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ACE SF 5 Digit Number-Series SF Singles

Five-digit number format: 80000-89999

80010 WILLIAM SHATNER TekLords (cover by Boris Vallejo; January 1992; 1st ACE printing) 

80010-6 WILLIAM SHATNER TekLords (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1992; reprint)

ACE strikes once again.  Here is the boxed set of three TEK stories (e.g., TekLords, TekLab, and TekWar).  However the ACE letter-number series is 80010-6 (argh).  Date of publication is 1992 (at least).  Each has a photograph of William Shatner on the back cover of each volume.

80011 WILLIAM SHATNER TekLab (cover by Boris Vallejo, January 1993; 1st ACE printing)

80011-4 WILLIAM SHATNER TekLab (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1993; reprint)

80011-4 (back cover)

80012 WILLIAM SHATNER TekVengeance (cover by Boris Vallejo; December 1993; 1st ACE printing)

80012-2 WILLIAM SHATNER TekVengeance (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1993; reprint)

Most of the William Shatner "Tek" stories are either ghostwritten or team-written by Ron Goulart (just read the acknowledgement and preface).

80035-1 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Telzey Toy and Other Stories (cover by Wayne D. Barlowe; May 1982; 1st ACE printing)

80036-0 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Telzey Toy and Other Stories (cover by Wayne D. Barlowe; c.1982; 1984; 2nd ACE printing)

Sequel to The Universe Against Her

80176-5 ROBERT SHECKLEY The 10th Victim (cover by Wojtek Siudmak; January 1979; 1st ACE printing)

80180 JAMES TRIPTREE, JR. (aka ALICE SHELDON) Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home (July 1973; 1st ACE printing)

80181-1 JAMES TRIPTREE, JR. (aka ALICE SHELDON) Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home (c.1973; April 1978; 2nd ACE printing)

Short story collection by this important author - includes Mother in the Sky with Diamonds (one of my personal favourites) and an Introduction by Harry Harrison.

And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side (1972), The Snows Are Melted, the Snows Are Gone (1969), The Peacefulness of Vivyan (1971), Mamma Come Home (1968), Help (1968), Painwise (1972), Faithful to Thee, Terra, in Our Fashion (1969), The Man Doors Said Hello To (1970), The Man Who Walked Home (1972), Forever to a Hudson Bay Blanket (1972), I'll Be Waiting for You When the Swimming Pool Is Empty (1971), I'm Too Big but I Love to Play (1970), Birth of a Salesman (1968), Mother in the Sky with Diamonds (1971) and Beam Us Home (1969).

80200 ROBERT SHIRLEY Teenocracy (nd)

This really reminds me of a late 1960's movie called "14 and Vote."

80208 WILLIAM SHATNER TekWar (nd)

80208-7 WILLIAM SHATNER TekWar (cover by Boris Vallejo, nd; 11th ACE printing)

Most of the William Shatner "Tek" stories are either ghostwritten or team-written by Ron Goulart (just read the acknowledgement and preface). Note also the "plug" for the TV show "TekWar."

80263-X H. G. WELLS The Time Machine (cover by Richard Powers; April 1988; possibly first ACE printing)

However, reviewing copyright page finds some conflicting information. A note indicates the 'Introduction' is copyrighted in 2001. ACE Books always makes publication history determination a researchers nightmare. If any AIL users have an earlier edition of this volume (April 1988), please contact me.

80557-4 HOWARD WALDROP Them Bones (cover by Marvin Mattleson; November 1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is an example of the new line of the ACE Science Fiction Special Editions (3rd Series). These editions were initially edited by TERRY CARR (such as this one) and later by DAMON KNIGHT and represent new talent in the genre. This is also listed as Howard Waldrop's first solo novel.

80564-7 JOE HALDEMAN & JACK C. HALDEMAN II There Is No Darkness (cover by Jim Burns; February 1983; 1st ACE printing)

This volume was reprinted again in February 1983 as well as March 1983 with the same ACE Letter-Number series and price.

80566-3 JOE HALDEMAN & JACK C. HALDEMAN II There Is No Darkness (cover by Jim Burns; c.1983; December 1983; 5th ACE printing)

There is no 4th ACE printing, as it would be ACE 80565.

80579-5 ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World (c.1982; nd)

80581-7 ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World (c.1982; nd)

80585-X ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN and LYNN ABBEY (ed.) Thieves's World: Book 2: Tales From the Vulgar Unicorn (c.1981; nd; ACE fantasy)

Note:  There is another volume of Tales From the Vulgar Unicorn in ACE letter-number series 79577-3.

80588-4  ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Wings of Omen (cover by Walter Velez; c.1984; 4th ACE)

80591 ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Book I: Thieves' World (cover by Garry Ruddell and interior maps by Jim Odbert; September 1982; 1st ACE printing)

Collection of shared universe (fantasy) short stories. Please note the title sequence is a bit odd, but that's what they have written.

80593-0 ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Wings of Omen (cover by Walter Velez; November 1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

80593-0 (back cover)

80594-9  ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Wings of Omen (cover by Walter Velez; c.1984; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

The sixth Thieves' World volume with stories by Lynn Abbey, Robin Bailey, Janet Morris, Andrew Offutt, CJ Cherryh, Diane Duane, Diana Paxson, and Bob Asprin.

80596-5  ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Wings of Omen (cover by Gary Ruddell; c.1984; November 1986; 8th ACE printing)

80597-3 ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Aftermath (cover by Gary Ruddell; 1987; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

80597-3 (back cover)

The tenth Thieves' World volume with six (6) novelletes by Lynn Abbey, Janet Morris, David Drake, John Brunner, Andrew Offutt, and Mark C. Perry. Includes an Introduction by Robert Asprin, biographies of authors, and four (4) pages of maps.

