sentinels From Space was originally published in ACE Double D-44 (1954) bound with the short story collection (The Ultimate Invaders and Other Science Fiction: Stories From the Four Corners of Time) edited by Donald A. Wollheim.

75895-9 ERIC FRANK RUSSELL Sentinels From Space (cover by Vincent DiFate; c.1954; 1978; probably second ACE printing as an ACE single)

One of the "Science Fiction from the Great Years" volumes.

75912-2 CAROLINE STEVERMER The Serpent's Egg (1988; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

75912-2 (back cover)

75940-8 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Seven From The Stars (c.1962; 1979; 2nd ACE printing)

Seven From The Stars was originally published in ACE Double F-127 (1962) bound with Keith Laumer's Worlds of the Imperium.

75988-2 LILLIAN STEWART CARL Shadow Dancers (cover by Stephen Hickman; November 1987; 1st ACE printing and PBO)


76007-4 ANNE LOGSTON Shadow Hunt (nd; ACE fantasy)

76029-5 ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN (ed.) Shadows of Sanctuary (c.1981; October 1983; ACE fantasy)

76039-2 ANDREW OFFUTT Thieves' World: Shadowspan (cover by Gary Ruddell; September 1987; listed as "Never Before Published"; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

76039-2 (back cover)

The fourth Thieves' World novel.

76055-4 NANCY VARIAN BERBERICK Shadow of the Seventh Moon (cover by Teare; 1991;  1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

79066-6 GREG BEAR Strength of Stones (cover by John Harris; c.1981; January 1986; 2nd ACE printing)

76069-0 GREG BEAR Strength of Stones (cover by John Harris; December 1981; 1st ACE printing)

76077-5 ANDREW J. OFFUTT Shadows Out Of Hell (cover by Tom Kidd; 1983; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

Book Two of the "War of the Gods on Earth" series.

76086-4 KEITH LAUMER The Shape Changer (1981; 1st thus)

More short stories of Sir Lafayette O'Leary.

76092-9 G. C. EDMONDSON (aka JOSE MARIO GARY ORDONEZ EDMONDSON) The Ship That Sailed The Time Stream (c.1965; nd; different cover art)

76094 G. C. EDMONDSON (aka JOSE MARIO GARY ORDONEZ EDMONDSON) The Ship That Sailed The Time Stream (c.1965; 1970)

The Ship That Sailed the Time Stream was originally published in ACE Double M-109 (1965) bound with his collection of short stories Stranger Than You Think.

76098-1 BOB SHAW Ship of Strangers (nd)

76099-6 ROBERT E. HOWARD The She Devil (cover by Jodi Penalva; December 1983; listed as "First Time in Paperback" and PBO)

76099-6 (back cover)

A short story collection that includes She Devil, Ship of Mutiny The Purple Heart of Erlik, The Dragon of Kao Tsu, Desert Blood, Guns of Khartum, Daughters of Feud and Murderer’s Grog

76110 FRITZ LEIBER Ships to the Stars (cover by Walter Rane; c.1964; October 1976)

Ship To The Stars was originally published in ACE Double F-285 (1964) bound with Kenneth Bulmer's The Million Year Hunt.

76197-6 CHARLES D. TAYLOR Show of Force (ACE Charter edition; nd)

Near future naval conflict leading to potentially WWIII.

76207-9 ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN (ed.) Shadows of Sanctuary (October 1981; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

This may be slightly out of ACE letter-number series order. Note ACE 76029-5 and that this ACE letter-number could have been transposed.  Odder things than this have happened with the assignment of ACE letter-numbers.

76219-0 ROBERT RANDALL (aka ROBERT SILVERBERG and RANDALL GARRETT) The Shrouded Planet (cover by Walter Velez; c. 1957; September 1982; 1st ACE printing)

76219-0 (back cover)

Most of the original material in this edition appeared in Astounding Science Fiction (1957) as The Chosen People, The Promised Land, and False Prophet. This collaborative novel was first published in 1957 in hardcover by Gnome Press, and then in paperback in 1964 by Dell Books under its Mayflower logo. The novel has a sequel called The Dawning Light published as ACE 13898.

76341-3 ARSEN DARNAY The Seige of Faltara (cover by Boris Vallejo; November 1978; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

76343 CHARLES SHEFFIELD Sight of Proteus (cover by Clyde Caldwell; September 1978; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This novel is composed of several short stories published in ANALOG with continuity links.

76353-7 ANDREW I. OFFUTT The Sign of the Moonbow (cover by Doug Beekman; November 1980; 1st ACE printing)

76354-5 ANDREW I. OFFUTT The Sign of the Moonbow (cover by Doug Beekman; c.1980; July 1984; 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

Robert E. Howard's "Other Hero" - Cormac Mac Art. Spin-off in the Howard Cimmarian landscape. Both volumes have the same cover art illustration.

76385 D. G. COMPTON The Silent Multitude (cover by Leo and Diane Dillon; c.1966; 1969; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (1st. Series).

76390 ROBERT SILVERBERG The Silent Invaders (cover by T. Upshur; c.1963; August 1973; ; 2nd ACE printing )

Original cover art for The Silent Invaders by Robert Silverberg. Acrylic on illustration board. Image size 18" x 26." However there is some light rubbing to the surface so that in certain areas the paint looks slightly scuffed. In addition, a 1" patch of paint has fallen off the sphere located behind the two faces.

