ACE SF F-Series Singles Image Library

The F-series of ACE singles were published from 1961 to 1967 and were priced at $ 0.40.

F-105 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE; ed.) The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fifth Series (c.1954-1956; nd)

F- 105 (back cover)

This collection contains 16 science fiction stories and 4 vignettes. Imagine: A Poem Fredric Brown, You're Another Damon Knight, This Earth of Majesty Arthur C. Clarke, Birds Can't Count Mildred Clingerman, The Golem Avram Davidson, Pottage Zenna Henderson, The Vanishing American Charles Beaumont, Created He Them Alice Eleanor Jones, One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts Shirley Jackson, The Short Ones Raymond E. Banks, The Last Prophet Mildred Clingerman, Botany Bay P.M. Hubbard, A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller , Jr., Lament by a Maker L. Sprague de Camp, Pattern for Survival Richard Matheson, The Singing Bell Isaac Asimov, The Last Word Chad Oliver and Charles Beaumont, and 4 vignettes: Too Far Fredric Brown, A Matter of Energy James Blish, Nellthu Anthony Boucher, and Dreamworld Isaac Asimov

F-109 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Emsh; 1961; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-114 WALLACE WEST The Bird of Tme (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1959; 1961; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This is a "fix-up" novel, incorporating 4 stories (often with major revisions):The Bird of Time, Captive Audience, and The Lure of Polaris from Thrilling Wonder Stories (1949-53) and En Route to Pluto from the Astounding edition of August 1936. Gnome Press hardcover was published in 1959.

F-131 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE; ed.) The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sixth Series (cover by Ed Valigursky; c.1957; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

ACE F-131 is a 1962 reprint. It contains stories published in 1956 to 1957. The Cosmic Expense Account by C. M. Kornbluth, Mr. Sakrison's Halt by Mildred Clingerman, The Asa Rule by Jay Williams, King's Evil by Avram Davidson, The Census Takers by Frederik Pohl, The Man Who Came Early by Poul Anderson, Final Clearance by Rachel Maddux, The Silk and the Song by Charles L. Fontenay, The Shoddy Lands by C. S. Lewis, The Last Present by Will Stanton, No Man Pursueth by Ward Moore, I Don't Mind by Ron Smith, The Barbarian by Poul Anderson, And Now The News . . . by Theodore Sturgeon, and Icarus Montgolfier Wright by Ray Bradbury.

F-135 LEIGH BRACKETT The Long Tomorrow (cover by Emsh; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

LEIGH DOUGLAS BRACKETT (1915-1978) 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).

F-154 A. E. VAN VOGT The Wizard of Linn (cover by Ed Valigursky; 1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-156 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS At the Earth's Core (cover and title page illustration by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1922; 1962; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-156 (back cover)

ROY GERALD KRENKEL Jr. (1918-1983) had an early fascination for the works of E. R. Burroughs and the art of J. Allen St. John. A commerical artist who preferred pen and ink, Krenkel's reputation was established by the cover art for ACE Books and DAW illustrating the works of E. R. Burroughs and other fantasy works in that genre. He received the Hugo Award (1963) for Best Artist of the Year, as well as a Heroic Fantasy Award, a special award for his art at the 1982 World Fanasy Convention, and a Bronze Hammer Award (by Robert E. Howard fandom).

F-157 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Maid (cover by Roy Krenkel, Jr.; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-158 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Pellucidar (cover by Roy Krenkle; Jr., c.1915; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Pellucidar, the sequel to At the Earth’s Core, was originally published as a five part serial in All-Story Cavalier Weekly (May 1, 1915).

F-159 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Men (cover by Emsh; 1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-162 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE; ed.) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Seventh Series (1962; first thus; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Short stories including Idris Seabright The Wines of Earth, Ward Moore Adjustment, Bertram Chandler The Cage, Avram Davidson Mr. Stilwell's Stage, Arthur C. Clarke Venture to the Moon, Fredric Brown Expedition, G. C. Edmondson Rescue, Chad Oliver Between the Thunder and the Sun, Isaac Asimov A Loint of Paw, Mildred Clingerman The Wild Wood, Will Stanton Dodger Fan, Robert F. Young Goddess in Granite, C. M. Kornbluth Ms. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie, Poul Anderson Journey's End, and Fritz Leiber The Big Trek.