80601-5 ROBERT LYNN ASPRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Book 3: Shadows of Sanctuary (c.1981; 1983; nd; 19th ACE printing; ACE fantasy) Different cover art.

Originally published in ACE 76207-9 (1981) and ACE 76029-5 (1983) with only four (4) stories and an essay.  This is an expanded version with six (6) and the essay.

80609-0 DAVID DRAKE Thieves' World: Dagger (cover by Gary Ruddell; 1988; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

80609-0 (back cover)

The fifth Thieves' World novel.

80610-4 ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Uneasy Alliances (cover by Gary Ruddell; 1988; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

80610-4 (back cover)

The eleventh Thieves' World volume with stories by Lynn Abbey, Chris Morris, John DeCles, Robin Bailey, Robert Asprin, and Diana Paxson.

80612-0 ROBERT LYNN ASPIRIN and LYNN ABBEY (eds.) Thieves' World: Stealer's Sky (cover by Gary Ruddell; 1989; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

80612-0 (back cover)

The 12th Thieves' World volume with stories by Lynn Abbey, CJ Cherryh, Robert Asprin, and Andrew Offutt.

80664-3 G. HARRY STINE The Third Industrial Revolution (cover by Vincent Di Fate; May 1979; 1st ACE printing; non-fiction)

G. Harry Stine, an engineer and space enthusiastic, also writes under the pseudonym Lee Correy. This volume is actually non-fiction in its approach to the use of low- and high-orbit for future exploration and industrial development. Another "must read" for ideas about how to think of the use of space.  I have also placed this in the "potpourri" ACE singles section.

80680 ROBERT LORY The Thirteen Bracelets (nd)

80680 (back cover)

80691 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (cover by Gray Morrow; c.1965; 1966; May 1970)

Ths Immortal was originally published as ACE F-393 (July 1966). This edition reuses the Gray Morrow cover art, suggesting this is the 2nd ACE printing.

This Immortal first appeared in 1965 as a 50,000-word piece in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction entitled "... And Call Me Conrad." The next year (1966), it won Zelazny the first of his six Hugo awards, tying with Frank Herbert's Dune. For the novelization, Zelazny expanded the work by 8,000 words. In 1976, This Immortal won a Seiun Award for best novel translated into Japanese.

80692 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (c.1965; 1966; 1970; April 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

80693 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (c.1965; 1966; 1970;1973; July 1974)

80694 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (c.1965; 1966; 1970;1973; 1974; nd)

There appears to have been two printings with the ACE letter-number series 80694.  One which retains the same printing history as 80693 (listing the first four printings) whereas the second printing drops the print history.  Same cover art and price although they have different ads.  Thank you Bill.

80695 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (c.1965; 1966; 1970;1973;1974; nd)

80696-1 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (cover by Rowena Morrill; c.1965; 1966; 1970;1973;1974; September 1980)

There was an additional 80696-1 (same letter-number series) with an October 1981 publication date.

80697-X ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (c.1965; 1966; 1970;1973;1974; 1980; 1981; March 1982)

There was an additional 80697-X (same letter-number series) with a November 1982 publication date.

80698-8 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (c.1965; 1966; 1970;1973;1974; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1984)

80699 TERRY CARR (ed.) This Side of Infinity (cover by Kelly Freas; September 1972; 1st ACE printing)

Short story collection (classic stories) containing Introduction by Terry Carr, The Reality Trip by Robert Silverberg, This Mortal Mountain by Roger Zelazny, Sundown by David Redd,  Toys by Tom Purdom,  Ride a Tin Can by R.A. Lafferty,  The Last Crusade by George H. Smith,  Resident Witch by James H. Schmit, and ...And the Stagnation of the Heart by Brian W. Aldiss.

80705 ROBERT E. HOWARD Tigers of the Sea (nd)

80744-5 FRED SABERHAGEN Thorn (nd)

80780-1 ROBERT E. HOWARD Three-Bladed Doom (cover by Sanjulian; December 1979; 1st ACE printing)

80781-X ROBERT E. HOWARD Three-Bladed Doom (cover by Sanjulian; c.1979; March 1987, 2nd ACE printing)

Three-Bladed Doom is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard and was not published within Howard's lifetime. El Borak, otherwise known as Francis Xavier Gordon, was a Texan gunfighter from El Paso who had travelled the world and settled in Afghanistan. The character was originally created when Howard was only ten years old but he did not see print until "The Daughter of Erlik Khan" in the December 1934 issue of Top-Notch. Although Howard best known for his fantasy fiction, the El Borak stories are straight adventure fiction and only Three-Bladed Doom contains a fantasy element.

80801 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover by Harry Borgman; c.1965; 1978; nd)

80802 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover by Harry Borgman; c.1965; 1978; nd)

80803 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover by Harry Borgman; c.1965; 1978; nd)

80804-2 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover by Harry Borgman; c.1965; 1978; nd)

80805-0 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover by Harry Borgman; c.1965; November 1978; 6th ACE printing)

Original cover art for this edition of Three Against the Witch World. Mixed-media (oil and acrylic) by Harry Borgman. Size is 22" x 16.75." Checking artist references, I find a Harry Borgman (b. 1928; American) who is listed as an illustrator in the commercial and fine arts fields, as well as having been a teacher and an author of several books on art technique. However, I am not certain (at this time) if this is the correct artist biography (I will keep looking).

80806-9 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover by Harry Borgman; c.1965; 1978; 1981; 8th ACE printing)

80807-7 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover by John Pound; c.1965; 1978; October 1983; 12th ACE printing)

Three Against the Witch World was originally published as ACE F-332 (1965).