76391 ROBERT SILVERBERG The Silent Invaders (with a new introduction by Silverberg; c. 1963; 1977)

76391 (back cover)

The Silent Invaders was originally published in ACE Double F-195 (1963) bound with William F. Temple's Battle on Venus.

76500 A. E. VAN VOGT The Silkie (cover by Jack Gaughan; nd; 1st ACE printing)

76501 A. E. VAN VOGT The Silkie (cover by Bart Forbes; December 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

76501 (back cover)

76502 A. E. VAN VOGT The Silkie (cover by Bart Forbes; 1973; 1974; 3rd ACE printing)

Interesting, the copyright page for the Bart Forbes editions still credit Jack Gaughan for the cover art.

76600-5 J. F. RIVKIN Silverglass (1986;1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

76601-3 J. F. RIVKIN Silverglass: Mistress of Ambiguities (1986;1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

4th tale in the "Silverglass" series.

76671-4 JOHN MYERS MYERS Silverlock (cover by Walter Velez; c.1949; 1966; August 1979; 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

76672-2 JOHN MYERS MYERS Silverlock (cover by Walter Velez; c.1949; 1966; 1979; nd; 5th ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

Silverlock was originally published as ACE A-8 (1966).

76680-3 JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON A Silver Thread of Madness (January 1989; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

76683-8 J. F. RIVKIN Silverglass: Witch of Rhostshyl (1986; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

76701 PHILIP K. DICK The Simulacra (c.1964; 1976)

The Simulacra was originally published as ACE F-301 (1964). This suggests that this is the 2nd ACE printing.

76801 ANDRE NORTON The Sioux Spaceman (cover by Ed Valigursky; c.1960; 1965; nd; listed as "first book publication")

This volume is another example of the re-use of old stock and I suggest that this represents the 2nd ACE printing of this title as a single volume (see following note). Probably 1966 publication date.

76802 ANDRE NORTON The Sioux Spaceman (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1960; 1965; 1966; 1974)

Original cover art by Dean Ellis for The Sioux Spaceman. Acrylic on board. Overall size of 22.25" x 13.75" with image area of 18.5" x 11.5." Not signed.

76803 ANDRE NORTON The Sioux Spaceman (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1960; 1965; 1966; 1974; nd; 5th ACE printing)

76804-0 ANDRE NORTON The Sioux Spaceman (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1960; 1965; 1966; 1974; August 1984; 6th ACE edition)

This edition includes "Andre Norton: A Profile" by Lin Carter, a 13 page discussion of Andre Norton as a writer and her works.

The Sioux Spaceman was originally published in ACE Double D-437 (1960) bound with Richard Wilson's And Then The Town Took Off. It was then published as ACE F-408 (1965) using the same Valigursky cover art.

76836 WALT and LEIGH RICHMOND Siva! (original title: The Lost Millennium; cover by Steve Fabian; c. 1967; 1977; Ace printing May 1979)

The Lost Millennium was originally published in ACE Double H-28 (1967) bound with A. Bertram Chandler's The Road to the Rim.

76837-7 LIONEL FENN (aka CHARLES L. GRANT) 668: The Neighbor of the Beast (cover by Walter Velez: 1st ACE printing October 1992)

WALTER VELEZ was born in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City and attended the High School of Art and Design. Later, he attended the School of Visual Arts and one of his teachers was the late Burne Hogarth, who created the Tarzan comic strip from 1937-1950. Walter has been long known for his cover art for such popular series as Thieves World and Myth series by Robert Asprin and the Ebenezum, Wuntor, and The Cineverse Cycle series by Craig Shaw Gardner. In the early 1980's, he worked with Random House to create several “Star Wars” books that were licensed from George Lucas.

76941 HARRY HARRISON Skyfall (1978; 1st ACE printing)

76942-X HARRY HARRISON Skyfall. (cover by Rowena Morrill; 1978)

76977 CRAIG SHAW GARDNER Slaves of the Volcano God (cover by Walter Velez; 1st ACE printing and PBO; November 1989)


77220 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK So Bright The Vision (c.1968; September 1976)

77220 (back cover)

Four (4) stories including The Golden Bugs, Leg. Forst, So Bright the Vision, and Galactic Chest.

77221-8 PHYLLIS GOTLIEB Son of the Morning and Other Stories (cover by Sonja and Nenad Lamort; December 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Short story and poem collection. Contains Tauf Aleph (c.1981; novelette), Sunday's Child (c.1977; novella), The Military Hospital (c.1971; short story), Gingerbread Boy (c.1961; short story), Blue Apes (1981; novelette), Phantom Foot (c.1959; short story), A Grain of Manhood (c.1959; short story), ms & mr frankenstein (c.1975; poem), was/man (c.1978; poem), Son of the Morning (1972; novella)

77242-0 EILEEN KERNAGHAN Songs From The Drowned Lands (nd; ACE fantasy)

77407-5 DEAN ING Soft Targets (1986)

77408-3 RUDY RUCKER Software (1982; 1st ACE printing)

77410 PHILIP K. DICK Solar Lottery (c. 1955; 1974)

77411 PHILIP K. DICK Solar Lottery (c. 1955; 1975)

Solar Lottery was originally published in ACE Double D-103 (1955) bound with Leigh Brackett's The Big Jump. It was later published as D-340 (ACE single; 1959) and G-718 (ACE single).  An alternate title for Solar Lottery is World of Chance.