F-167 ANDRE NORTON Catseye (1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-168 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Thuvia, Maid of Mars (cover and title page illustation by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1920; 1962; 1st ACE printnig)

F-169 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan and the Lost Empire (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1962)

F-170 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Chessmen of Mars (cover and title page illustration by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1922; 1962; 1st ACE printing)

F-171 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tanar of Pellucidar (cover and title page illustration by Roy Krenkel Jr.; c.1929; 1962; 1st ACE printing)

F-174 REX GORDON (aka STANLEY BENNETT HOUGH) First Through Time (c. 1959; 1962; listed as "first book publication")

Reprint of ACE single D-405

F-178 DONALD A. WOLLHEIM (ed) More Adventures on Other Planets (cover by Richard Powers; 1963)

Short story collection including works by Leigh Brackett, Stanley Weinbaum, Robert M. Williams, and John Brunner.

RICHARD M. POWERS (1921-1996) employed a range of illustration styles that influenced generations of artists. His covers are distinctive and invoke connections with surrealism, symbolism, and the abstract. He signed his works in many ways, ranging from Gorman (or Gorman Powers) to Powers LAZ/Org. An amazingly prolific artist, the best source for additional information is Jane Frank's The Art of Richard Powers (Paper Tiger, 2001).

F-179 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Pirates of Venus (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; 1963)

F-179 (back cover)

F-180 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan at the Earth's Core (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; 1963)

F-181 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mastermind of Mars (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; February 1963)

F-181 (back cover)

Original pencil preliminary drawing for The Mastermind of Mars drawn in late 1962. Image area 5" x 7." Notation in pencil in the bottom border area states: "early cover rough for "Thuvia" - RGK." Apparently either Krenkel mis-identified this original when it was sold or he thought it would be used for this title.

Original charcoal pencil preliminary drawing for The Mastermind of Mars drawn in late 1962. Image area 4" x 6.75." Charcoal pencil on gray textured paper with "RGK" signature in lower right. Compared to the other pencil drawing, this one is not as detailed.

F-182 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Monster Men (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1963)

F-183 ANDRE NORTON The Defiant Agents (cover by Emsh; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Alternate cover preliminary painting by Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller  for The Defiant Agents. Acrylic and mixed media with brush on illustration board. Signed by artist in pencil (lower right) and titled (upper left). 8.5" X 7" on cream coloured paper.

F-188 PHILIP FRANCIS NOWLAN Armageddon 2419 A. D. (1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Note that Tuck (reference) has date as 1963.  My copy has copyright 1962.

F-189 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan the Invincible (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-189 (back cover)

F-190 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS A Fighting Man of Mars (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-190-X EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent

F-191 JULES VERNE Journey to the Center of the Earth (c.1956; 1959; 1963)

Journey to the Center of the Earth was originally published as ACE Single D-155 (1956) and D-397 (nd; probably 1959). Note the addition of "Classic" to the ACE logo for this edition

F-192 ANDRE NORTON Star Born (cover by Emsh; c.1958; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

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.

F-193 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Son of Tarzan (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1917; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-194 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan Triumphant (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.;1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-197 ANDRE NORTON Witch World (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1963; listed as "first book publication")

Original preliminary pencil sketch by Jack Gaughan for Witch World. 9” x 13.” The sketch is orange chalk or pastel on the back of the vellum / tracing paper and pencil on the front. The words “Witch World” are written on the bottom. As you can see the condition is going to require some stabilization and restoration work (another project for the future).


F-201 PAUL MacTYRE (aka ROBERT JAMES ADAM) Doomsday, 1999 (1963; listed as "complete novel")

Published in Great Britain under the title Midge.

F-203 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Beasts of Tarzan (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta. Interior illustrations by J. Allen St. John; 1963)

F-204 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1963)

F-205 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan and the City of Gold (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1963)

F-206 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Jungle Tales of Tarzan (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; 1963)

F-206 (back cover)

F-207 ANDRE NORTON The Stars Are Ours! (cover by Ed Valigursky; c.1955; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Stars Are Ours! was originally published as 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).

F-210 PETER BRYANT (aka PETER GEORGE) Red Alert (c.1963)

F-210 (back cover)

PETER GEORGE (1924-1966) spent most of his career in the Royal Air Force. He wrote two novels. "Two Hours to Doom" (c. 1958, UK) was later titled "Red Alert" for the U.S. market and carries his pseudonym Peter Bryant. RED ALERT (1958) is the basis of the 1963 film DR. STRANGELOVE, Or How I Stopped Worrying and Started to Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick. His "Commander -1" (c. 1965, UK) is a further treatment of nuclear warfare. He committed suicide in 1966.  Note how the cover art has changed from D-350 (and D-551) and the tie-in to the movie.

