5 Number Code-Series ACE Doubles

The five numeral series ACE doubles does not follow a number-logical format. The five number code started in January 1969. Using this system, ACE first divided 99999 among the twenty-six letters of the alphabet (with some letters such as "b" obviously receiving a larger range of numbers than other letters such as "q"). By this system, "A" runs from 00000 to at least 03800, "B" to 08900, "C" to 12400 and so on. The number ACE assigns any title is determined by the first word in the title (ignoring the common articles, "a", "an" and "the"). For example, if the first word is EMPIRE (as in Empire Star), the assigned number 20571 comes from the "E" range.

With an ACE SF Double, the assigned number is given only to one of the stories. The January 1969 ACE SF double, The Fall of the Dream Machine and The Star Venturers, is 22600. This number falls in the "F" section of the numbering scheme and the code refers to the "Fall " story.

CONFUSED YET?

The next double published is The Rim Gods and The High Hex and is 72400, in the "R" section of the numbering scheme. In particular, it is important to know about this system. This numbering scheme allowed ACE to keep track of the number of printings for any story. This information is found in the last digit. Generally, first printings were given the digit zero (0) or five (5). However, this was not always followed. For example, when The Rim Gods was reprinted in 1978, its number was 72401, indicating a second printing.

To paraphrase Mack Reynolds "Like they say at the gladiatorial combats, you need a program to find out who is killing whom!"


22600 KENNETH BULMER The Star Venturers (cover by John Schoenherr) and DEAN R. KOONTZ Fall of the Dream Machine (cover by Jack Gaughan; January 1969)

The Star Venturers and the Fall of the Dream Machine are 1st ACE printing. Fall of the Dream Machine has an "Author's Foreword" in place of the usual inside blurb page.

72400 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Rim Gods (cover by John Schoenherr) and 72400b LAURENCE M. JANIFER and S. J. TREIBICH The High Hex (cover by Kelly Freas; February 1969)

30300 FRITZ LEIBER The Green Millennium (cover by John Schoenherr) and 30300b FRITZ LEIBER Night Monsters (cover by Jack Gaughan; March 1969)

Night Monster is a collection of short stories from Fantastic that includes I'm Looking for Jeff, The Casket-Demon, Midnight in the Mirror World, and The Black Gondolier.

37250 JOHN M. RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) Ipomoea (cover by Kelly Freas) and 37250b MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Brass Dragon (cover by Jack Gaughan; April 1969)

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 he formed in 1972 when he left Ace Books.

Original cover art by Kelly Freas for Ipomoea. Acrylic on board, 14.5" x 10.5" and initaled (Freas 'bug') in lower left.

23140 DEAN R. KOONTZ Fear That Man (cover by Jack Gaughan) and 23140b E. C. TUBB Toyman (cover by Kelly Freas; May 1969)

77710 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) The Space Barbarians (cover by Kelly Freas) and 77710b ROBERT LORY The Eyes of Bolsk (cover and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; June 1969)

81680 JOHN JAKES Tonight We Steal the Stars (cover by Kelly Freas and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan) and 81680b LAURENCE M. JANIFER and S. J. TREIBICH The Wagered World (cover and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; July 1969)

Tonight, We Steal The Stars is part of a loose trilogy that includes When Star Kings Die and The Planet Wizard.

The Wagered World is a sequel to Target: Terra and The High Hex. It is the last of the Angelo di Stefano series.

12140 BRIAN M. STABLEFORD Cradle of the Sea (cover by Jack Gaughan) and 12140b KENNETH BULMER The Wizards of Senchuria (cover by Kelly Freas; August 1969)

42800 E. C. TUBB Kalin (cover by John Schoenherr) and 42800b ALEX DAIN The Bane of Kanthos (cover by Gray Morrow; September 1969)

23775 K. M. O'DONNELL Final War and Other Fantasies (cover by Panos Koutroubousis) and 23775b JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) Treasure of Tau Ceti (cover by Kelly Freas and frontspiece by Gray Morrow; October 1969)

K. M. O'DONNELL is a pseudonym for BARRY N. MALZBERG and this collection contains eleven stories.

42900 GEORGE H. SMITH Kar Kaballa (cover by John Schoenherr) and 42900b LIN CARTER Tower of the Medusa (cover by Jeff Jones; November 1969)

66160 WALT and LEIGH RICHMOND Phoenix Ship (cover by Jack Gaughan) and 66160b NICK KAMIN (aka ROBERT J. ANTONICK) Earthrim (cover by Panos Koutroubousis; December 1969)

89250 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Winds of Darkover (cover by Kelly Freas) and 89250b JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) The Anything Tree (cover by John Schoenherr; January 1970)

The Winds of Darkover was later published as ACE single 89251 (nd), 89252 (1979) and 89261-2 (1986).