77417 GORDON R. DICKSON Soldier, Ask Not (c.1967; 1980; nd)

77418-0 GORDON R. DICKSON Soldier, Ask Not (c.1967; 1980; nd)

77419-9 GORDON R. DICKSON Soldier, Ask Not (c. 1967; 1980; 1982; 5th ACE printing)

77420-2 GORDON R. DICKSON Soldier, Ask Not (c.1967; 1980; 1982; nd)

77421-0 GORDON R. DICKSON Soldier, Ask Not (c.1967; 1980; 1982; April 1984; 7th ACE printing)

77421-0 (back cover)

77422-9 GORDON R. DICKSON Soldier, Ask Not (c.1967; 1980; 1982; 1984; September 1985; 8th ACE printing)

Note the medallion on cover with "A Childe Cycle Novel of the Dorsai! Winner of the Hugo Award!"

77427-2 BRIAN HERBERT (ed.) The Poetry of Frank Herbert: Songs of Muad'dib (May 1992; listed as "never before published")

77427-X (back cover)

77523-3 SHERI S. TEPPER The Song of Mavin Manyshaped (cover by Kinuko Craft; March 1985)

77529-2 S. N. LEWITT Songs of Chaos (November 1993; 1st ACE printing)

77540-3 JANNY WURTS Sorcerer's Legacy (1982; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

77541-1 ROBERT E. VARDEMAN The Sorcerer's Skull (cover by David Mattingly; 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Second novel in the "Cenotaph Road" series.

77551 ANDRE NORTON Sorceress of the Witch World (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1972)

Sorceress of the Witch World was originally published as ACE H-84 (1968). This edition uses the same cover art and could be considered to be the 2nd ACE printing. Note that the "First Book Publication" note on the cover art of ACE H-84 has been removed.

77552 ANDRE NORTON Sorceress of the Witch World (same cover as ACE 77551; c.1968; 1972; 1975)

77553-5 ANDRE NORTON Sorceress of the Witch World (same cover as ACE 77551; c.1968; 1972; 1975; nd)

77554-3 ANDRE NORTON Sorceress of the Witch World (same cover as ACE 77551; c.1968; 1972; 1975; nd)

77555-1 ANDRE NORTON Sorceress of the Witch World (same cover as ACE 77551; c.1968; 1972; 1975; 1978)

77556-X ANDRE NORTON Sorceress of the Witch World (cover by John Pound; c.1968; 1972; 1975; 1978; 1983)

77558-6 ANDRE NORTON Sorceress of the Witch World (same cover as ACE 77556-X; c.1968; 1972; 1975; 1978; 1983; 1987)

77590-X ARDATH MAYHAR Soul-Singer of Tyrnos (nd; ACE fantasy)

77559-4 PATRICIA C. WREDE and CAROLINE STEVERMER Sorcery and Cecelia (cover by David Herrernan; 1988; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

77581-0 ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Soul of the City: Thieve's World; Book 8 (January 1986; 1st ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)

Continuation of the Thieve's World 'sandbox' with stories by Lynn Abbey, C. J. Cherryh, and Janet Morris.

77598-5 KENNETH Von GUNDEN The Sounding Stillness (cover by Dorman; September 1993; 1st ACE printing)

77620-5 ROBERT E. HOWARD The Sowers of the Thunder (cover by Estaban Maroto; 1979; 1st ACE printing)

77730 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Space Cadet (cover by Davis Meltzer; 1971; 1st thus)

77731 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Space Cadet (cover by Davis Meltzer; c.1971; nd)

77732-5 SEAN DALTON (aka DEBORAH CHESTER) Space Hawks (1990; 1st ACE printing)

77743-0 CORDWAINER SMITH (aka PAUL LINEBARGER) Space Lords (cover by Eric Ladd; 1st thus)

Short story collection of Cordwainer Smith's universe. Highly recommended.

77744-9 G. HARRY STINE Space Power (cover by Vincent Di Fate; September 1981; 1st ACE printing)

Despite the cover art, this is actually a non-fiction volume addressing the use of high orbit solar power generation by one of the pioneers of the Space Age. I will also put this in the Potpourri section.

77747-3 DAVID DRAKE (ed.) Space Infantry (1989; 1st ACE printing)

Short story collection of military SF with tales by Charles G. Waugh, Martin Harry Greenburg and others.

77749-X GORDON R. DICKSON Special Delivery (c.1961; nd)

Special Delivery was originally published in ACE Double F-119 (1961) bound with Dickson's Delusion World.

77759-7 GORDON R. DICKSON Spacepaw (cover by Tom Kidd; March 1983; 1st ACE printing)

77760-0 GORDON EKLUND Lord Tedric #2: Space Pirates (cover by Gray Morrow; March 1980; 1st ACE printing; ACE 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 second volume of this series. If any AIL users have others or know more about this conception, please drop me an email.