I have also acquired another copy of F-210 with a different cover blurb (gives same publication information).

F-211 OTIS ADELBERT KLINE Planet of Peril (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.;1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-212 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan and the Lion Man (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; 1963)

F-213 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land That Time Forgot (1963)

F-213 (back cover)

F-216 ISAAC ASIMOV The Man Who Upset the Universe (original title: Foundation and Empire; cover by Robert Schulz; c.1955; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Man Who Upset the Universe was originally published as ACE Single D-125 (1955).

ROBERT EMIL SCHULZ (1928-1978) was an illustrator (with a degree in architecture from Princeton University) who produced cover art for Pocket, Signet, Dell, and Bantam as well as illustations for "men's" magazines such as Adventure and Men's Digest. In addition to his well received cover art for I, Robot, he also did many western covers that included a series of reissues of Zane Grey stories by Pocket Books.

F-217 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE; ed.) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Eighth Series (1963; PBO)

F-220 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The People That Time Forgot (cover by Roy Krenkle, Jr.; 1963; 1st ACE printing)

F-220 (back cover)

Original pencil preliminary drawing for The People That Time Forgot drawn in late 1962. Image area 4" x 6.15." Pencil on cream (light tan) paper with "RGK" signature in lower right.

F-221 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Lost on Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1963)

F-222 JEFF SUTTON (aka JEFFERSON SUTTON) First on the Moon (cover by Emsh; c.1958; 1963)

Reprint of ACE Single D-327 (1958) using the same Emsh cover art.

JEFFERSON HOWARD SUTTON (b. 1913) studied at San Diego State College (now University of California - San Diego), served in the United States Marine Corps, and had been a photographer and newsman. Another part of his career was devoted to research into survival at high altitudes.

F-225 H. BEAM PIPER Space Viking (cover by Ed Valigursky; 1963; listed as "first book publication")

F-226 ANDRE NORTON Huon of the Horn (cover by Joe Krush; c.1951; 1963; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This novel is listed as "adapted by" Andre Norton due to its historical setting.

F-231 ANDRE NORTON Star Gate (cover by Emsh; c.1956; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-232 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Land Of Hidden Men (original title: Jungle Girl; cover and title page illustration by Roy Krenkel, Jr.; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-232 (back cover)

F-233 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Out of Time's Abyss (1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-234 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Eternal Savage (original title: The Eternal Lover; cover by Roy Krenkel, Jr; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-235 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Lost Continent (original title: Beyond Thirty; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-235 (back cover)

F-236 ANDRE NORTON The Time Traders (cover by Emsh; c.1960; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged"; 2nd ACE printing)

The Time Traders was originally published as ACE D-461 (1960) and uses the same Emsh cover art.

F-239 CLIFFORD D. SIMAK Time and Again (cover and title page by Jack Gaughan; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original title page illustration (hand lettered) by Jack Gaughan for Time and Again. 5.75" x 3.75" (on paper) and to a backing board (9" x 6.") "title page" is written at the lower left corner of the board and on the verso is "F-239 1963." Signed in lower right of art with monogram signature.

F-240 H. G. WELLS When The Sleeper Wakes (cover by Emsh; c.1899; 1959; 1963; 2nd ACE prinitng)

When The Sleeper Awakes was originally published as ACE D-388 (1959). This edition uses the same Emsh cover art and is probably the 2nd ACE printing.

Preliminary cover art by Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller for When The Sleeper Wakes. Gouache on board. 6" X 7." On the verso is stamped with his name & address, as well as the title "When the Sleeper Wakes" & "D-388" written in pencil. Compare this preliminary art to the Emsh cover for D-388 and F-240.

F-241 JACK WILLIAMSON & JAMES E. GUNN Star Bridge (1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Note: this edition has the price (40 cents) located below the ACE logo block. This suggests that this cover may be a left-over from the ACE DOUBLE edition.