06707 BRIAN M. STABLEFORD The Blind Worm (cover and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan) and and 06707b EMIL PETAJA Seed of the Dreamers (cover by Gray Morrow; February 1970)

Original cover art by Gray Morrow (1934-2001) for Seed of the Dreamers. Acrylic on board (22" x 17") and signed lower center.

81610 DAVID GRINNELL (aka DONALD A. WOLLHEIM) To Venus! To Venus! (cover by John Schoenherr) and 81610b E. C. TUBB The Jester at Scar (cover by Kelly Freas; March 1970)

27235 WALT and LEIGH RICHMOND Gallaghers Glacier (cover by Kelly Freas) and 27235b WALT and LEIGH RICHMOND Positive Charge (photo cover; April 1970)

Positive Charge is a collection of eight short stories by this husband-and-wife writing team. One was published in Galaxy, all the rest in Analog. Contents: M’lord Is The Shepherd, If the Sabot Fits, Cows Can’t Eat Grass, Shorts Wing, Shortstack, Shortsite, I, BEM, and Prologue To An Analogue. Three of the stories feature Willy Short, inventor extraordinaire.

Gallaghers Glacier is expanded from a short story from Analog in 1964.

24100 JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) Flower of Doradi (cover by Kelly Freas) and 24100b JEREMY STRIKE (aka THOMAS EDWARD RENN) A Promising Planet (cover by Jack Gaughan; May 1970)

76096 KENNETH BULMER The Ships of Durostorm (cover by Jack Gaughan) and 76096b JEFF SUTTON (aka JEFFERSON SUTTON) Altons Unguessable (cover by Kelly Freas; June 1970)

52180 ROBERT LORY Masters of the Lamp (cover and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan) and 52180b ROBERT LORY A Harvest of Hoodwinks (cover by Gray Morrow; July 1970)

A Harvest of Hoodwinks is a collection of short stories including Appointment at Ten O'Clock, The Locator, The Courteous of Ghoor, Debut, Futility is Zuck, Only A God, The Fall of All-Father, Rolling Robert, Because of Purple Elephants, The Star Party, Mar-ti-an, and Snowbird and the Seven Warfs.

78400 BARRINGTON J. BAYLEY The Star Virus (cover by Kelly Freas) and 78400b JOHN JAKES Mask of Chaos (cover by Jack Gaughan; August 1970)

51375 PHILIP JOSE FARMER The Mad Goblin (cover by Gray Morrow) and 51375b PHILIP JOSE FARMER Lord of the Trees (cover by Gray Morrow; September 1970)

This volume is the last illustrated by Gray Morrow. This pair of stories was later reprinted as a two stories with a single ACE cover (49252-5; May 1980).

11560 SUZETTE HADEN ELGIN The Communipaths (cover by Josh Kirby) and 11560b LOUIS TRIMBLE The Noblest Experiment In the Galaxy (cover and frontispiece by Jack Gaughan; October 1970)

The Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy by Louis Trimble is a sequel to Anthropol (ACE Double H-59)

The Communipaths by Suzette Haden Elginis her first SF book and the first of three books involving "Coyote Jones." This also represents the first cover by Josh Kirby for ACE Doubles.

13793 DEAN R. KOONTZ Dark of the Woods (cover by Jeff Jones) and 13793b DEAN R. KOONTZ Soft Come the Dragons (cover by Jack Gaughan; November 1970)

Soft Come the Dragons is a short story collection containing A Darkness in My Soul, Soft Come the Dragons, To Behold the Sun, The Psychedelic Children, The Twelfth Bed, A Third Hand, A Season For Freedom, and Dragon in the Land.