Notice that this title is also out-of-sequence as compared to the other volumes of Lord Tedric. Here it corresponds to the letter-number sequence with respect to Space Pirates, but the other volumes correspond to the letter-number sequence starting with Lord Tedric.

77765-1 GORDON R. DICKSON The Space Swimmers (nd)

77766-X FRED SABERHAGEN (ed.) A Spadeful of Spacetime (February 1981; 1st ACE printing)

A collection of short stories on time travel. Introduction (essay by Fred Saberhagen); Decyphered With the Potshards of Time (poem by Robert Frazier; Go Starless in the Night (1979; Roger Zelazny): To Whom It May Concern (Chad Oliver); St. Amy's Tale (1980; Orson Scott Card); The Final Days (David Langford); Recessional (1980; Fred Saberhagen); Encased in the Amber of Time (poem by Robert Frazier); The Child Who Cries for the Moon (Connie Willis): Grain of Truth (1980; Charles A. Spano, Jr.); Forward (1980; Steve Rasnic Tem); Strata (1980; Edward Bryant); Forefather Figure (Charles Sheffield); Experimentum Crucis (Rivka Jacobs); Bank and Shoal of Time (R. A. Lafferty); and Animated by the Fossils of Time (poem by Robert Frazier).

77775-9 RUDY RUCKER Spacetime Donuts (October 1981; 1st ACE printing)

77780 H. BEAM PIPER Space Viking (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1963; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

77781-3 H. BEAM PIPER Space Viking (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1963; nd)

Space Viking was originally published as ACE F-225 (1963). Probably one of the most influential books I read as a child. These are probably 1977 editions, but no printing history on copyright page.

77782-1 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Space Visitor (August 1977; 1st ACE printing)

77783-X MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Space Visitor (c.1977; nd)

77784-8 H. BEAM PIPER Space Viking (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1963; nd; 1983; 3rd ACE printing)

The cover of this edition of Space Viking has the familiar Whelan illustration, but it’s been mirrored, cropped and enlarged. The top 45% of the cover is black, with the author’s name in blue and the rest of the text in white. Thank you to John for finding this volume for the AIL.

77787-2 JOHN MADDOX ROBERTS Spacer: Window of the Mind (cover by Richard Hescox; April 1982; 1st ACE printing)

77789-9 WYNNE WHITEFORD The Specialist (1990; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

77791-0 FRED SABERHAGEN Specimens (cover by David B. Mattingly; March 1981; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

77792-9 RU EMERSON Spellbound (May 1990; 1st ACE printing; ACE Fantasy)

77793-7 HARLAN ELLISON Spider Kiss (cover by Barclay Shaw; July 1982; 1st ACE printing)

77793-7 (back cover - with a "young" Harlan Ellison photograph)

77796-1 ARSEN DARNAY The Splendid Freedom (December 1980; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

A collection of three novellas: The Splendid Freedom, The Eastcoast Confinement, and Plutonium.

77802-X GORDON R. DICKSON The Spirit of Dorsai (cover by Enric and interior art by Fernando Fernandez; September 1979; 1st ACE printing)

77802-X (back cover)

Listed as "Magnificiently Illustrated."

77803-8 GORDON R. DICKSON The Spirit of Dorsai (cover by Enric and interior art by Fernando Fernandez; c.1979; 1980; 2nd ACE printing)

77810-0 COLIN WILSON Spider World: Book One: The Desert (cover by Luis Rey, September 1988; 1st ACE printing)

77811-9 COLIN WILSON Spider World: Book Two: The Tower (cover by Luis Rey, January 1989; 1st ACE printing)

The British Grafton publication The Tower was split into three parts for US distribution by Ace Books. Spider World is the over-all series name for the ACE Books publication.

77814-3 COLIN WILSON Spider World: Book Four: The Delta (cover by Luis Rey, 1990; 1st ACE printing)

77913-1 HARRY HARRISON The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World (January 1987; 1st ACE printing)

77924-7 HARRY HARRISON The Stainless Steel Rat (1986)

77938-7 P. M.GRIFFIN Star Commandos: Mission Under Ground (nd)

77945 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Star of Danger (interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1965; 2nd ACE printing)

77947-0 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Star of Danger (c.1965; nd; 4th ACE printing)

77953 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Star of Danger (c.1965; nd; same cover art as ACE 77945)

77957-3 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Star of Danger (cover by Kirk Reinert; c.1965; June 1985)

Star of Danger was originally published as ACE F-350 (1965).


78000 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN The Star Beast (cover by Steele Savage; c.1954; nd)

78000 (back cover)

78001 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN The Star Beast (cover by Steele Savage; c.1954; nd)

78011 ANDRE NORTON Star Born (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1958; 1963; 1970)

Star Born (the sequel to The Stars Are Ours!) was originally published in ACE Double D-299 (1958) bound with H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire's A Planet For Texans. It was also published as ACE F-192 (1963).

Original cover art by Dean Ellis for Star Born. Gouache and tempera on board with an overall size 26.25" x 16.5" and an image size 23.5" x 14". No signature.