F-243 ANDRE NORTON Lord of Thunder (cover by Alex Schomburg; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-243 (back cover)

ALEX SCHOMBURG (1905-1998) was born in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico. After emigrating to New York City, he (and his brothers) became successful commercial artist after apprenticing in the art studio of Fred Dahme. Introduced to science fiction by Hugo Gernsback, he moved to pulp and magazine illustration (The Experimenter, Radio Craft, Amazing Stories, etc). He has won every major award for science fiction and comic art, and for six decades his work was the 'example' of illustration art.

F-245 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Back to the Stone Age (alternate title: Seven Worlds to Conquer; cover art by Roy Krenkel, Jr. and Frank Frazetta; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-246 THEA VON HARBOU Metropolis (cover and title page by Jack Gaughan; c.1927; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Introduction by Forrest J. Ackerman (copyright date is 1963). On the copyright page is the statement that "This Ace edition follows the text of the first English edition, originally published in 1927." Translator is not identified.

F-247 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Carson of Venus (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-248 RAY CUMMINGS Beyond the Stars (1963; listed as "complete novel")

F-248 (back cover)

RAYMOND KING CUMMINGS (1887-1957) was an adventurer (gold prospecting, oil field, and orange plantations) and later an editor for Thomas Alva Edison. His writing career spanned thirty years and he is most remembered for one of his earliest stories, "The Girl in the Golden Atom" (c. 1919), as well as being one of the authors used by Hugo Gernsback in the early Amazing pulp magazine.

F-251 PHILIP K. DICK The Game-Players of Titan (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1963; 1st ACE printing)

F-255 PHILIP E. HIGH The Prodigal Sun (1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-256 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Land of Terror (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; c.1944; nd (probably 1964); 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-257 FLETCHER PRATT Alien Planet (cover by Emsh; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-258 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Cave Girl (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-259 OTIS ADELBERT KLINE Prince of Peril (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-263 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-267 ROBERT P. MILLS (ed). The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, 9th series (cover by Emsh and title page by Jack Gaughan; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Short stories from Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon (one of my favourites); Kem Bennett A Different Purpose; Ron Goulart Ralph Wollstonecraft Hedge: A Memoir; Robert A Heinlein "All You Zombies -"; R. M. McKenna Casey Agonistes; William Tenn Eastward Ho!; Lee Sutton Soul Mate; Damon Knight What Rough Beast?; Walter S Tevis Far From Home; George P. Elliott Invasion of the Planet of Love; Avram Davidson Dagon; Winston P. Sanders Pact; Joel Townsley Rogers No Matter Where You Go; Jane Rice The Willow Tree; Alfred Bester The Pi Man; and Theodore Sturgeon The Man Who Lost the Sea .

F-268 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Escape on Venus (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-268 (back cover)

F-269 J. H. ROSNY Quest of the Dawn Man (cover by Harry J. Shaare and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Note: Rosny is considered the "Edgar Rice Burroughs" of France. Translated from the French by the Honorable Lady Whitehead. Original title: The Giant Cat (c. 1924)

F-270 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Mad King (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-271 EDMOND HAMILTON Outside the Universe (cover by Ed Valigursky (not credited); 1964; listed as "complete novel")

F-274 H. BEAM PIPER The Cosmic Computer (original title: Junkyard Planet; cover by Ed Valigursky; 1964; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-277 JOHN BRUNNER To Conquer Chaos (cover by Emsh and interior illustration may be by Kelly Freas?; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-279 ANDREW NORTH (aka ANDRE NORTON) Sargasso of Space (cover by Emsh; c. 1955; 1957; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

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. This edition uses the same cover art by Emsh.

F-280 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Savage Pellucidar (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Another example of th ACE "Science Fiction Classic" series.

F-281 PIERRE BENOIT Atlantida (interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c. 1920, 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Translated by Mary C. Tongue and Mary Ross

Original cover art for Atlantida. Oil (or acrylic) on Bainbridge board.  25" x 15." Notation in red pencil in the bottom border area states: "33% Matte Per." No signature.  Closeup of central portion and the girl on the cushions.

F-282 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Beyond the Farthest Star (cover and frontispiece by Frank Frazetta; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

A "Science Fiction Classic" edition.

F-283 SAX ROHMER (aka ARTHUR SARSFIELD WARD) The Day the World Ended (c. 1929; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-287 ANDRE NORTON Key Out Of Time (cover by Emsh and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1964; 1st ACE printing and PBO; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-291 ANDRE NORTON Plague Ship (cover by Ed Valigursky; c. 1959; July 1964; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The edition uses the same Valigursky cover but has a 'banner headline' identifying Andrew North as Andre Norton.