80821-2 POUL ANDERSON Three Hearts and Three Lions (cover by Carl Lundgren; February 1984)

Later reprinted (March 1984) with same ACE Letter-Number (80821-2).

80843-3 TREVOR HOYLE Through the Eye of Time (April 1982; 1st ACE printing; alternate history)

80855-7 ALEXEI PANSHIN The Thurb Revolution (cover by Vincent Di Fate; September 1978; 2nd ACE printing)

The Thurb Revolution was originally published as ACE G-762 (1968).

ALEXEI PANSHIN (b. 1940) has been a fan (received the Hugo for his writings in Fandom in 1967), a critic (his study of Robert A. Heinlein, "Heinlein in Dimension, " provides insight into RAH's writing career), and author (he received a Nebula for his first novel, Rite of Passage in 1968). Star Well and its companion novels The Thurb Revolution and Masque World follow the interstellar adventures of Anthony Villers.

80894-8 TED REYNOLDS The Tides of God (nd; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is one of Terry Carr's ACE Science Fiction Specials, edited by Damon Knight.

80928-6 SIMON LANG Timeslide (nd)

Sequel to The Tyrants of Tagan (ACE 82576-1).

80933-2 SPIDER ROBINSON Time Pressure (cover by James Warhola; c.1987; August 1988, 1st ACE printing)


81000 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK Time & Again (c.1951; 1963; 1968)

81001 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK Time and Again (cover by John Schoenheer; c.1951; 1963; 1968; June 1975)

81002 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK Time and Again (c.1951; 1963; 1968; 1975; September 1976)

81003-9 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK Time and Again (cover by Romas Kukalis; c.1951; 1963; 1968; 1975; 1976; January 1983; 5th ACE printing)

Time and Again was originally published as ACE F-239 (1963).

81012-8 KEITH LAUMER The Time Bender (cover by Rowena Morrill; c. 1971; March 1981)

The Time Bender was originally published by Berkley (1971; PBO) and in hardcover by Dennis Dobson (1975).

81125 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Time For the Stars (cover by Steele Savage; c.1956; April 1971; 1st ACE printing)

81125 (back cover)

81126 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Time For the Stars (cover by Savage; c.1956; 1971; August 1975; 2nd ACE printing)

81126 (back cover)

81136-1 SIMON HAWKE The Time Keeper Conspiracy (cover by David Mattingly; April 1984; 1st ACE printing)

Book 2 of the TIMEWARS series.  This volume, with the same ACE letter-number series, cover art and price was reprinted in September 1984.

81137-X SIMON HAWKE The Time Keeper Conspiracy (cover by David Mattingly; c.1984; January 1986; 3rd ACE printing)

81180-9 CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO Time of the Fourth Horseman (cover by Davis Meltzer; c.1976; October 1977; 1st ACE printing)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (2nd. Series) and listed as #11.

81190-6 ROBERT SILVERBERG Time of the Great Freeze (cover by Paul Alexander; c.1964; August 1980; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Time of the Great Freeze was originally published in hardcover (1964) and later in paperback by Dell (1966, 1970 and 1971).  These Silverberg stories, as well as his natural science non-fiction books, were an important point in my early reading career.

81195-7 ROBERT SILVERBERG The Time-Hoppers (February 1982; 1st ACE printing)

81251 ANDRE NORTON The Time Traders (cover by Emsh; c.1960; 1963; 1966; April 1970; listed as "complete and unabridged"; 4th ACE printing)

This volume uses the same Emsh cover art as ACE D-461 (1960), F-236 (1963), and F-386 (1966), suggesting the re-use of old stock.

81252 ANDRE NORTON The Time Traders (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1960; October 1974; 5th ACE printing)

81253-8 ANDRE NORTON The Time Traders (cover by Walter Velez; c.1960; July 1980; 6th ACE printing)

81254 ANDRE NORTON The Time Traders (cover by Walter Velez; c.1960; 1984)

81254-6 ANDRE NORTON The Time Traders (cover by Walter Velez; c.1960; March 1984; 6th ACE printing)

The Time Traders was originally published as ACE D-461 (1960) and then reprinted as ACE F-236 (1963), both using the same Emsh cover art.

81270 JOHN BRUNNER Times Without Number (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1962; November 1969; listed as "completely revised and considerably expanded text")

This edition has a slightly different text from the 1962 version printed as Ace Double F-161.

81271 JOHN BRUNNER Times Without Number (cover by Don Punchatz; c. 1962; 1969; nd)

81277-5 SPIDER ROBINSON Time Travelers Strictly Cash (cover by Vincent DiFate; March 1981; 1st ACE printing)

This volume was reprinted in October 1981 with same letter-number and cover art/price.

81290 MICHAEL FRAYN The Tin Men (c.1965; March 1969)

81292-9 DAVID F. BISCHOFF & DENNIS R. BAILEY Tin Woodman (cover by Walter Velez; February 1982; 1st ACE printing)

81293-7 DAVID F. BISCHOFF & DENNIS R. BAILEY Tin Woodman (cover by Walter Velez; c.1982; December 1985; 2nd ACE printing)

81298-8 PAUL COOK Tintagel (1985; 1st ACE printing)

81304-6 JOHN VARLEY Titan (nd)

81464-6 ROBERT E. VARDEMAN and GEO. W. PROCTOR To Demons Bound: Swords of Raemilyn #1 (cover by Royo; nd; ACE fantasy)

81652-5 JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON Tomoe Gozen (cover by Robert Florczak; June 1981 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

81653-3 JESSICA AMANDA SALMONSON Tomoe Gozen (cover by Robert Florczak;c.1981; 1982; ACE fantasy)

81656 BOB SHAW Tomorrow Lies In Ambush (cover by Josh Kirby with interior illustration by Waldman; February 1973; 1st ACE printing)

81670 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Tomorrow Might Be Different (1975; listed as "first paperback publication")

81695-9 RANDALL GARRETT Too Many Magicians (1979; 1st thus)

81696-7 RANDALL GARRETT Too Many Magicians (1981)

81697-5 RANDALL GARRETT Too Many Magicians (1982; later printing)

All of the Too Many Magicians volumes use the same cover art.