78013 ANDRE NORTON Star Born (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1958; 1963; 1970; 1975; 4h ACE printing)

78015 ANDRE NORTON Star Born (cover by Gino D'Achille; c.1958; 1963; 1970; 1975; 1980; 5th ACE printing)

GINO D'ACHILLE (b. 1935) British artist known for his cover art of the ERB John Carter of Mars series published by Ballantine Books.

78035 KEITH LAUMER Star Colony (nd)

78039-3 KEITH LAUMER Star Colony (nd)

78042-3 KEITH LAUMER Star Colony (1986; 9th ACE printing; same cover art as ACE 78039-3)

78044-X P. M. GRIFFIN Star Commandos: Death Planet (1989; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

78045  P. M. GRIFFIN Star Commandos: Mind Slaver (1990; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

78047-4 P. M. GRIFFIN Star Commandos: Return To War (1990; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

78053-9 VONDA N. McINTYRE Starfarers (cover and interior illustration by Richard Hescox; April 1989; 1st ACE printing)

78071 ANDRE NORTON Star Gate (c.1963; 1971)

78072 ANDRE NORTON Star Gate (c.1963; 1971; 1974; same cover art as ACE 78071)

Star Gate was originally published as ACE F-231 (1963). This is possibly a Jack Gaughan cover.

78131 ANDRE NORTON Star Gate (cover by Chris Foss; c.1956; 1961; 1966; 1971; June 1973)

78132 ANDRE NORTON Star Gate (cover by Chris Foss; c.1956; 1961; 1966; 1971; 1973; June 1974)

78133 ANDRE NORTON Star Gate (cover by Chris Foss; c.1956; 1961; 1966; 1971; 1973; 1974; March 1977)

Star Guard was originally published in ACE Double D-199 (1956) bound with Poul Anderson's Planet of No Return. It was also published as ACE Single D-527 (1961) and ACE Single G-599 (1966).

78150-0 GIL KANE and RON GOULART Star Hawks (1979; 1st thus)

78191 ANDRE NORTON Stars Hunter & Voodoo Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1969)

78192 ANDRE NORTON Stars Hunter & Voodoo Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1969; 1972; 3rd ACE printing)

78193 ANDRE NORTON Stars Hunter & Voodoo Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1969; nd)

78194-2 ANDRE NORTON Stars Hunter & Voodoo Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1969; February 1980; 5th ACE printing)

78195-0 ANDRE NORTON Stars Hunter & Voodoo Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1969; 1980; August 1983; probably 6th ACE printing)

This ACE Double was originally published as ACE G-723 (1968) with a single cover by Jeff Jones.

Star Hunter was originally published in ACE Double D-509 (1961) bound with The Beast Master under Andre Norton byline.

Voodoo Planet was originally published in ACE Double D-345 (1959) bound with Plague Ship under the Andrew North pseudonym.

Original cover art by Jeff Jones, signed in the lower right (J. Jones). Acrylic on board (30" x 20") Interestingly, the verso has the title for the piece, but gives the ACE five digit number as 78192.

JEFF JONES (aka Jeffrey Catherine Jones; b. 10 January 1944; Atlanta, GA; d. May 2011) was a prolific science fiction and fantasy illustrator whose work is best known from the 1960's through the 1980's.

78269-8 KEVIN RANDLE and RICHARD DRISCOLL Star Precinct: Mind Slayer (1992; 1st ACE printing)

78269-8 (back cover)

Second volume in the Star Precinct series.

78275-2 JOSEPH GREEN Star Probe (cover by Boris Vallejo; December 1978; 1st ACE printing)

78304-X JOHN DeCHANCIE Starrigger (cover by James Gurney; December 1983; 1st ACE printing)

78305-8 JOHN DeCHANCIE Starrigger (cover by James Gurney; c.1983; November 1984; listed as 3rd ACE printing)

There is another edition of ACE 78305-8 (February 1991) with the same ACE Letter-Number series and cover art, but increased price.

78318-X PAMELA SARGENT Starshadows (cover by Paul Alexander; nd)

78358-9 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Starship Troopers (nd; 24th ACE printing)

78360-0 SPIDER and JEANNE ROBINSON Starseed (cover by Michael Herring; September 1992; 1st ACE paperback printing)

This edition was preceded by ACE hardover edition 78357-1 with same cover art.

78422-4 EDMOND HAMILTON Starwolf (October 1982; 1st thus)

78422-4 (back cover)

This volume combines all three (3) of the Starwolf trilogy stories.

78431 ANDRE NORTON The Stars Are Ours (cover by Victor Kalin; c.1955; nd)

78432 ANDRE NORTON The Stars Are Ours (cover by Victor Kalin; c.1955; nd)

Original cover art for this edition of The Stars are Ours. Cover by Victory Kalin (b. 1919; American artist and illustrator ) know for his mystery cover art of Mary Roberts Rinehart works. This oil is 28" x 28" and follows the tradition of William Teason in showing clues from the book on the cover art.

78434-8 ANDRE NORTON The Stars Are Ours! (cover by J. Harston; c.1955; 1963; September 1981)

78435-6 ANDRE NORTON The Stars Are Ours! (cover by J. Harston; c.1955; 1963; 1981;1992)

The Stars Are Ours! was originally published in ACE Double D-121 (1955) bound with Sam Merwin Jr's 3 Faces of Time. It was also printed as ACE Special Edition D-121 (1955) and ACE F-207 (1963).

