G-Series ACE Doubles

G-574 AVRAM DAVIDSON The Kar-Chee Reign (cover and frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; 1966) and G-574b URSULA K. LEGUIN Rocannon's World (cover by Gerald McConnell; frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; 1966)

The prelude of Rocannon's World is "Dowry of the Angyar" from Amazing, September 1964. This is LeGuin's first book.

G-576 JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) Danger From Vega (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "first book publication") and G-576b AVRAM DAVIDSON Clash of the Star-Kings (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "complete novel")

JOHN T. PHILLIFENT wrote SF from the mid-1950's to the early 1970's, and died in 1976. Most of his work was published under the pen-name "JOHN RACKHAM." He claimed to reserve his best work for publication under his own name, some of those starting to appear in the mid 1960's in Analog (formerly Astounding), and a half-dozen books under his name in the 1970's (including 2 Ace Doubles.) Phillifent followed the inventor of the Ace Double (Donald A. Wollheim) to the new company (DAW Books) he formed in 1972 when he left Ace Books.

G-580 MACK REYNOLDS Dawnman Planet (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "first book publication") and G-580b CLAUDE NUNES Inherit the Earth (cover by Hanke)

G-585 JOHN W. CAMPBELL The Planeteers (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "first book publication") and G-585b JOHN W. CAMPBELL The Ultimate Weapon (cover by McConnell; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

G-588 LIN CARTER The Star Magicians (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "complete novel") and G-588b JOHN BAXTER The Off-Worlders (cover by Kelly Freas; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

The Off-Worlders was the first ACE cover by Kelly Freas.

G-592 JOHN BRUNNER A Planet of Your Own (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "complete novel") and G-592b JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) The Beasts of Kohl (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

G-597 URSULA K. LEGUIN Planet of Exile (cover by Jerome Podwil; October 1966; listed as "first book publication") and G-597b THOMAS M. DISCH Mankind Under the Leash (cover by Kelly Freas; 1966; listed as "complete novel")

THOMAS M. DISCH (1940-2008) was a distinguished and admired author and poet who began publishing science fiction in 1962. His darkly brilliant short stories and novels, such as Camp Concentration (1968), 334 (1972) and On Wings of Song (1979; John W. Campbell Memorial Award), "delighted us with an unadulterated shot of pure bracing gloom.' (Brian Aldiss). He won the Hugo for the entertainingly contentious The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World (1998). The Brave Little Toaster (1980 F&SF) won a BSFA award and was made into a film.

G-602 HOWARD L. CORY (aka JACK and JULIE JARDINE) The Mind Monsters (cover by Scharre; listed as "first book publication") and PHILIP K. DICK The Unteleported Man (cover by Kelly Freas; listed as "complete novel")

G-606 JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) Time To Live (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "complete novel") and G-606b LIN CARTER Man Without a Planet (cover by Michael; listed as "first book publication")

G-609 PHILIP E. HIGH Reality Forbidden (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "complete novel") and G-609b A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Contraband From Otherspace (cover by Kelly Freas; listed as "first book publication")

PHILIP EMPSON HIGH was an English science fiction author. Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 28 April 1914 his writing career spanned over 50 years before his death in Canterbury, Kent on 9 August, 2006.

G-614 WALT & LEIGH RICHMOND Shock Wave (cover by von Zitzewitz; listed as "complete novel") and G-614b FREDERICK L. SHAW JR. Envoy To The Dog Star (cover by Birmingham; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

LLOYD P.BIRMINGHAM (b. 1942) started his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in aerospace and industrial artwork. Although he worked for Ziff-Davis and has illustrations in Amazing and Fantastic, he also has produced daily comic strips ("The Handy Family) and scientific illustrations in encyclopedias, science-oriented magazines, and childrens' books.

Envoy To The Dog Star is the only illustration by Birmingham for ACE Books.

G-618 EMIL PETAJA The Stolen Sun (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "first book publication") and and G-618b H. WARNER MUNN The Ship From Atlantis (cover by Jack Gaughan; listed as "complete novel")

G-623 PHILIP E. HIGH These Savage Futurians (cover by Gray Morrow; frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; listed as "first book publication") and G-623b JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) The Double Invaders (cover by Ermoyan; frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; listed as "complete novel")

G-632 MACK REYNOLDS The Rival Rigelians (cover by Michael; listed as "complete novel") and G-632b A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Nebula Alert (cover by Kelly Freas; listed as "first book publication")


G-632 was released May 1967 and is the last of the G-series. The H-series starts with H-20 on June 1967.

Last Update 09 March 2014

 

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