ACE SF G-Series Singles Image Library

The ACE G-series was published from 1965 to 1968 and priced at 50˘. Series numbers below 500 were published earlier as part of the D/S/G series, but carried the G prefix because they were priced at 50˘.

G-547 AUSTIN HALL and HOMER EON FLINT The Blind Spot (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1965)

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" (serialized in Argosy, later published separately in 1951). He wrote an independent sequel "The Spot of Life" (serialized in Argosy, later published separately in 1964).

HOMER EON FLINT (188? - 1924) is remembered for "The Blind Spot." His short career provided many stories to the pulps (Argosy and All-Story Weekly) during the early 1920's and the posthumous novels (ACE editions are from 1965 - 1966) were derived from stories originating in those magazines.

G-551 DONALD A. WOLLHEIM and TERRY CARR (ed.) World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (title page, editor portrait sketches, and interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan; 1965; 1st ACE printing)

Contains Tom Purdom Greenplace, Ben Bova & Myron R. Lewis Men of Good Will, Christopher Anvil Bill for Delivery, Norman Kagan Four Brands of Impossible, William F. Temple A Niche in Time, Edward Jesby Sea Wrack, C. C. McApp For Every Action, Josef Nesvadba Vampires Ltd., John Brunner The Last Lonely Man, Robert Lory The Star Party, Colin Free The Weather in the Underworld, Philip K. Dick O, To Be A Blobel!, Edward Mackin The Unremembered, Harry Mulisch What Happened to Sergeant Masuro?, Thomas M. Disch Now is Forever, Jack B. Lawson The Competitors, and Fritz Leiber When the Change-Winds Blow.

G-570 ALAN GARNER The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-582 JULES VERNE Journey to the Center of the Earth (c.1956; 1966)

Journey to the Center of the Earth was previously published in ACE Single D-156 (1956), D-397 (nd; probably 1959), F-191 (1963) and M-119 (1965) using the same cover art.  This edition is listed as "Science Fiction Classic" on the ACE logo and a "New Modern Translation."

G-586 WILLIAM L. CHESTER Hawk of the Wilderness (cover and frontspiece illustration by Jerome Podwil; c. 1936; 1966; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The first of the "Kioga" novels, first published as a serial in Blue Book in 1935-1936. Fantastic adventure set in an unknown Arctic land to the north of Siberia. Comparable to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan.

G-595 ANDRE NORTON Quest Crosstime (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged" )

G-595 (back cover)

G-599 ANDRE NORTON Star Guard (cover by Emsh; c.1956; 1961; October 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

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). They all use the same Emsh cover art.


G-605 LARRY MADDOCK (aka JACK JARDINE) The Flying Saucer Gambit - Agent of T.E.R.R.A. #1 (cover by Leone; 1966; 1st ACE printing)

JACK JARDINE (1931-2009) wrote the four Agent of T.E.R.R.A. tales 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 (ACE F-373; 1966).

G-611 AVRAM DAVIDSON (ed.) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Twelfth Series (1967; listed as "first book publication")

Contains Brian W. Aldiss A Kind of Artistry, J. G. Ballard The Garden of Time, Ron Goulart Please Stand By, Edgar Pangborn The Golden Horn, and Joanna Russ My Dear Emily.

G-620 LARRY MADDOCK (aka JACK JARDINE) The Golden Goddess Gambit - Agent of T.E.R.R.A. #2 (1967; 1st ACE printing)

G-625 KENNETH BULMER To Outrun Doomsday (1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-626 URSULA K. LEGUIN City of Illusions (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-627 FRITZ LEIBER The Big Time (1967; 2nd ACE edition; listed as "complete and unabridged")

1957 HUGO award winner

G-630 ANDRE NORTON Warlock of the Witch World (cover, title page and interior sketch by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-631 NEIL R. JONES The Sunless World: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #2 (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.