F-293 E.C. TUBB Moonbase (cover by Ed Valigursky and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1964; listed as "complete novel")

Moon Base reprints the magazine serial Window on the Moon.

F-294 OTIS ADELBERT KLINE The Port of Peril (cover by Roy Krenkel Jr.; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-295 A. E. VAN VOGT The World of Null-A (cover by Emsh; c.1948; 1953; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The World of Null-A was originally published in ACE Double D-31 (1953) bound with van Vogt's Univese Maker.

F-296 EDWIN L. ARNOLD Gulliver of Mars (original title: Lieutenant Gulliver Jones; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

EDWIN LESTER ARNOLD (1857-1935) was the son of Sir Edwin Arnold whose book, "Light of Asia." introduced Victorian readers to the teachings of Buddha. "Gulliver of Mars" (c. 1905, UK) has been seen as a prelude to Edgar Rice Burrough's Martian series that was published seven years later.

F-297 HENRY KUTTNER The Valley of the Flame (cover by Emsh; 1964; listed as "first book publication"; uncredited co-author C. L. MOORE)

Preliminary cover art by Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller for The Valley of the Flame. Gouache on board. 5.5" X 7.75." On the verso is stamped with his name & address, as well as the title.


F-301 PHILIP K. DICK The Simulacra (cover and frontspiece illustration by Ed Emsh; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

Original cover art by Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller for The Simulacra. Gouache and tempera on board. 19" X 12.5." Signed lower left.   It was also reproduced on page 160 of Infinite Worlds- The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art by Vincent Di Fate, Penguin Studio, 1997.

F-303 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Bloody Sun (1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-304 RALPH MILNE FARLEY (aka ROGER SHERMAN HOAR) The Radio Beasts (cover and fronstpiece illustration by Emsh; c.1925; ACE "science fiction classic" edition 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged" - 1st ACE printing and PBO)

ROGER SHERMAN HOAR (1887-1963) graduated from Harvard and taught engineering and mathematics before taking charge of a company legal and patents department. He also was a Wisconsin senator. He wrote for most of the pulp magazines during the 1930's and 1940's. The "Radio Man" series, from which three novels were finally published, all appeared as magazine serializations (Argosy All Story Weekly) between 1924 and 1926.

F-305 ROBERT E. HOWARD Almuric (cover and interior frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

Collection of stories that originally appeared in the pulp magazine "Weird Tales" in 1939.

F-306 C. L. MOORE and HENRY KUTTNER Earth's Last Citadel (cover by Alex Schomburg and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c. 1943; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-307 GARDNER F. FOX Warrior of Llarn (cover and frontispiece by Frank Frazetta; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-307 (back cover)

F-308 ANDRE NORTON Judgment on Janus (cover by Alex Schomburg; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-309 PHILIP K. DICK Clans of the Alphane Moon (cover by Ed Valigursky; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-310 ANDRE NORTON Galactic Derelict (cover by Emsh; c, 1961; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Galactic Derelict was originally published as ACE Single D-498 (1961) and uses the same Emsh cover art.

F-311 DONALD A. WOLLHEIM (ed) Swordsmen in the Sky (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1964)

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

F-312 RALPH MILNE FARLEY (aka ROGER SHERMAN HOAR) The Radio Planet (cover by John Schoenherr and interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan; c.1926; 1964; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

This story was serialized in the magazine Argosy All Story Weekly in 1926.

F-313 RAY CUMMINGS A Brand New World (1964)

F-314 JAMES H. SCHMITZ The Universe Against Her (interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-315 ANDRE NORTON The Beast Master (cover by Ed Valigursky; c. 1961; 1964; listed as "abridged" edition)

F-315 (back cover)

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

F-317 JAMES WHITE The Escape Orbit (cover and interior illustation by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "complete novel")

F-318 AUSTIN HALL The Spot of Life (cover and interior illustation by Jack Gaughan; c.1932; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

Although this is listed as a "First Book Publication," this story was originally serialized in Argosy Weekly during 1932.

AUSTIN HALL (1883-1933) wrote mainly in the Western genre. His science fiction writings were mainly in pulps (Argosy, All-Story Weekly, and Weird Tales) and his most recognized (or berated) work is collaboration with Homer Eon Flint in "The Blind Spot" (c. 1921 in Argosy, later published separately in 1951). He wrote an independent sequel "The Spot of Life" (c. 1921 in Argosy, later published separately in 1964). Note that my references supply two dates for the serialization. Anyone have copies of these magazine serials?