27400 NEAL BARRETT, JR. The Gates of Time (cover by Josh Kirby) and K. M. O'DONNELL Dwellers of the Deep (cover by Jack Gaughan; December 1970)

58880 SAM J. LUNDWALL No Time For Heroes (cover by Josh Kirby) and 58880b SAM J. LUNDWALL Alice's World (cover by Josh Kirby; January 1971)

SAM J. LUNDWALL was a Swedish fan, critic, and writer. ACE editor Donald Wollheim explains in his introduction to these stories that after contracting for one book, Lundwall got the idea of treating the situation in the two very different ways - and the Ace Double format is the perfect medium to present such different "takes." The situation of these stories in common is planetfall on a long-abandoned world.

05595 JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) Beyond Capella (cover by Kelly Freas; note this copy has been signed by Freas) and 05595b KENNETH BULMER Electric Sword Swallowers (cover and frontispiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; February 1971)

11182 RON GOULART Clockwork Pirates (cover by Karel Thole) and 11182b RON GOULART Ghost Breaker (cover by Karel Thole; March 1971)

Ghost Breaker is a short story collection containing The Strawhouse Pavilion, Please Stand By, Uncle Arly, McNamara's Fish, Kearny's Last Case, Breakaway House, Fill in the Blank, The Ghost Patrol, and Help Stamp Out Chensey.

If any AIL user has information on the artist Karel Thole, please drop me an e-gram.

71082 CLAUDIA and RHODA NUNES Recoil (cover by Kelly Freas) and 71082b E. C. TUBB Lallia (cover and interior illustration by Ken Barr; April 1971)

Lallia is the first ACE Double cover by Ken Barr.

13783 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Dark Dimensions (cover by Kelly Freas) and A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Alternate Orbits (cover by Karel Thole; May 1971)

Alternate Orbits is a short story collection containing Hall of Fame, The Rub, The Sister Ships, and The Man Who Sailed the Sky.

13805 JOHN RACKHAM (aka JOHN T. PHILLIFENT) Dark Planet (cover by Jack Gaughan) and 13805b NICK KAMIN (aka ROBERT J. ANTONICK) The Herod Men (cover by John Schoenherr, frontispiece by Jack Gaughan; June 1971)

77785 ERIC FRANK RUSSELL The Space Willies (cover by Kelly Freas; 1958) and 77785b ERIC FRANK RUSSELL Six Worlds Yonder (cover by Kelly Freas; c. 1958; July 1971)

This volume is a reprint of ACE Double D-315 (1958).

Six Worlds Yonder is a short story collection containing Nothing New, Diabologic, The Waitabits, Tieline, Top Secret, and Into Your Tent I'll Creep.

68310 JOHN GLASBY Project Jove (cover by Kelly Freas) and 68310b KENNETH BULMER The Hunters of Jundagai (cover by Kelly Freas; August 1971)

27415 K. M. O'DONNELL Gather in the Hall of Planets (cover art by Jack Gaughan) and K. M. O'DONNELL In the Pocket and Other S-F Stories (cover art by Karel Thole; 1st ACE printing September 1971)

K. M. O'DONNELL is a pseudonym for BARRY N. MALZBERG. Gather in the Hall of Planets is a novelized version of the remarkable interplanetary events that took place at the World Science Fiction Convention ,Worldcon 1974.

In The Pocket And Other S-F Stories is a collection of 15 science fiction short stories and an author's introduction.

  1. Author's Introduction
  2. In The Pocket
  3. Gehenna
  4. Ah, Fair Uranus
  5. Notes Just Prior To The Fall
  6. As Between Generations
  7. The Falcon And The Falconeer
  8. July 24, 1970
  9. Pacem Est
  10. The New Rappacini
  11. Bat
  12. A Question Of Slant
  13. What Time Was That?
  14. A Soulsong To The Sad, Silly, Soaring Sixties
  15. Addendum
  16. The Idea .

66525 MURRAY LEINSTER (aka WILL F. JENKINS) Pirates of Zan (c. 1959) and MURRAY LEINSTER The Mutant Weapon (cover by Dean Ellis; c. 1959; October 1971)

This ACE Double is a reprint of the 1959 Ace Double (D-403; 1959), with new cover art.

The Mutant Weapon is expanded from "Med Service" published in Astounding in August 1957. This is the second of the "Calhoun/Murgatroyd/Med Service" series, reprinted in several story collections and short novels.