G-634 POUL ANDERSON War of the Wing-Men (c.1958; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged"; 2nd ACE printing)

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

G-637 PHILIP K. DICK and RAY NELSON The Ganymede Takeover (1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-639 EDMOND HAMILTON The Weapon from Beyond: Starwolf Series #1 (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1967)

G-639 (back cover)

G-640 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN The Weirwoods (cover by Gray Morrow; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-641 JACK WILLIAMSON Bright New Universe (cover by John Schoenherr and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-644 LARRY MADDOCK (aka JACK JARDINE) The Emerald Elephant Gambit : Agent of T.E.R.R.A. #3 (nd; 1st ACE printing)

G-646 ANDRE NORTON The X Factor (cover, title page, and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-647 MURRAY LEINSTER (aka WILL F. JENKINS) S.O.S. From Three Worlds (cover and title page illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1967; 1st ACE printing)

Murray Leinster's short story collection dealing with the Med ships - lone starships each carrying one man and one beast, and enough medical knowledge and equipment to cure a plague of planetary dimensions. Three novelettes built around that concept are included in this volume; Plague On Kryder II; Ribbon In the Sky; and Quarantine World.

G-649 JOHN BRUNNER The World Swappers (cover by Kelly Freas; c, 1959; 1967; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The World Swappers was originally published in ACE Double D-391 (1959) bounde with A. E. van Vogt's Siege of the Unseen.

G-650 NEIL R. JONES Space War: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #3 (cover by Gray Morrow with title page and interior illustration probably by Gray Morrow; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

A collection of related stories about the last Earthman (Professor Jameson) and the Zoromes. Stories include Zora of the Zoromes; Space War; and Labyrinth. These are all from Amazing magazine from 1935 to 1936.

G-654 ANDRE NORTON Catseye (cover by Emsh; c.1962; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Catseye was originally published as ACE Single F-167 (1962) using the same cover art.

G-655 ANDRE NORTON Witch World (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1963; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

Witch World was originally published as ACE Single F-197 (1963) and uses the same cover art.

G-656 JOHN JAKES When the Star Kings Die (cover and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-660 A. E. VAN VOGT The Universe Maker (cover by Jack Gaughan; c.1953; 1967)

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

G-661 JACK VANCE (aka JAMES HOLBROOK VANCE) Big Planet (cover by Emsh; c.1958; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Big Planet was originally published in ACE Double D-295 (1958) bound with Slaves of the Klau.

G-664 JOHN BRUNNER Born Under Mars (cover by John Schoenherr; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-667 DAVID McDANIEL The Arsenal Out of Time (cover by Kelly Freas with title page and interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-669 LEIGH BRACKETT The Coming of the Terrans (cover by Gray Morrow; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

Collection of five short stories.

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).

G-673 MARK S. GESTON Lords of the Starship (cover by John Schoenherr; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

MARK SYMINGTON GESTON (b. 1946) studied law at New York University Law School (1971). Lords of the Starship was his first novel and written while he was obtaining his degree in history from Kenyon College (Ohio).

G-675 JAMES WHITE The Secret Visitors (cover by Bob Schinella; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Bob Schinella's cover art is often in the mystery, suspense, and gothic genres.

G-677 DAMON KNIGHT Turning On (cover and title page by Jack Gaughan; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Short story collection (13 stories)

G-680 KENNETH BULMER Cycle of Nemesis (cover by Kelly Freas and title page illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-680 (back cover)

G-681 NEIL R. JONES Twin Worlds: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #4 (cover by Gray Morrow; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-683 LEIGH BRACKETT The Big Jump (cover by Jeff Jones with interior art by Jack Gaughan; c. 1955; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Big Jump was originally published in ACE Double D-103 (1955) bound with Philip K. Dick's Solar Lottery.

G-688 JACK VANCE (aka JAMES HOLBROOK VANCE) City of the Chasch: Planet of Adventure #1 (cover by Jeff Jones; 1968)

JEFFREY JONES (1944-2013) started out as a geology major at Georgia Tech and switched to art. Jones illustrated in the comic genre for Wally Wood and Jim Warren (Creepy, Eerie) as well as the science fiction (Amazing and Fantastic) and fantasy genres. Numerous awards and nominations include the Hugo Award (nominated 4 times), British Fantasy Award (1979), and World Fantasy Award for Best Artist (1986).

G-690 ANDRE NORTON The Beast Master (cover by Ed Valigursky; c. 1961; 1964; 1968; 3rd ACE printing; listed as "abridged" edition)

The Beast Master was originally published in ACE Double D- 509 (1961) bound with Star Hunter. It was also published as an ACE Single (F-315) and they all use the same Valigursky cover art.

G-691 ANDRE NORTON Lord of Thunder (cover by Alex Schomburg; c.1963; 1968; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-691 (back cover)

The Lord of Thunder was originally published as ACE Single F-243 (1963) using the same Schomburg cover art.