78475-5 NORMAN SPINRAD The Star-Spangled Future (cover by Vincent di Fate; 1979; 1st thus)

78477-1 GERRY TURNBULL (ed.) A Star Trek Catalog: The Complete Guide to the Fantastic World of Star Trek (1979)

The first complete collection of Star Trek episode summaries - A special interview with Gene Roddenberry - Novelist Stephen Lewis' impressions of a Star Trek Convention - A Star Trek TV series merchandise catalog with manufacturers' addresses. Biographical data on Star Trek's shining stars - Shatner, Nimoy, Nichols, and others. Includes previews of all 78 televison episodes and all 22 animated episodes. Since this is also related to the TV show, I have included it in the ACE POTPOURRI section.

78479-8 BEN BOVA Star Watchman (cover by Davis Meltzer; November 1978; 1st ACE printing)

78481-X GEO W. PROCTOR Starwings (cover by Attila Hejja; March 1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

78565-4 JOHN VARLEY Steel Beach (cover by Todd Cameron Hamilton; August 1993; 1st ACE printing)

78575 D. G. COMPTON The Steel Crocodile (cover by Leo and Diane Dillon; 1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (1st. Series).

DAVID GUY COMPTON (b. 1930) started in radio playwriting and moved into science fiction. The Steel Crocodile (c. 1970, UK; alternate titles: The Missionaries (1972, UK) and The Unsleeping Eye (1974, US )) deals with an account of a man whose eyes are linked to TV circuits for the vicarious pleasure of viewers - a very cyberpunk theme.

78582-4 GEO. W. PROCTOR Stellar Fist (cover by Martin Andrews; January 1989)

78600 ROBERT SILVERBERG Stepsons of Terra (c.1958; 1977)

Includes a new introduction by Silverberg.

78601-4 ROBERT SILVERBERG Stepsons of Terra (cover by Attila Hejja; c.1958; 1977; October 1983)

Stepsons of Terra was originally published in ACE Double D-311 (1958) bound with Ian Wright's A Man Called Destiny.

78650 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Stone God Awakens (cover by Josh Kirby; November 1970; 1st ACE printing)

78651 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Stone God Awakens (cover by J. H. Breslow (JHB); c.1970; July 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

78652 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Stone God Awakens (c.1970; 1973; nd; 3rd ACE printing; same cover as 78651)

78653-7 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Stone God Awakens (c.1970; 1973; nd; February 1979; same cover as 78651)

78654-5 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Stone God Awakens (cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1970; 1973; nd; 1979; April 1980)

78656-1 POUL ANDERSON A Stone In Heaven (cover by Michael Whelan and interior illustrations by Esteban Moroto; October 1979; 1st ACE printing)

78657-X POUL ANDERSON Dominic Flandry: A Stone In Heaven (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1979; 1980; 2nd ACE printing)

78658-8 POUL ANDERSON A Stone In Heaven (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1979; 1980; April 1985; 5th ACE printing)

78710-X ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN (ed.) Storm Season #4 (nd; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

A collection of "Thieves' World" adventures that includes:  Introduction and Epilog (Robert Lynn Asprin); Exercise in Pain (Robert Lynn Asprin); Downwind (C.J. Cherryh); A Fugitive Art (Diana L. Paxson); Steel (Lynn Abbey); Wizard Weather (Janet Morris); and Godson (Andrew J. Offutt).

78741 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Emsh; c.1961; 1965; August 1969; 3rd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

78741 (back cover)

This edition of Storm Over Warlock uses the same cover Emsh art as ACE F-109 (1961) and ACE F-329 (1965).

78742 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Josh Kirby; c.1961; 1965; 1969; July 1973; 4th ACE printing)

Original cover art for this edition of Storm Over Warlock. Artist is Josh Kirby, dated lower right (outside artwork and on verso) and signature lower right, done on CS2 fashion board. Verso indicates title, five digit number, as well as Josh Kirby's address at this date.

78743 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Josh Kirby; c.1961; 1965; 1969; 1973; 1976; 5th ACE printing)

78744-4 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Gino D'Achille; c.1961; 1965; 1969; 1973; 1976; August 1981; 6th ACE printing)

78745-2 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Gino D'Achille; c.1961; 1965; 1969; 1973; 1976; 1981; September 1982; 7th ACE printing)

78746-0 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Gino D'Achille; c.1961; 1965; 1969; 1973; 1976; 1981; May 1983; 8th ACE printing)

78747-9 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Gino D'Achille; c.1961; 1965; 1969; 1973; 1976; 1981; 1983; January 1985; 9th ACE printing)

Storm Over Warlock was originally published as ACE F-109 (1961), ACE F-329 (1965), and ACE 78741 (1969).