81781-5 JAMES BLISH and NORMAN L. KNIGHT A Torrent of Faces (c.1968; October 1977)

81782-3 JAMES BLISH and NORMAN L. KNIGHT A Torrent of Faces (c.1968; 1977; nd)

A Torrent of Faces was originally published as one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (1st series) as ACE A-29 (1968).

81787-4 E. G. EDMONDSON (aka JOSE MARIO GARY ORDONEZ EDMONDSON) To Sail The Century Sea (cover by Paul Alexander;  July 1981; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Sequel to The Ship That Sailed the Time Stream (ACE Double M-109).

81900 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN The Tournament Of Thorns (cover by Dean Ellis; July 1976; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

81900 (back cover)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (2nd. Series) and listed as #8.

Portions of this novel originally appeared in two novelettes published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Manor of Roses (1966) and The Stalking Trees (1973).

81925 ANDREW OFFUTT and KEITH TAYLOR The Tower of Death (1982; 1st ACE printing)

The continuing sword and fantasy adventures of Cormac Mac Art.

81930-2 THOMAS A. EASTON Tower of the Gods (cover by Shawn Lux; May 1992; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

81945-1 SAMUEL R. DELANY The Towers of Toron (cover by Hildebrandt; nd)

81973-7 E. C. TUBB Toyman (c.1969; nd)

Listed as "Dumarest Of Terra #3."

Toyman was originally published in ACE Double 23140 (1969) bound with Dean R. Koontz's Fear That Man.


82070 GORDON EKLUND A Trace of Dreams (interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1972)

82206 EDMUND COOPER Transit (1978; 1st ACE printing)

EDMUND COOPER (1926 - 1982) was a British author (Madehurst, Sussex) who wrote science fiction reviews for The Sunday Times and a number of his works were translated into several languages. Popular in the 1970's for The Cloud Walker (1973) and Merry Christmas, Ms. Miinerva! (1978).

82210 JOHN BRUNNER The Traveler In Black (cover by Leo and Diane Dillon; 1971; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Original cover art for The Traveler In Black. Mixed media (20" x 12.5") and not signed.

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

82213-4 ALISON UTTLEY A Traveller in Time (1986)

82245-2 ROBERT E. HOWARD (revised and edited by L. SPRAGUE DE CAMP) Conan: The Treasure of Tranicos (cover by Sanjulian; interior illustrations by Estaban Maroto; 1st thus)

82347-5 ANDRE NORTON Trey of Swords (c.1978; 1981; 5th ACE printing)

82349-1 ANDRE NORTON Trey of Swords (wrap-around cover by Charles Mikolaycak; listed as "first paperback publication;" c.1978; 1981; however it is a 4th ACE printing)

82355-6 ANDRE NORTON Trey of Swords (wrap-around cover by Charles Mikolaycak; July 1978; listed as "first paperback publication")

82356-4 ANDRE NORTON Trey of Swords (wrap-around cover by Charles Mikolaycak; listed as "first paperback publication;" November 1978; however it is a 2nd ACE printing)

Trey of Swords is a collection of three "Witchworld" stories.  They are Sword of Ice, Sword of Lost Battles, and Trey of Swords.

82442-0 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK The Trouble With Tycho (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1961; September 1976)

82443-9 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK The Trouble With Tycho (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1961; 1976; April 1983)

The Trouble With Tycho was originally published in ACE Double D-517 (1961) bound with A. Bertram Chandler's Bring Back Yesterday.

82481-1 ALAN E. NOURSE Trouble on Titan (December 1986; 1st thus)

82576-1 SIMON LANG The Tyrants of Tagan (nd)

82660 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Tunnel In The Sky (c.1955; nd)

82661 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN Tunnel In The Sky (cover by Steele Savage; c.1955; 1975; 2nd ACE printing)

82661 (back cover)

Tunnel in the Sky was one of Heinlein's "juvenile' novels that was anything but juvenile in its context. Another important story that had a great deal of influence on a young reader.


83287-3 DENNIS SCHMIDT Twilight of the Gods III: Three Trumpets Sounding  (cover by Romas Kukalis; January 1988; 1st ACE printing)

83365-9 PHILIP JOSE FARMER Two Hawks From Earth (cover by Boris Vallejo; May 1979; 1st ACE printing)

This volume was reprinted with same letter-number series and cover art/price in 1980.

83551-1 BOB SHAW The Two-Timers (cover by Stine; c.1968, January 1979; 2nd ACE printing)

The Two-Timers was originally published as ACE H-79 (1968).


84000 ANDRE NORTON Uncharted Stars (cover by Jeff Jones and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; nd)

Sequel to the Zero Stone.

84000 (back cover)

84292-5 H. BEAM PIPER Uller Uprising (cover by Gino D'Achille; c.1952; June 1983; listed as "First Paperback Publication")

This edition was reprinted again in June 1983 with the same ACE letter-number series, cover art and price.