F-319 EDMOND HAMILTON Crashing Suns (1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-319 (back cover)

F-320 KEITH WOODCOTT (aka JOHN BRUNNER) The Martian Sphinx (1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-320 (back cover)

F-321 OTIS ADELBERT KLINE Maza of the Moon (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1965; listed as "complete novel")

F-322 SAMUEL R. DELANY City of a Thousand Suns (cover, title page, and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-322 (back cover)

F-323 ANDRE NORTON Daybreak - 2250 A. D. (original title: Star Man's Son; c. 1952; 1954; 1961; 1965; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Daybreak - 2250 A.D was originally published in ACE Double D-69 (1954) bound with Lewis Padgett (aka Henry Kuttner) and C. L. Moore's Beyond Earth's Gate. It was also published as an ACE Single (D-534) in 1961.

F-325 ANDRE NORTON Ordeal in Otherwhere (cover by Gray Morrow and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

GRAY MORROW (1934-2001) attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, but was mostly self-taught. Introduced to Wally Wood in 1954, he soon embarked on illustration for DC Comics. Drafted in the Korean War, he developed an interest in painting that led to his work in many magazines and books. His artwork ranges from Mad Magazine and Cracked to comic books and men's magazines. In science fiction and fantasy, his work is found in Galaxy, Analog, If, and Fantasy and Science Fiction as well-crafted covers or interior illustrations. He almost completely provided all of the cover art for the Perry Rhodan series published by ACE Books.

F-326 LIN CARTER The Wizard of Lemuria (cover by Gray Morrow; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-327 HENRY KUTTNER The Dark World (cover by Gray Morrow; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-328 EDWARD E. SMITH The Galaxy Primes (cover by Ed Valigursky and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1965; 1st ACE printing)

F-329 ANDRE NORTON Storm Over Warlock (cover by Emsh; c.1961; 1965;2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Storm Over Warlock was originally published as ACE F-109 (1961).

F-330 AVRAM DAVIDSON What Strange Stars and Skies (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1965)

Fourteen short pieces by the author from the 1950s-1960s. Introduction, by the author; What Strange Stars and Skies; The Bounty Hunter; The Ogre; Fair Trade; Love Called This Thing; Faded-Out; The Lineaments of Gratified Desire; The Teeth of Despair; Jury-Rig; Miss Buttermouth; Where Do You Live, Queen Esther? ; Mr. Stilwell's Stage; The Unknown Law; and The Singular Events Which Occurred in the Hovel on the Alley off of Eye Street

F-332 ANDRE NORTON Three Against the Witch World (cover and interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-333 L. SPRAGUE de CAMP Rogue Queen (1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-334 REX DEAN LEVIE The Insect Warriors (1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-335 ROBERT MOORE WILLIAMS The Second Atlantis (cover by Gray Morrow;1965; listed as "first book publication")

Original cover art for The Second Atlantis.   Acrylic on board painting with an image area of 10.5" x 15.25." Signed lower left.  Art director notations lower right.  Art courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

F-337 PHILIP K. DICK Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-342 H. BEAM PIPER Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (cover and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-343 RAY CUMMINGS The Exile of Time (cover by Alex Schomburg; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-344 HENRY KUTTNER The Well of the Worlds (cover by Alex Schomburg; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

This story was also released as Well of the Worlds under the Lewis Padgett pseudonym.

F-345 HOMER EON FLINT The Lord of Death and The Queen of Life (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

HOMER EON FLINT (188? - 1924) is remembered for (with Austin Hall) "The Blind Spot" (serialized in Argosy, later published in 1951). His short career provided many stories to the pulps (Argosy and All-Story Weekly) during the early 1920's and novels were derived from stories originating in those magazines.

F-346 JOHN W. CAMPBELL The Black Star Passes (cover by Jerome Podwil; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

JEROME PODWIL (b.1938) graduated from the Pratt School of Art and Design in 1960. He has provided art for the science fiction, mystery, gothic, and western genres as well as other magazines (Playboy) and publishers (New American Library).