78750-0 CHRISTOPHER ANVIL The Steel, The Mist, And The Blazing Sun (cover by Walter Velez; July 1980; 1st ACE printing)

78751-9 CHRISTOPHER ANVIL The Steel, The Mist, And The Blazing Sun (cover by Walter Velez; c.1980; November 1983; 2nd ACE printing)

78752-7 CHRISTOPHER ANVIL The Steel, The Mist, And The Blazing Sun (cover by Walter Velez; c.1980; 1983; February 1986; 3rd ACE printing)

78757-6 JANNY WURTS Stormwarden (1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO)


79034-8 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Stranger In A Strange Land (c.1961; May 1987)

79069 GREG BEAR Strength of Stones (1981; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

79083-6 JAMES KILLUS Sunsmoke (March 1985; 1st ACE printing)

79092-5 MICHAEL J. KURLAND A Study in Sorcery (1989; 1st ACE printing:)

This is another of Kurland's efforts in extending the work of another author. This is based upon the work of Randall Garrett and the Lord Darcy magical mysteries.

79098-4 CHARLES DE LINT Svaha (wrap around cover art by Joe Burleson; January 1989; 1st ACE printing)

79103-4 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Survey Ship (cover by Paul Alexander; interior illustrations [40 full-page] by Steve Fabian; May 1986; 4th ACE printing)

79110-7 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Survey Ship (cover by Clyde Caldwell; interior illustrations [40 full-page] by Steve Fabian; October 1980; 1st ACE printing)

79111-5 LAURENCE JANIFER (listed as LAURENCE M. JANIFER on title page) Survivor (August 1977; 1st ACE printing)

79112-3 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Survey Ship (cover by Paul Alexander; interior illustrations [40 full-page] by Steve Fabian; October 1981; listed as "first mass market edition")

Original illustrations by Stephen Fabian (b. 1930) for the interior of Survey Ship. Page 12 illustration has a notation on the reverse indicating "Note: this original drawing was modified a bit after return from the publisher: two white dots were removed on lower left side, and the girl's hair was 'starred'." The image area measures 6.5" x 10.25."

Page 187 illustration by Stephen Fabian measures 6.5" x 10.25." Illustrations courtesy of Lewis Wayne Gallery.

79138-7 ANDREW I. OFFUTT The Sword of the Gael (April 1981; 1st ACE printing)

Robert E. Howard's "Other Hero" - Cormac Mac Art. Spin-off in the Howard Cimmarian landscape. Both volumes (see also ACE 79143-3) have the same cover art illustration.

79141 LEIGH BRACKETT The Sword of Rhiannon (c.1953; 1967; August 1975)

The Sword of Rhiannon was originally published in ACE Double D-36 (1953) bound with Robert E. Howard's Conan the Conqueror.

It was also published as ACE F-422 (1967) so this would be the 2nd ACE printing as an ACE single.

79142-5 LEIGH BRACKETT The Sword of Rhiannon (c.1953; 1967; 1975; November 1980; 3rd ACE printing)

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), mystery, and western as well as television and movie scripts ("The Big Sleep" - 1946 and "Rio Bravo" -1958).

79143-3 ANDREW I. OFFUTT The Sword of the Gael (c.1981; May 1984; 3rd ACE printing)

79144-1 MICHAEL MOORCOCK Blades of Mars (1991; 1st ACE printing)

Listed as "second in the Michael Kane series." Note that this is seriously out-of-sequence in the ACE letter-number series.

79150 FRITZ LEIBER Swords Against Death (cover by Jeff Jones; 1970)

Includes The Circle Curse, The Jewels in the Forest, Thieves' House, The Bleak Shore, The Howling Tower, The Sunken Land, The Seven Black Priests, Claws From the Night, The Price of Pain-Ease, and Bazarre of the Bizarre (one of my favourites).

79152 FRITZ LEIBER Swords Against Death (cover by Jeff Jones; cover art is truncated from ACE 79150; nd)

79157-3 FRITZ LEIBER Swords Against Death (cover by Jeff Jones; cover art is truncated from ACE 79150; September 1982; 10th printing)

The second book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

79161 FRITZ LEIBER Swords Against Wizardry (cover by Jeff Jones; nd)

79163 FRITZ LEIBER Swords Against Wizardry (cover by Jeff Jones; nd)

79165-4 FRITZ LEIBER Swords Against Wizardry (cover by Jeff Jones; cover art is truncated from ACE 79161; nd)

The fourth book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

79166-2 FRITZ LEIBER Swords and Ice Magic (cover by Michael Whelan; 1977; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

79167-0 FRITZ LEIBER Swords and Ice Magic (cover by Michael Whelan;c.1977; nd)

79168-9 FRITZ LEIBER Swords and Ice Magic (cover by Michael Whelan, but smaller image; c.1977; August 1979; 2nd ACE printing)

Short story collection includes The Sadness of the Exectioner, Beauty and the Beasts, Trapped in Shadowland, The Bait, Under the Thumb of Gods, Trapped in the Sea of Stars, The Frost Monstreme, and Rime Ilse.

The sixth book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

79170 FRITZ LEIBER Swords and Deviltry (cover by Jeff Jones; 1970; first thus)

Includes Induction (an introduction), The Snow Women, The Unholy Grail, and Ill Met in Lankhmar (another of my favourites).

79176 FRITZ LEIBER Sword and Deviltry (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1970; nd)

The first book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

79179-4 FRITZ LEIBER Swords and Deviltry (cover by Jeff Jones; 1970; March 1984; 14th printing)

79181 FRITZ LEIBER Swords in the Mist (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; December 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

Includes The Cloud of Hate, Lean Times in Lankhmar, Their Mistress, The Sea, When the Sea-King's Away, The Wrong Branch, and Adept's Gambit.