84315-8 FRED SABERHAGEN The Ultimate Enemy (cover by Michael Whelan; September 1979; 1st ACE printing)

84331 JOHN W. CAMPBELL The Ultimate Weapon (cover by Alex Abel; c.1936; May 1976)

This is an example of the ACE editions that reprinted "Science Fiction From The Great Years"

84481-2 MICHAEL BISHOP and IAN WATSON Under Heaven's Bridge (cover by Don Punchatz; April 1982; 1st ACE printing)

84481-2 (back cover)

84514-2 ANDREW J. OFFUTT The Undying Wizard (cover by Romas Kukalis; February 1982; 1st ACE printing)

84516-9 ANDREW J. OFFUTT Cormac Mac Art #6: The Undying Wizard (cover by Romas Kukalis; c.1982; 1984; 4th ACE printing)

Based upon Robert E. Howard's writings, this series deals with Cormac Mac Art. Note these two volumes are essentially the same, but the title of the second indicates a series revision.

84563-0 PIERS ANTHONY Unicorn Point (cover by Darrell Sweet; January 2005; 12 ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

84569-X AXEL MADSEN Unisave

84575-4 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Universe Against Her (cover by Steve Durke; c.1964; 1979)

The Universe Against Her was originally published as ACE F-314 (1964). This suggests that this is the 2nd ACE printing.

84576-2 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Universe Against Her (cover by Steve Durke; c.1964; 1979; May 1982; 3rd ACE printing)

84581 A. E. VAN VOGT The Universe Maker (cover by Bart Forbes; c.1953; March 1974)

84582 A. E. VAN VOGT The Universe Maker (cover by Bart Forbes; c.1953; 1974; 1976)

The Universe Maker was originally published in ACE Double D-31 (1953) bound with The World of Null-A.

84600 TERRY CARR (ed.) Universe 1 (1971; 1st thus)

Includes stories by Robert Silverberg, Joanna Russ, Ron Goulart, Gregory Benford, Gordon Eklund, Wilson Tucker, Edward Bryant, R. A. Lafferty, George Alec Effinger, Barry N. Malzberg, Gerard F. Conway, and Edgar Pangborn.

84601 TERRY CARR (ed.) Universe 2 (cover by Dean Ellis illustrating When We Went to See the End of the World; interior illustrations by Alicia Austin; 1972; 1st thus)

Bob Shaw Retroactive; Robert Silverberg When We Went to See the End of the World, Gerard F. Conway Funeral Service, R. A. Lafferty A Special Condition in Summit City, William Rotsler Patron of the Arts, Joanna Russ Useful Phrases For the Tourist, Harlan Ellison On the Downhill Side, Pamela Sargent The Other Perceiver, Grania Davis My Head's in a Different Place, Now, Gordon Eklund Stalking the Sun, Gardner R. Dozois The Man Who Waved Hello, Gene Wolfe The Headless Man, and Degar Pangborn Tiger Boy. The Harlan Ellison story is a 1st appearance.

84680-7 ROBERT SHECKLEY Untouched By Human Hands (cover by Olivia; March 1979; 1st ACE printing)

Collection of short stories by Sheckley.

84826-5 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Is Missing (cover by Stephen Hickman; 1986; 1st ACE printing)

Yes, seriously out of ACE letter-number sequence.

84830 DAVID DRAKE Northworld (cover by Tony Roberts; May 1990; 1st ACE printing)


85441-9 JACK DANN and GARDNER DOZOIS (eds.) Unicorns! (May 1982; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

85443-5 JACK DANN and GARDNER DOZOIS (eds.) Unicorns! (c.1982; June 1984; 5th ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

Collection of 16 short stories involving the unicorn.

85450-8 DEE MORRISON MEANEY An Unkindness of Ravens (July 1983; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

85456-7 ALAN E. NOURSE The Universe Between (1987; 1st thus)

Three connected novella about multiple universes and the difficulty of communication between them. Another of the more thought-provoking books written by Nourse and one of those that was very influential in my educational direction (strange what we read is so important).

85471-0 JAMES TIPTREE, JR. (aka MARY ALICE SHELDON) Up The Walls of the World (cover by R. Courtney; c.1978; January 1984; 1st ACE printing)

85564-4 KATHRYN GRANT The Willow Garden (cover by Segrelles; September 1989; 1st ACE printing)

Book 3 of "The Land of Ten Thousand Willows"

85876-7 MICHAEL SWANWICK Vacuum Flowers (cover by Ron Miller; January 1988; 1st ACE printing)

Another required read in the genre of post-human transcendence.  An amazing jaunt through a well-designed set of worlds no one really had thought about - which is what science fiction really addresses - 'what if?"

Another release (with different cover art) for Vacuum Flowers using the same letter-number series (1997; 3rd ACE printing).


86050 PHILIP K. DICK The Variable Man and Other Stories (wraparound cover by Charles Mikolaycak; c.1957; 1976)

Originally published as ACE D-261 (1957). Thus this could be considered the 2nd ACE printing).

Original cover art for The Variable Man and Other Stories. Mixed media (18” x 14”) and signed and dated (cmikolaycak 75).