The Pirates of Zan was serialized in Astounding from February to April 1959 as "The Pirates of Ersatz."

75781 LEIGH BRACKETT The Secret of Sinharat (cover by Enrich) and LEIGH BRACKETT People of the Talisman (cover by Enrich; November 1971)

A reprint of ACE Double M-101 (1964)

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).

77525 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) Son of the Tree (cover by Josh Kirby) and 77525b JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Houses of Iszm (cover by Dean Ellis; December 1971)

33710 NEIL BARRETT, JR. Highwood (cover by Enrich) and 33710b BARRINGTON J. BAYLEY Annihilation Factor (cover by Lloyd; January 1972) spine edge

15890 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Door Through Space and 15890b A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Rendezvous on A Lost World (February 1972)

79975 E. C. TUBB Technos (cover by Bergman) and 79975b E. C. TUBB A Scatter of Stardust (cover by Karel Thole; March 1972)

A Scatter of Stardust is a collection of short stories which appeared in New Worlds, Science Fantasy, and Infinity between 1957 and 1960. Contains The Bells of Acheron, Anne, Return Visit, The Shrine, Survival Demands, Little Girl Lost, The Eyes of Silence, and Enchanter's Encounter.

16640 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Dragon Masters (cover by Josh Kirby) and 16640b JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Five Gold Bands (cover by Lloyd; April 1972)

The Dragon Masters first appeared in Galaxy in August 1962, and won the Hugo award for "best short fiction" in 1963. The Five Gold Bands originally appeared in Startling Stories in November 1950. The first book appearance was titled The Space Pirate (Toby Press, 1953.).

00990 SUSAN K. PUTNEY Against Arcturus and 00990b DEAN R. KOONTZ Time Thieves (May 1972)

37062 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Inheritors and 37062b A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Gateway to Never (June 1972)

10293 JOHN RACKHAM Earthstrings and 10293b KENNETH BULMER The Chariots of Ra (cover by Kelly Freas; July 1972)

06612 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Blackman's Burden and 06612b MACK REYNOLDS Border, Breed Nor Birth (August 1972)

15697 PHILIP K. DICK Dr. Futurity (cover by Harry Bergman; c. 1960) and 15697b PHILIP K. DICK The Unteleported Man (cover by Harry Bergman; c. 1966; September 1972)

For this volume, ACE reprinted Dr. Futurity from ACE D-421 (1960) and The Unteleported Man from ACE G-602 (1966).

Original cover art by Harry Bergman (b. 1928) for The Unteleported Man. Mixed media, 22" x 16," signed above left shoulder.

31755 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Hard Way Up (cover by Kelly Freas) and 31755b ROBERT LORY The Veiled World (October 1972)

The Hard Way Up is a short story collection containing The Wandering Buoy, The Subtracters, The Tin Messiah, The Sleeping Beauty, What You Know, The Mountain Movers, and With Good Intentions.

11451-2 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Coils of Time (cover by Rucker; c. 1964) and 11451b A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Into The Alternate Universe (cover by Dean Ellis; c. 1964; November 1972)

For this volume, ACE reprinted ACE Double M-107 (1964) with new cover art.

22576 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY Falcons of Narabedla (c. 1964) and MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Dark Intruder & Other Stories (cover by Kelly Freas;c. 1964; December 1972)

For this volume, ACE reprinted ACE Double F-273 (1964).

76960 LESTER Del REY The Sky is Falling and 76960b LESTER Del REY Badge of Infamy (January 1973)

11650 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Computer War and MACK REYNOLDS Code Duello (February 1973)

93900 EDMOND HAMILTON A Yank at Valhalla and 93900b ROSS ROCKLYNNE The Sun Destroyers (March 1973)

16641 JACK VANCE (aka JOHN HOLBROOK VANCE) The Dragon Masters (same cover as the 1972 printing) and 16641b JACK VANCE The Last Castle (April 1973)

The Dragon Masters first appeared in Galaxy in August 1962, and won the Hugo award for "best short fiction" in 1963. The Five Gold Bands originally appeared in Startling Stories in November 1950. The first book appearance was titled The Space Pirate (Toby Press, 1953.).