79182 FRITZ LEIBER Swords in the Mist (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1973; June 1974; 3rd ACE printing)

79183 FRITZ LEIBER Swords in the Mist (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; 1973; 1974; July 1976; 4th ACE printing)

79184-0 FRITZ LEIBER Swords in the Mist (cover by Jeff Jones - smaller portion of cover art from ACE 79181; c.1968; 1973; 1974; 1976; August 1979; 5th ACE printing)

79185-9 FRITZ LEIBER Swords in the Mist (cover by Jeff Jones - smaller portion of cover art from ACE 79181; c.1968; 1973; 1974; 1976; 1979; nd)

The third book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

79198-0 FRITZ LEIBER Sword and Deviltry (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1970; November 1986; 18th ACE printing)

"The First Book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser."  Contains Ill Met In Lankhmar.

79200 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Sword of Aldones (c.1962; November 1976; 2nd ACE printing)

The Sword of Aldones was originally published in ACE Double F-153 (1962) bound with The Planet Savers.

79221 FRITZ LEIBER The Swords of Lankhmar (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1968; February 1974; 2nd ACE printing)

Includes maps of the "Land of Nehwon."

79222 FRITZ LEIBER The Swords of Lankhmar (same cover as ACE 79221, c.1968; June 1974; 3rd ACE printing)

79223-5 FRITZ LEIBER The Swords of Lankhmar (same cover as ACE 79221, but smaller image, c.1968; August 1979; 4th ACE printing)

The fifth book of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

The Swords of Lankhmar was originally published as ACE H-68 (1968).

79276 DONALD A. WOLLHEIM (ed.) Swordsmen in the Sky (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1964; nd)

Short story collection containing Poul Anderson Swordsmen of Lost Terra; Andre Norton People of the Crater; Leigh Brackett The Moon Vanished; Otis Adelbert Kline A Vision of Venus; and Edmond Hamilton Kaldar, World of Antares.

Originally published as ACE F-311 (1964).  This volume may be a reuse of old stock as it identical with the ACE F-311 edition.

79534-X GREGORY Tain (cover by Phil Hale; February 1986; ACE Fantasy)

79540 G. C. EDMONDSON (aka JOSE MARIO GARY ORDONEZ EDMONDSON) and C. M. KOTLAN The Takeover (cover by Greg Theakston; 1984; 1st ACE printing)

First book by Kotlan. This duo went on to produce the "Cunningham" science fiction trilogy. Edmondson is best known for his The Ship That Sailed the Time Stream originally published as ACE Double M-109 (1965).

79558-7 RU EMERSON To The Haunted Mountains (nd; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

79559-5 DAVE SMEDS The Schemes of Dragons (1989; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

79577-3 ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN (ed.) Tales From the Vulgar Unicorn (c.1981; ACE fantasy)

79741-5 ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN Tambu (cover by Rowena Morrill; November 1979; 1st ACE trade paperback printing)

79742-3 ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN Tambu (cover by Rowena Morrill; c.1979; August 1980; 1st ACE mass market printing)

79744-X ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN Tambu (cover by Rowena Morrill; c.1979; 1980; August 1985; 2nd ACE mass market printing)

Original cover art for Tambu by Rowena Morrill. Oil on illustration board, size is 26" x 20." Signed by the artist in the left center.

ROWENA MORRILL is considered one of the most popular of contemporary fantasy illustrators and has done a large number of covers (some for ACE). This is one of the few cover illustrations that is done in a science fiction theme. Addtional information about her work and history can be found in the 1983 volume The Fantastic Art of Rowena.

79791 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tanar of Pellucidar (cover and title page illustration by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1929; 1962; 1968; November 1969)

This is another example of the re-use of old stock.  I suggest that this would be the 3rd ACE printing.

79792 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tanar of Pellucidar (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1929; 1962; 1968; January 1973; 4th ACE printing)

79793 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tanar of Pellucidar (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1929; 1962; 1968; 1973; 1974)

79796-2 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tanar of Pellucidar (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1929; 1962; 1968; 1973; 1974; August 1978)

79797-0 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tanar of Pellucidar (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1929; 1962; 1968; 1973; 1974; 1978; January 1982; 9th ACE printing)

Tanar of Pellucidar was originally published as ACE F-171 (1962) and later as G-735 (1968).

79851 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan At The Earth's Core (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; November 1969)

79852 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan At The Earth's Core (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; March 1973; 4th ACE printing)

79853 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan At The Earth's Core (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; 4th ACE printing)

79854 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan At The Earth's Core (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; nd)

79855-1 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan At The Earth's Core (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1969; 1973; August 1978)

This ACE Letter-Number edition (79855-1) was also reprinted (with the same cover art and price) in March 1980.

Tarzan at the Earth's Core was originally published as ACE F-180 (1963).

79972-8 GORDON R. DICKSON Tactics of Mistake (cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1981; August 1982)

Another of ACE's multiple use of the same letter-number series (with the same price) and different copyright pages (thank you Bill).  First printing was May 1981, then there is an August 1983 printing.

79977-9 STEVEN BRUST Teckla (1987; 1st ACE printing; Ace fantasy)

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