F-347 IAN WRIGHT The Last Hope of Earth (interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-350 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Star of Danger (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-353 AVRAM DAVIDSON Rogue Dragon (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-354 GARDNER F. FOX The Hunter Out of Time (cover by Gray Morrow and interior sketches by Frank Frazetta and Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-354 (back cover)

F-355 HOMER EON FLINT The Devolutionist and The Emancipatrix (1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-356 HENRY KUTTNER The Time Axis (cover by Alex Schomberg and interior illustation by Jack Gaughan; c 1948; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-357 ANDRE NORTON Year of The Unicorn (cover and interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-361 JOHN BRUNNER The Day of The Star Cities (November 1965; listed as "first book publication")

This short novel was later expanded into Age Of Miracles.

F-363 RAY CUMMINGS Tama of The Light Country (cover by Jerome Podwil; 1965)

F-364 JOHN W. CAMPBELL JR. The Mightiest Machine (cover by Jerome Podwil and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1965; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-365 ANDRE NORTON Night of Masks (cover by Gray Morrow; December 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-366 ANDRE NORTON The Last Planet (original title: The Star Rangers; cover by Harry Barton; c.1953; 1955; 1958; 1959; 1962; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Last Planet was originally published as ACE Double D-96 (1955) bound with Aan E. Nourse's A Man Obsessed. It was also released as an ACE Special Edition (single) D-96 (1955) and reprinted in ACE F-366 (1965; date from Tuck). All of these editions use the same cover art by Barton.

F-367 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Maker of Universes (1965; listed as "first book publication")

PHILIP JOSE FARMER (1918-2009) won several Hugo Awards as Most Promising New Author in 1953 for his pioneering alien-sex stories The Lovers (1952); for Riders of the Purple Wage in Dangerous Visions (1967); and for To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971). In 2001, SFWA honoured him as a Grand Master.

F-372 EDWARD E. SMITH The Spacehounds of IPC (cover by Ed Valigursky and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1947; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-373 HOWARD L. CORY (aka JACK JARDINE and JULIE ANNE JARDINE) The Sword of Lankor (cover by Jerome Podwil; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

JACK JARDINE (1931-2009) wrote the four Agent of T.E.R.R.A. tales (ACE G letter-number series) under the Larry Maddock pseudonym. He also wrote as Arthur Farmer and, with his wife Julie Ann Jardine, under the pseudonym of Howard L. Cory for The Sword of Lankor.

F-374 JEFF SUTTON (aka Jefferson Sutton) The Atom Conspiracy (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-375 ROBERT A. HEINLEIN The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein (cover and frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; 1966)

Short story collection that includes The Free Men.

Original cover art preliminary for The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein.  Mixed media on board. 6.5" x 4.25" (image).  Titled lower left and initialed (JG) lower right.

F-377 PHILIP K. DICK The Crack in Space (cover by Jerome Podwil and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-379 FRANK HERBERT The Green Brain (1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-382 BRIAN W. ALDISS Bow Down to Nul (c.1960; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Bow Down To Nul was originally published in ACE Double D-443 (1960) bound with Manly Wade Wellman's The Dark Destroyers.

F-383 LIN CARTER Thongor of Lemuria (cover by Gray Morrow; 1966, listed as "first book publication")

F-386 ANDRE NORTON The Time Traders (cover by Emsh; c.1960; 1963; 1966; 3rd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Time Traders was originally published as ACE D-461 (1960) and F-236 (1963) with the same cover art.

F-388 SAMUEL R. DELANY Babel-17 (cover by Jerome Podwil and title page illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-388 (back cover)

1966 Nebula Award Winner (tied with DANIEL KEYES Flowers For Algernon).

F-390 JACK VANCE (aka JAMES HOLBROOK VANCE) The Languages of Pao (1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-391 ANDRE NORTON The Crossroads of Time (c.1956; 1962; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-391 (back cover)

The Crossroads of Time was originally published in ACE Double D-164 (1956) bound with Gordon R. Dickson's Mankind on the Run.  It was also published as ACE Single D-546 (1962) using the same cover art.

And for yet more use of the same cover art, let's look at the 1958 West German (Hamburg) edition of Andre Norton's The Crossroads of Time (as Am Kreuzweg der Zeit).  It was printed as #9 (of 19 volumes) in Alfons Semrau Verlag's Abenteuer im Weltenraum science fiction series. Interestingly, Philip K. Dick is listed as the author, though the novel was written by Andre Norton.