86064-8 FRED SABERHAGEN The Veils of Azlaroc (cover by Dean Ellis; October 1978; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

86065-6 FRED SABERHAGEN The Veils of Azlaroc (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1978; July 1981; 2nd ACE printing)

86066-4 FRED SABERHAGEN The Veils of Azlaroc (cover by Dean Ellis; c.1978; 1981; January 1984; 3rd ACE printing)

86170 BOB SHAW Veritgo (nd)

86180 E. C. TUBB Veruchia ( June 1973; 1st ACE printing)

86181-4 E. C. TUBB Veruchia: Dumarest Of Terra #8 (1982; 2nd ACE printing)

86190-3 IAN WATSON The Very Slow Time Machine (cover by Paul Alexander; April 1979; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

86190-3 (back cover)

Short story collection that includes The Very Slow Time Machine (c.1978); Thy Blood Like Milk (c.1973); Sitting on a Starwood Stool (c.1974); Agoraphobia, A.D. 2000 (c.1977); Programmed Love Story (c.1974); The Girl Who Was Art (c.1976); Our Loves So Truly Meridional (c.1974); Immune Dreams (c.1978); My Soul Swims in a Goldfish Bowl (c.1978); The Roentgen Refugees (c.1977); A Time-Span to Conjure With (c.1978); On Cooking the First Hero in Spring (c.1975); and The Event Horizon (c.1976).

86290-X MICK FARREN Vickers (1988)

86321 ANDRE NORTON Victory on Janus (cover by Josh Kirby; c.1968; March 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

86322  ANDRE NORTON Victory on Janus (cover by Josh Kirby; c.1968; 1973; 1975; 3rd ACE printing)

Victory on Janus was originally published as ACE G-703 (1968). Sequel to Judgement on Janus (ACE F-308; 1964).

86495-3 L. SPRAGUE de CAMP The Virgin of Zesh and The Tower of Zanid

Book #4 of the Krishna Series. An ACE double in single cover.

86500-3 AMY THOMSON Virtual Girl (1993; 1st ACE printing)

86505-4 LOLAH BURFORD The Vision of Stephen (September 1979; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

86570-4 M. JOHN HARRISON Virconium Nights (August 1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

86584-4 JONATHON CARROLL Voice of Our Shadow (cover by Joe Devito; c.1983; December 1984; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

86607-7 MARK ADLARD Volteface (cover by Paul Alexander; c.1972; March 1978; 1st ACE printing)

86608 PHILIP K. DICK Vulcan's Hammer (cover by Kelly Freas; c.1960; 1972)

Alternative preliminary cover art by Kelly Freas for Vulcan's Hammer. Acrylic and mixed media with brush and air brush on illustration board. 6.25" x 4.25." Signed in lower right.

Vulcan's Hammer was originally published in ACE Double D-457 (1960) bound with John Brunner's The Skynappers.

86609-3 ANDRE NORTON Voorloper (cover by W. Siudmak with interior illustrations by Alicia Austin; September 1980; 1st ACE printing)

Illustrated edition.  Note the mass market edition does not have any illustrations listed or advertisement for such.

86610-7 ANDRE NORTON Voorloper (cover by W. Siudmak; c.1980; nd; listed as "First Mass Market Publication)


87060 MICHAEL MOORCOCK The Warlord of the Air (cover by David Meltzer and interior illustrations by James Cawthorn; August 1971; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (1st. Series). There are six (6) B&W interior sketches by Cawthorn.

87073 EMMA BULL War For The Oaks (cover by Pamela Patrick; 1987; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "ACE Fantasy Special")

87180 A. E. VAN VOGT The War Against the Rull (cover by John Schoenherr; February 1970)

87181-4 A. E. VAN VOGT The War Against the Rull (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1970; February 1972; 2nd ACE printing)

87183-6 A. E. VAN VOGT The War Against the Rull (cover by Don Punchatz; c.1970; 1972; August 1977)

Listed as "Science Fiction from the Great Years." The cover art was also used in Ian Summers' Tomorrow & Beyond.

87195-X JACK L. CHALKER A War of Shadows (1979; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is "An Analog Book" whose series editor (Ben Bova) wrote a short introduction.

87196-8 JACK L. CHALKER A War of Shadows (c.1979; 1984; 2nd ACE printing; different cover art)

87201 POUL ANDERSON War of the Wing-Men (original title: The Man Who Counts; c.1958; 1967;  November 1973; 3rd ACE printing)

87202 POUL ANDERSON War of the Wing-Men (original title: The Man Who Counts; c.1958; 1967; 1973; August 1976; 4th ACE printing)

War of the Wing-Men was originally published in ACE Double D-303 (1958) bound with The Snows of Ganymede.

87269-7 GEORGE ZEBROWSKI Ashes & Stars (cover by Bob Pepper; September 1977; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

87269-7 (back cover)

87286-7 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Heretical (wrap around cover by Stephen Hickman; August 1987)

87300 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock in Spite of Himself (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1969)

87301 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock in Spite of Himself (c.1969; nd)

87302-2 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock in Spite of Himself (c.1969; later printing)

87303-0 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock in Spite of Himself (c.1969; later printing)

87305-7 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock in Spite of Himself (c.1969; later printing)

87310-3 ROBERT CHAM GILMAN The Warlock of Rhada (cover by Kevin Johnson; October 1985)

Kevin Johnson's full name is Kevin Eugene Johnson (which is how he signed the artwork).

87314-6 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF Warlock and Son (cover by Martin Andrews; October 1991)

87319 ANDRE NORTON Warlock of the Witch World (cover and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1967; 1969)

Uses the same cover art as ACE G-630 (1967). Suggests this might be the 2nd ACE printing using old stock.

87321 ANDRE NORTON Warlock of the Witch World (cover by J. H. Breslow; c.1967; 1974)

87322-7 ANDRE NORTON Warlock of the Witch World (cover by J. H. Breslow; c.1967; 1974; 1976)

For this edition, the copyright page credits interior art by Jack Gaughan but there is no interior art.