G-692 OTIS ADELBERT KLINE The Swordsman of Mars (cover by Emsh; c.1961; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Swordsman of Mars was originally published as ACE Single D-516 (1961).

G-693 OTIS ADELBERT KLINE The Outlaws of Mars (cover by Emsh; c.1961; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Outlaws of Mars was originally published as ACE Single D-531 (1961). This edition has an Introduction by Camille Cazedessus, the editor of the fanzine ERBdom.

G-694 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN The Dolphin and the Deep (1968; 1st ACE printing)

G-697 POUL ANDERSON We Claim These Stars (cover by Kelly Freas; 1968; listed as "complete and unabridged"; 2nd ACE printing)

Original color prelim drawing by Kelly Freas for We Claim These Stars. 6.25 x 4.25 inches. Signed lower left. Titled on mat.


G-701 EDMOND HAMILTON The Closed Worlds: Starwolf #2 (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1968; 1st thus)

G-701 (back cover)

G-703 ANDRE NORTON Victory on Janus (cover by Michael Gilbert and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; March 1968; 1st ACE printing)

Original cover art of Andre Norton's Victory on Janus. Acrylic on canvas, signed by the artist in lower right. 17x13" overall. Painting shows more around the margins than the published version. Image courtesy of PBA Galleries (who were the sellers of this artwork).

MICHAEL F. GILBERT (1947 - 2000) was an artist, author, and publisher. Gilbert was married to Sheila Gilbert, co-publisher of DAW Books and provided various artwork for many DAW titles. This cover art is one of his earliest works. He also was the illustrator and co-author for Andre Norton's The Day of the Ness (1975). His other area of interest was military history and wargaming, which led to his work in game development.

G-706 SAMUEL R. DELANY The Jewels of Aptor (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1962; 1968)

The Jewels of Aptor was originally published in ACE Double F-173 (1962) bound with James White's Second Ending.  This version is listed as revised.

G-709 JOHN BRUNNER Bedlam Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; 1968; listed as "first book publication")

G-712 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE) and J. FRANCIS McCOMAS (eds.) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Third Series (cover by Emsh; c.1960; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Short stories from the years 1952-3: Attitudes by Philip José Farmer, Maybe Just a Little One by R. Bretnor, The Star Gypsies by William Lindsay Gresham, The Untimely Toper by L. Sprague DeCamp & Fletcher Pratt, Vandy, Vandy by Manly Wade Wellman, Experiment by Kay Rogers, Lot by Ward Moore, Manuscript Found in a Vacuum by P. M. Hubbard, The Maladjusted Classroom by H. Nearing, Jr., Child By Chronos by Charles L. Harness, New Ritual by Margaret St Clair (as Idris Seabright), Devlin by W. B. Ready, Captive Audience by Ann Warren Griffith, Snulbug by Anthony Boucher; Shepherd's Boy by Richard Middleton, and Star Light, Star Bright by Alfred Bester

G-713 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE) (ed) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fourth Series (c. 1960; 1968; 2nd ACE printing)

G-714 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE) (ed) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fifth Series (c.1956; 1968; 2nd ACE printing)

Short stories from Isaac Asimov, Fredric Brown, L. Sprague de Camp, Zenna Henderson, Richard Matheson and others.  Uses same cover art from ACE F-105 and I think this is the re-use of old stock with a new ACE letter-number overprint.

G-715 ANTHONY BOUCHER (aka WILLIAM A. P. WHITE) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sixth Series (1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-716 ANDRE NORTON Web of the Witch World (cover by Jack Gaughan; c.1964; 1968)

Web of the Witch World was originally published as ACE Single F-263 (1964) using the same cover art.

G-717 ANDRE NORTON Daybreak - 2250 A. D. (original title: Star Man's Son; c.1952; 1961; 1965; 1968; 3rd 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 ACE Single D-534 (1961) and F-323 (1965).

G-718 PHILIP K. DICK Solar Lottery ( cover by Jack Gaughan; c.1955; 1959; 1968; 3rd edition; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art by Jack Gaughan (1930-1985) for Solar Lottery. 19" x 15.5." Acrylic on board.

Solar Lottery was originally published in ACE Double D-103 (1955) bound with Leigh Brackett's The Big Jump. It was also published as ACE Single D-340 (1959).