53415 DORIS PISERCHIA Mister Justice (cover by Kelly Freas; 1st ACE printing) and 53415b JOHN T. PHILLIFENT Hierarchies (cover by Kelly Freas; May 1973; 1st ACE printing)

Mister Justice is Doris Piserchia's first novel. (later reprinted in hardcover in Britain.) She produced just over a dozen SF novels in the 1970's amd early 1980's, several of them under the pseudonyn "Curt Selby." Hierarchies by John T. Phillifent was serialized in Analog during October and November 1971 and feature Interstellar Security agents Sixx & Lowry. The other story with these characters is Genus Unlimited (which appeared in book form in 1972).

76380 WILLIAM F. TEMPLE The Three Suns of Amara (cover by Kelly Freas) and 76380b WILLIAM F. TEMPLE Battle on Venus (cover by Mary Bryman?; 2nd ACE printing June 1973)

The Three Suns of Amara was originally published as ACE Double F-129 (1962) bound with The Automated Goliath by William F. Temple.

89301 E. C. TUBB The Winds of Gath (cover by Charles Lily; c.1967; 1973) and E. C. TUBB Derai (cover by Jeff Jones; c. 1968; July 1973)

Derai is the last Jeff Jones cover for ACE Doubles. This is the same cover art as for 1968 ACE H-77 cover but has a reduced size and changes in typeface and the addition of "A Dumarest Novel."

The Winds of Gath was originally published ACE H-27 (1967) bound with Juanita Coulson's Crisis on Chieron. Derai was originally published in ACE Double H-77 (1968) bound with Juanita Coulson's The Singing Stones.

48245 JOHN T. PHILLIFENT Life With Lancelot (cover by Valigursky; 1st thus) and WILLIAM BARTON Hunting on Kunderer (cover by Bergman; 1st ACE printing August 1973)

Life With Lancelot is the last Ed Valigursky ACE Double cover. This volume is an expansion of "The Stainless-Steel Knight" by John Rackham (Phillifent's pseudonym) for Worlds of If (July 1961).

66995 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) The Rival Rigelians (c. 1967) and MACK REYNOLDS Planetary Agent X (c. 1965; June 1974)

The Rival Rigelians is a reprint of ACE G-632 (1967) and Planetary Agent X is a reprint of ACE M-131 (1965).

14250 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) Depression Or Bust (c. 1974; and MACK REYNOLDS Dawnman Planet (c. 1966; October 1974)

Note: this is a single cover ACE double. Corick (1991) has an August 1974 publication date for this volume. My copy has October 1974. Would an AIL user (or users check their volume - if convenient - and let me know what publication date is listed).

20571 SAMUEL R. DELANY The Ballad of Beta-2 (c. 1965) and SAMUEL R. DELANY Empire Star (cover by Davis Meltzer; c. 1966; October 1975)

20571 (back cover)

This is a single cover ACE double. The Ballad of Beta-2 is a reprint of ACE M-121 (1965) and Empire Star is a reprint of M-139 (1966).

24035 MACK REYNOLDS (aka DALLAS McCORD REYNOLDS) The Five Way Secret Agent and MACK REYNOLDS Mercenary from Tomorrow (November 1975)

Note: this is a single cover ACE double


ACE printed a lot of the popular (well, to some people - I never could quite get interested) PERRY RHODAN novels. It just seems that 1974 was a poor year for authors and title construction. Note that these are single cover designs with two stories.

Abbreviations used below (PR109 = Perry Rhodan #109)

66093 CLARK DARLTON (aka WALTER ERNSTING) The Stolen Spacefleet (PR109) and KURT MAHR Sgt. Robot (PR110)

66094-0 WILLIAM VOLTZ Seeds of Ruin (PR111) and K. H. SCHEER Planet Mechanica (PR112)

66095-9 CLARK DARLTON (aka WALTER ERNSTING) Heritage of the Lizard People (PR113) and KURT MAHR Death's Demand (PR114)

66096-7 KURT BRAND Saboteurs in A-1 (PR115) and WILLIAM VOLTZ The Psycho Duel (PR116)

66097-5 K. H. SCHEER Savior of the Empire (PR117) and CLARK DARLTON (aka WALTER ERNSTING) The Shadows Attack (PR118)

66098-3 W. W. SHOLS The Wasp Men Attack (PR-none given) and ERNEST VLCEK Atlan #1: Spider Desert (listed as a "Special Release" volume)