87324-3 ANDRE NORTON Warlock of the Witch World (cover by J. H. Breslow; c.1967; 1974; 1976; nd)

87323-5 ANDRE NORTON Warlock of the Witch World (cover by J. H. Breslow; c.1967; 1974; 1976; 1978)

J. H. Breslow often signs his work with the initials JHB.

87325-1 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Unlocked (wrap-around cover by Stephen Hickman; March 1982; 1st ACE printing: ACE fantasy)

87326-X ANDRE NORTON Warlock of the Witch World (cover by John Pound; c.1967; 1974; 1976; 1978; nd)

Warlock of the Witch World was originally published as ACE G-630 (1967).

87328 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Unlocked (nd)

87328-6 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Unlocked (nd)

87332 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Unlocked (nd)

87333-2 RICHARD S. McENROE Warrior's Blood (cover by Enric; January 1981; 1st ACE printing)

87333-2 (back cover)

This story is based upon characters created by Philip Francis Nowlan (Armageddon 2419 A.D.) from an outline by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Hmmm - looks like they were thinking of a series like their "Dream Park" stories and handed it off to McEnroe.

87334-0 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Enraged (wrap-around cover by Stephen Hickman; c.1985; 1986 or 1987; 4th ACE printing)

87338 RICHARD S. McENROE Warrior's World (1981; 1st ACE printing)

This is another story based upon characters created by Philip Francis Nowlan (Armageddon 2419 A.D.) from an outline by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

87341-3 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock's Companion (wrap-around cover by Kinuko Craft; December 1988; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

87343-X CARL MILLER The Warrior and the Witch (1990; ACE fantasy)

87364-4 WILLIAM C. DIETZ War World (November 1986; 1st ACE printing)

87346-4 WILLIAM C. DIETZ Galactic Bounty (cover by Edwin Herder; c.1986; August 1997; 3rd ACE printing)

OK - ACE Books strikes again.  ACE Letter-Number 87364-4 was originally published  in November 1986  under the title War World. It was then reissued in August 1997 [date from Locus] under the title Galactic Bounty. Thank you Bill.

If any AIL user has a copy of the second printing (but under which title?), please send me an image and copyright information.  I am also looking for a good image of the War World printing.

87364-2 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Insane (wrap-around cover by Kinuko Craft; July 1989)

87381-8 CHRISTOPHER STASHEFF The Warlock Wandering (wrap-around cover by Stephen Hickman; May 1986)

87379-0 CYNTHIA FELICE and CONNIE WILLIS Water Witch (January 1982; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

87380-4 CYNTHIA FELICE and CONNIE WILLIS Water Witch (c.1982; August 1994; 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

This volume was reprinted with same letter-number in August 1984 and February 1996.

87421-5 DENNIS SCHMIDT Way-Farer (cover by G. Benvenuti; 1978; 1981; January 1986; 3rd ACE printing)

The other volumes of this tale are ACE 87625 and 87626.

87487-8 GORDON R. DICKSON Way of the Pilgrim (cover by John Berkey; 1988; 1st ACE printing)

87600 MICHAEL MOORCOCK The Warlord of the Air (interior illustrations by James Cawthorn; c.1971, May 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

87600 (back cover)

87625-0 DENNIS SCHMIDT Way-Farer (cover by G. Benvenuti; June 1978; 1st ACE printing)

87626-9 DENNIS SCHMIDT Way-Farer (cover by G. Benvenuti; 1978; November 1981; 2nd ACE printing)

There is another 2nd edition with same letter-number series that was sold as a promotional edition with a lower price. See also ACE 87421-5.

87631-1 H. G. WELLS War Of The Worlds (1988)

87690-0 BEN BOVA The Weathermakers (cover by Vincent Di Fate; c.1966; 1967; April 1979; Charter edition)

87855 A. E. VAN VOGT The Weapons Shops of Isher (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1954; 1961; December 1969; 3rd ACE printing)

87856 A. E. VAN VOGT The Weapons Shops of Isher (cover by Bart Forbes; c.1954; 1961; 1969; November 1973; 4th ACE printing)

87857 A. E. VAN VOGT The Weapons Shops of Isher (cover by Bart Forbes; c.1954; 1961; 1969; 1973; nd)

The Weapons Shops of Isher was originally published in ACE Double D-53 (December 1954) bound with Murray Leinsters' Gateway to Elsewhere. It was then published as ACE D-482 (January 1961).

87862-8 CHARLES SHEFFIELD The Web Between Worlds (cover by Boris Vallejo; August 1979; 1st thus)

87863-6 CHARLES SHEFFIELD The Web Between Worlds (cover by Boris Vallejo; c.1979; March 1980)

87864-4 CHARLES SHEFFIELD The Web Between Worlds (cover by Attila Hejja; c.1979; 1980; May 1984)

87871 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by Davis Meltzer; c.1964; nd but ~1969; 2nd ACE printing)

87872 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by Davis Meltzer; c.1964; ~1976)

87873 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by Davis Meltzer; c.1964; nd)

87874 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by Davis Meltzer; c.1964; nd)

87875-X ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by Davis Meltzer; c.1964; November 1978)

There appears to be two (2) printings for this ACE letter-number series.  The November 1978 printing has no number line.  The September 1980 printing has number line 8 0  9.  Both printings use the same Meltzer cover art and have the same price.  Thank you Bill.

87876-8 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by John Pound; c.1964; 1978; January 1983; 10th ACE printing)

87876-8 (back cover)

There appears to be two (2) printings for this ACE letter-number series. The John Pound art edition (above) has a catalogue code of 0-441-087876-8, which may be where the issue resides (ACE Books could not even use its coding sequence correctly). Both printings use the same ACE Letter-Number series and have the same price.  The other printing has the Davis Meltzer cover art.