F-392 EMIL PETAJA Saga of Lost Earths (1966; listed as "first book publication")

EMIL THEODORE PETAJA (b. 1915) was a professional photographer before his embarking on his writing career. He is known for a variety of science fiction and heroic fantasy tales.

F-393 ROGER ZELAZNY This Immortal (cover by Gray Morrow; July 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-396 KENNETH BULMER Worlds for the Taking (cover by Hoot von Zitzewitz; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-396 (back cover)

F-398 ERIC FRANK RUSSELL Somewhere A Voice (cover and interior illustrations by Kelly Freas; c. 1965; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Short story collection (7 stories): Somewhere A Voice; U-turn; Seat Of Oblivion; Tieline; Displaced Person; Dear Devil; and I Am Nothing. Each story has an individual Kelly Freas illustration on the title page of each story.

F-399 GARDNER F. FOX Thief of Llarn (cover by Gray Morrow; 1966; listed as "first book publication")


F-400 OTIS ADELBERT KLINE Jan of the Jungle (cover by Stephen Holland; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art by Stephen Holland for Jan of the Jungle.  Mixed media on illustration board. 10" x 13."  Book title and artist name on verso.

Jan of the Jungle was first published in ARGOSY for the March 18, 1931 edition.

F-402 CORDWAINER SMITH (aka PAUL LINEBARGER) Quest of the Three Worlds (cover by Gray Morrow; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

Three linked stories: On the Gem Planet; On the Storm Planet; and Three to a Given Star

F-402 (back cover)

F-403 ROGER ZELAZNY The Dream Master (cover by Kelly Freas and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; October 1966; listed as "first book publication")

1965 Hugo winner (tied with FRANK HERBERT Dune)

F-406 RAY CUMMINGS Tama, Princess of Mercury (cover by Jerome Podwil; 1966; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

F-407 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN Day of the Minotaur (cover and interior illustraton by Gray Morrow; October 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-407 (back cover)

F-408 ANDRE NORTON The Sioux Spaceman (cover by Ed Valigursky; c.1960; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

The Sioux Spaceman was orignally published in ACE Double D-437 (1960) bound with Richard Wilson's And Then the Town Took Off.

This edition uses the same Valigursky cover art as ACE Double and also maintains the "First book publication" notation. Included in this edition is a 10 page (unpaginated) essay by Lin Carter's titled Andre Norton - A Profile.

F-412 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Gates of Creation (cover by Gray Morrow and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-414 EMIL PETAJA The Star Mill (cover and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-416 REX GORDON (aka STANLEY BENNETT HOUGH) Utopia Minus X (1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-420 NEIL R. JONES Professor Jameson Space Adventure 1: The Planet of the Double Sun (cover by Gray Morrow; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

NEIL RONALD JONES (b. 1909) began writing for the pulps in the early 1930's and the "Professor Jameson" series ran for two decades in Amazing, Astonishing, and Super Science Stories.

F-421 CURT CLARK (aka DONALD E. WESTLAKE) Anarchaos (cover by Lynch and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

One of the rare SF stories by this acclaimed mystery writer. His other speciality (not often discussed) was the racier sleaze volumes by Beacon, Midwood, and Cornith publications.

DONALD E. WESTLAKE (1933-2008) was a prolific, witty and popular crime writer who won three Edgar Awards and was 1993's Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for life achievement. His science fiction and fantasy includes over 30 stories from 1954-1984, many collected in The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution (1968) and Tomorrow's Crimes (1989). Novels in this genre were Anarchaos (1967 as by Curt Clark), Humans (1992), and Smoke (1995).

F-422 LEIGH BRACKETT The Sword of Rhiannon (cover by John Schoenherr; c.1953; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

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

F-425 POUL ANDERSON World Without Stars (cover by Kelly Freas; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

F-425 (back cover)

Preliminary cover art by Kelly Freas for World Without Stars.  Oil on board. 7" x 4.5" (image size).  Signed lower left.

F-426 GORDON R. DICKSON The Genetic General (c.1960; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This story was later expanded into Dorsai!

The Genetic General was originally published in ACE Double D-449 (1960) bound with Time to Teleport

F-426 (back cover)

F-427 SAMUEL R. DELANY The Einstein Intersection (cover and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

F-427 (back cover)

1967 Nebula Award winner

F-429 PHILIP K. DICK The World Jones Made (cover by Kelly Freas; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

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