66099-1 KURT MAHR Menace of Atomigeddon (PR-none given) and CLARK DARLTON (aka WALTER ERNSTING) Atland #2: Flight from Tarkihl (listed as a Special Release volume)

66121-1 W. W. SHOLS Robot Threat: New York (PR-none given) and HANS KNEIFEL Atlan #3: Pale Country Pursuit (listed as a Special Release volume)

66128-9 K. H. SCHEER Atlan #4: The Crystal Prince (PR-none given) and CLARK DARLTON (aka WALTER ERNSTING) Atlan #5: War of the Ghosts (cover by Wilson)

For more Perry Rhodan images - published as ACE singles - as well as information on this series - please go to this link.


Following the lead (really?) of the Perry Rhodan stories, the remainder of the five-digit numerical series does away with the tÍte-bÍche style and has only one cover where both stories are titled. This format was followed by the G-series ACE double mysteries. It appears that it was a cost-saving technique, where a single author would be featured and two of the more popular stories were reprinted.


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

Book 1 of the Commodore John Grimes series.

37063-2 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Inheritors and The Gateway to Never (cover by Paul Alexander; June 1978)

Book 2 of the Commodore John Grimes series.

72401-9 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Dark Dimension and The Rim Gods (cover by Rowena Morrill; c. 1971; this ACE edition August 1978)

Book 3 of the Commodore John Grimes series.

37108-6 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Into the Alternate Universe and Contraband From Otherspace (cover by Rowena Morrill)

Book 4 of the Commodore John Grimes series. Note the "ACE Double " notation on the upper left - different from the other volumes.

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

The Kar-Chee Reign was originally published as ACE Double G-574 (1966) bound with Ursula K. LeGuin's Rocannon's World.

24890-X H. BEAM PIPER Four-Day Planet and Lone Star Planet (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1961; April 1979; 1st ACE printing)

Note that although the cover title indicates only H. Beam Piper, Lone Star Planet was a collaboration with JOHN J. McGUIRE.

An ACE Double in a single cover and in this form is a 1st thus.

11555-1 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Commodore at Sea and Spartan Planet (cover by Paul Alexander; c.1971; 1st ACE printing June 1979)

Book 5 of the Commodore John Grimes series.

11705-8 ROBERT SILVERBERG Conquerors From the Darkness and Master of Life and Death (c.1957; 1965; this edition July 1979)

An ACE Double in a single cover and in this form is a 1st thus.

Master of Life and Death was originally published in ACE Double D-237 (1957) bound with James White's The Secret Visitors.

72402-7 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Rim of Space and The Ship From Outside (cover by Attilla Heja; November 1979)

72402-7 (back cover)

78537-9 ROBERT SHECKLEY The Status Civilization and Notions: Unlimited (c. 1960, November 1979)

Notions: Unlimited contains the stories Dawn Invader , Holdout , Feeding Time, The Leech, Watchbird, The Native Problem, The Language of Love, A Wind is Rising, Double Indemnity, Gra

y Flannel Armor, Morning After, and Paradise II

73101-5 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Road to the Rim and The Hard Way Up (cover by Ken Barr; same as ACE 73100)

67021-0 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Planet Savers and The Sword of Aldones (cover by Michael Whelan; same cover for ACE 67020 - a single with only "The Planet Savers")

Includes "Darkover Retrospective"

Note; I have a copy 67025-3 by MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY that is not in any database I have seen. If you have a copy of this double, let me know. I have placed the image for 67025-3 in the ACE SF Singles pages.

37130-2 ROBERT SILVERBERG Invaders From Earth (c.1958) and To Worlds Beyond (cover by Chris Foss; April 1980; 1st ACE printing)

Invaders From Earth was originally published in 1958 in ACE Double D-286 bound with Across Time by David Grinnell (aka Donald A. Wollheim).

To Worlds Beyond contains the short stories: Mind for Business, Certainty, Double Dare, The Old Man, The Overlord's Thumb, Ozymadias, Catch 'Em All Alive, New Men For Mars, and Misfit

49252-5 PHILIP JOSE FARMER Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin (May 1970)

01685-5 GORDON R. DICKSON Alien Art and Arcturus Landing (cover by David Plourde; 1981)

This is an example of an ACE Double in a single cover.