87877-6 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by John Pound; c.1964; 1978; May 1983; 11th ACE printing)

87879-2 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by John Pound; c.1964; 1978; 1983; nd; 15th ACE printing)

Web of the Witch World was originally published as ACE F-263 (1964).

87935-7 ALAN GARNER The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (c.1960; 1978; 2nd ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

87941-1 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN The Weirwoods (cover by Stephen Hickman; October 1967)


88065-7 EDMOND HAMILTON What's It Like Out There? and Other Stories (1974; 1st thus)

Collection of 12 short stories including The Stars, My Brothers, What's It Like Out There?, and Twilight of the Gods.

88065-7 (back cover)

88087-8 ANDREW J. OFFUTT and KEITH TAYLOR When Death Birds Fly (cover by Ken W. Kelly; November 1980; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

88091 H. G. WELLS When The Sleeper Wakes (interior sketch by Jack Gaughan; c.1899; nd)

88101-7 JOHN JAKES When The Star Kings Die (cover by Ebel; March 1978; 2nd ACE printing)

88270 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN Where Is The Bird of Fire? (cover by John Schoenherr; 1970; 1st thus)

Contains three novellas: Where Is the Bird of Fire?, Vashti, and Bear. Swann was a pioneer of fantasy, active in a period (early to mid-1960s) when very little fantasy was published, particularly in the United States. (Most of his work appeared in the British magazine SCIENCE FANTASY) He wrote of mythology and the Classical world with great feeling. The classic title story is told from the point of view of a Sylvan who befriended Remus, the brother of Romulus. Vashti is about a wife of Xerxes the Great, who was suspected of being a djinn.

88564-0 RUDY RUCKER White Light (c.1980; 1981; 2nd ACE printing)

88575-6 BOB SHAW Who Goes Here? (August 1978; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

88601 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK Why Call Them Back From Heaven? (nd; 2nd ACE printing)

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

88810-0 PENELOPE LIVELY The Wild Hunt of the Ghost Hounds (April 1986; 1st ACE printing; ACE fantasy)

88870-4 KIM STANLEY ROBINSON The Wild Shore (cover by Andrea Baruffi; March 1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This is one of the ACE Science Fiction Specials (3rd. Series), edited by Terry Carr. This is also Kim Stanley Robinson's first novel.

Introduction by Terry Carr (who is the editor of this "New ACE Science Fiction Special edition series - 3rd series)

88872 RON GOULART Wildsmith (1972)

88874-7 KIM STANLEY ROBINSON The Wild Shore (cover by Andrea Baruffi; c.1984; November 1985; 3rd ACE printing)

88969 PHYLLIS ANN KARR Windraith's Last Battle (nd; ACE fantasy)


89212-4 GREG BEAR The Wind From A Burning Woman (1984)

Short story collection that includes The Wind From A Burning Woman; White Horse Child, Petra, Scatter and Mandala, and Hardfought.

89237 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Wind Whales of Ishmael (cover by Kelly Freas; 1971; 1st thus)

Original cover art by Kelly Freas for The Wind Whales of Ishmael. Gouache on board. 17.5" x 10.5." Signed KF just below the wind whale.

89238 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Wind Whales of Ishmael (c.1971; nd)

89240-X PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Wind Whales of Ishmael (c.1971; nd; 4th ACE printing; different cover art)

89248-5 MEGAN LINDHOLM The Windsingers (1984; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE fantasy)

Sequel to Harpy's Flight.

89251-5 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Winds of Darkover (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1970; June 1977; 2nd ACE printing)

89252-3 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Winds of Darkover (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1970; 1979; 3rd ACE printing)

89261-2 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Winds of Darkover (cover by Kirk Reinert; c.1970; 1979; March 1986; 6th ACE printing)

The Winds of Darkover was originally published in ACE Double 89250 (1970) bound with John Rackham's The Anything Tree. These editions are probably 1978.

89302-3 E. C. TUBB The Winds of Gath (cover by Paul Alexander; c.1967; 1973; April 1982; 3rd ACE printing)

The starting point in the many adventures of Dumarest. Note the renewal of releasing these stories as "Dumarest of Terra #1.

The Winds of Gath was originally published in ACE Double H-27 (1967) bound with Juanita Coulson's Crisis on Cheiron. It was later published in ACE Double 89301 (1973) bound with E. C. Tubb's Derai.

89441-0 JAMES MORROW The Wine of Violence (1982; 1st thus)

89447-X C. J. MILLS Winter World: Brander's Book (1992; 1st ACE printing)

89701 ANDRE NORTON Witch World (cover by Jack Gaughan; c.1963; nd)

Witch World was originally published as ACE F-197 (1963).

This volume has the same cover and title page illustration by Jack Gaughan, as well as being listed on the cover as "first book publication." This is another example of the re-use of old stock. The number block in the upper right has an offset edge suggesting that it was placed over the previous F-series label. Because of this I would suggest that this would be the 2nd ACE printing edition.

89702 ANDRE NORTON Witch World (c.1963; nd)

89705-3 ANDRE NORTON Witch World (c.1963; nd; same cover art as ACE 89702)

89706-1 ANDRE NORTON Witch World (cover by Pound; c.1963; 1988; nd)

89851 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Witches of Karres (cover by Leo and Diane Dillon; c.1966, 1970)

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

89852 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Witches of Karres (cover by Bill Ronalds; c.1966; January 1977)

89853-X JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Witches of Karres (c.1966; June 1983; 5th ACE printing)

89854-8 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Witches of Karres (c.1966; 1984; nd)

 The Witches of Karres was originally published as ACE A-13 (1966 as an ACE Science Fiction Special)

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