G-719 NEIL R. JONES Doomday on Ajiat: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #5 (cover by Gray Morrow; 1968; listed as "first book publication")

G-723 ANDRE NORTON Star Hunter & Voodoo Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; c.1959; 1961; 1968; 1st ACE printing as such)

Note: this is a double novel volume with one cover

Voodoo Planet was originally published in ACE Double D-345 (1959) bound with Plague Ship.

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

G-724 PHILIP JOSE FARMER A Private Cosmos (1968)

G-728 DAVID GRINNELL Across Time ( cover by Jeff Jones; c.1957; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-730 ALAN E. NOURSE Psi High and Others (cover by Don Ivan Punchatz; 1967)

Short story collection of three somewhat connected vignettes.

DON IVAN PUNCHATZ (b. 1936) graduated from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and Cooper Unito School of Fine Arts. He has worked in advertising, animation, and medical illustration before becoming a freelance illustrator. Although he is known for his book covers (ACE, Berkley, Dell, Warner, etc.), his work is also found in many national magazines (Playboy, TIme, Esquire, Rolling Stone, etc.). Since 1970, Punchatz has been teaching illustration at Texas Christian University.

G-733 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS At the Earth's Core (cover by Roy Krenkel, Jr.; c. 1962; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

At the Earth's Core was originally published as ACE Single F-156 (1962). 

G-734 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Pellucidar (cover by Roy Krenkel, Jr.; c.1962; 1968; 2nd ACE printing)

Pellucidar was originally published as ACE Single F-158 (1962) with the same cover art by Krenkel. I believe this is the re-use of old stock with a new ACE letter-number overprint.

G-735 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tanar of Pellucidar (cover by Roy Krenkel, Jr.; c.1962; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; ACE Science Fiction Classic edition)

G-735 (back cover)

NOTE: An ACE image library user indicates they have a copy of G-735 listed as TANAR OF PELLUCIDAR - anyone else with a copy similar to this? If so, I would appreciate a scan of the front and back cover and any copyright information. THANKS!

Another ACE image library user (thank you Joe) has responded to this query. It appears that Burroughs never wrote a "Tarzan of Pellucidar" title, the correct listing should be for "Tanar of Pellucidar." If someone has a copy, I would appreciate an image to correlate. Thank you. A-HA - here it is (thanks).

Tanar of Pellucidar was originally published as ACE Single F-171 (1962).

G-736 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Tarzan At the Earth's Core (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1968; 2nd ACE printing)

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

G-737 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Back to the Stone Age (alternate title: Seven Worlds to Conquer; cover and interior illustrations by Roy Krenkel, Jr. and Frank Frazetta; c.1963; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Back to the Stone Age was originally published as ACE Single F-245 (1963). This edition is listed as an ACE Science Fiction edition.

G-738 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Land of Terror (cover and title page illustration by Frank Frazetta; c.1944; 1964; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Land of Terror was originally published as ACE Single F-256 (1964) with same cover art.

G-739 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Savage Pellucidar (cover by Frank Frazetta; c.1964; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

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

G-740 FRED SABERHAGEN The Broken Lands (cover by Richard Powers and title page illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1968; listed as "first book publication")

This is the first volume of the trilogy which became known as "Empire of the East."

G-745 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Maid (cover by Roy Krenkel, Jr.; c,1962; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-745 (back cover)

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

G-748 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Moon Men (cover by Emsh and interior illustrations by Roy Krenkel; Jr.; c.1962; 1968; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

The Moon Men was originally published as ACE Single F-159 (1962).

G-753 ALAN GARNER The Moon of Comrath (cover by Jeff Jones; 1968; 1st ACE printing)

G-756 ALEXEI PANSHIN Star Well: An Anthony Villiers Adventure (cover by Kelly Freas; October 1968; 1st ACE printing)

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.

G-758 THOMAS BURNETT SWANN Moondust (cover by Jeff Jones; 1968; 1st ACE printing)

G-761 JOHN BRUNNER Catch A Falling Star (cover by John Schoenherr; interior art drawing by Jack Gaughan; 1968; 1st ACE printing)

A previous, shorter and different version was published as The 100th Millennium in ACE Double D-362 (1959) bound with  David Grinnell's (aka Donald A. Wollheim) Edge of Time.

G-762 ALEXEI PANSHIN The Thurb Revolution: An Anthony Villiers Adventure (cover by Kelly Freas; 1968; 1st ACE printing)

G-766 EDMOND HAMILTON World of the Starwolves: Starwolf #3 (cover by Jack Gaughan; 1968) 

Last Update 13 September 2017

 

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