Alien Art was originally published in paperback as ACE 01684-7 (April 1978) and in hardback in 1973.

Arcturus Landing is an expansion of the story Alien From Arcturus.

78191 ANDRE NORTON Stars Hunter & Voodoo Planet (cover by Jeff Jones; 1981; 1st thus)

An ACE Double with a single cover. Star Hunter was originally published as ACE Double D-509 (1961; bound with The Beast Master under Andre Norton byline). Voodoo Planet was originally published as ACE Double D-345 (1959; bound with Plague Ship under the Andrew North pseudonym).

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

Jeff Jones (aka Jeffrey Catherine Jones; b. 10 January 1944; Atlanta, GA; d. 2012) was a prolific science fiction and fantasy illustrator whose work is best known from the 1960's through the 1980's.

81237-6 GORDON R. DICKSON Time to Teleport and Delusion World (cover by Steve Hickman; July 1981; 1st ACE printing)

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

Delusion World was originally published in ACE Double F-119 (1961) bound with Spatial Delivery.

65874-1 ROBERT SHECKLEY The People Trap plus Mindswap (August 1981; 1st ACE printing)

The People Trap contains the short stories: Restricted Area, The People Trap, Proof of the Pudding, Diplomatic Immunity, Ghost V, The Laxian Key, The Necessary Thing, The Victim From Space, Shall We Have A Little Talk?, The Last Weapon, The Odor of Thought, Fishing Season, and Redfern's Labyrinth

73102-3 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Road to the Rim and The Hard Way Up (cover by Ken Barr; same as ACE 73100; c. 1967 and 1972; 1981)

The Road to the Rim was originally published as ACE Double H-29 (1967) bound with The Lost Millennium by Walt and Leigh Richmond.

The Hard Way Up was originally published as ACE Double 31755 (1972) bound with The Veiled World by Robert Lory.

37064-0 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Inheritors and The Gateway to Never (cover by Paul Alexander; same as ACE 37063)

72403-5 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Dark Dimensions and The Rim Gods (cover art by Rowena Morrill; c.1971 and 1969, ACE printing August 1978)

The Dark Dimensions was originally published in ACE Double 13783 (1971) bound with Alternate Orbits.

The Rim Gods was originally published as ACE Double 72400 (1969) bound wth The High Hex by Laurence M. Janifer and S. J. Treibich.

37109-4 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER Into the Alternate Universe and Contraband From Otherspace (cover by Rowena Morrill; same as ACE 37108-6)

11556-X A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Commodore at Sea and Spartan Planet (same cover as ACE 11555-1)

Same comment as for 72403-5 - the cover attribution by Corrick has Morrill but an image of the cover on page 73 of Corrick (1991) has the attribution to Paul Alexander.

72402-3 A. BERTRAM CHANDLER The Rim of Space and The Ship From Outside (cover by Attilla Heja; same as ACE 72402-7)

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

37365-8 ROBERT E. HOWARD The Iron Man and The Adventures of Dennis Dorgan

The Iron Man contains the stories Iron-Jaw, The Iron Man, Men of Iron, and They Always Come Back

24891-8 H. BEAM PIPER Four-Day Planet and Lone Star Planet (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1961; 1979; 1981)

24892-6 H. BEAM PIPER Four-Day Planet and Lone Star Planet (cover by Michael Whelan; c.1961; 1979; 1981; 1984)

Re-issue from ACE 24890-X, 2nd printing and 3rd printing respectively. Note that although the cover title indicates only H. Beam Piper, Lone Star Planet was a collaboration with JOHN J. McGUIRE.

67025-3 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Planet Savers and The Sword of Aldones (cover by James Warhola to illustrate The Sword of Aldones; c.1962)

The Planet Savers was originally published as ACE Double F-153 (1962) bound with The Sword of Aldones. The Planet Saver was also published as an ACE single 67020 (1976).

67026-1 MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Planet Savers and The Sword of Aldones (cover by James Warhola to illustrate The Sword of Aldones; c.1962)

67027-X MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY The Planet Savers and The Sword of Aldones (cover by James Warhola ; same as ACE 67026-1; c.1962; 1988)

67027-X was released March 1988 and is the last of the five numeral ACE Double SF series .

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