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Science Fiction 

# D-001 ~ D-099



D-013 ~ $0.35 ~ (1953) ~ Theodore S. Drachman - Cry Plague (often considered the first ACE Double Sci-Fi even with a Mystery for the other side) (cover-art by Lou Marchetti; cover states "An ACE Original") 153pg ~ {&} ~ Leslie Edgley - The Judas Goat (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") (Originally published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1952)

Theodore S. Drachman attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned his M.D. in 1938, and then earned an M.S.P.H. at Columbia University in 1941. He was a specialist in preventive medicine and epidemiology. He was deputy health commissioner for Westchester County in New York, and health commissioner for Columbia and Ulster counties in New York between 1946 and 1979. He also worked as a consultant to various health organizations around the world. Cry Plague! is well-known to science fiction bibliographers as the first Ace Double with a recognizably science-fictional plot. He also wrote one work of non-fiction: The Grande Lapu-Lapu (memoirs) (1972). Drachman died on July 13, 1988, at the age of 83, at his home in Philmont, New York, of cardiac arrest.

Leslie John Edgley (October 14, 1912 – 2002) was a mystery fiction writer and scriptwriter. He was born in London in 1912, but emigrated with his parents to Canada in 1918 and to East Chicago, Indiana in the United States in 1922, where he grew up in the Marktown neighborhood. He married Mary Gustaitis in 1935, and they moved to California in 1944. Among the works for which Edgley became known are the scripts for many episodes of Perry Mason.

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D-031 ~ $0.35 ~ (1953) ~ A. E. van Vogt - The World of Null-A (cover-art by Stanley Meltzoff c.1948; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 182pg ~ {&} ~ Universe Maker (cover states "An ACE Original") 138pg (Most Compilers consider this to be the first ACE Double Sci-Fi)

A.E. van Vogt (1912 - 2000) was born in Canada and moved to the U.S. in 1944, by which time he was well-established as one of John W. Campbell's stable of 'Golden Age' writers for Astounding Science-FictionThe World of Null-A (1948) developed complicated themes of non-Aristotlian logic.

Stanley Meltzoff (1917-2006) started his career as art editor for "Stars and Stripes" during WWII. He taught at CCNY and Pratt Institute, and influenced a number of young artists such as Paul Lehr and John Schoenherr. Although he only produced a small number of science fiction covers, he is considered important for how he influenced the genre.

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D-036 ~ $0.35 ~ (1953) ~ Robert E. Howard - Conan the Conqueror (cover-art by Norman Saunders; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 131pg ~ {&} ~ Leigh Brackett - The Sword of Rhiannon (cover-art by Schultz; cover states "An ACE Original") 187pg

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character "Conan the Barbarian" and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

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).

Robert Emil Schultz (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 illustrations 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.

The Sword of Rhiannon may be the first Robert Schultz cover for ACE Books.

D 013a     D 036s     D 013b

 

D-044 ~ $0.35 ~ (1954) ~ Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) - The Ultimate Invader and Other Science-Fiction (includes: short stories by Eric Frank Russell, Murray Leinster, Frank B. long and Malcolm Jameson) (cover-art by Stanley Meltzoff) 139pg ~ {&} ~ Eric Frank Russell - Sentinels of Space (cover-art by Schultz) 179pg

Donald Allen Wollheim (October 1, 1914 – November 2, 1990) was an American science fiction editor, publisher, writer, and fan. As an author, he published under his own name as well as under pseudonyms, including David Grinnell, Arthur Cooke, Millard Verne Gordon, Martin Pearson, Braxton Wells, Graham Conway and Lawrence Woods. He was the leader of the Futurians (active from 1938-1945; members include Isaac Asimov, James Blish, C. M. Kornbluth, and Frederik Pohl), instrumental in ACE Books science fiction (and horror) publication history, and founder of DAW publishing company.

Eric Frank Russell (January 6, 1905 – February 28, 1978) was a British author best known for his science fiction novels and short stories. Much of his work was first published in the United States, in John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction and other pulp magazines. Russell also wrote horror fiction for Weird Tales and non-fiction articles on Fortean topics. Up to 1955 several of his stories were published under pseudonyms, at least Duncan H. Munro and Niall(e) Wilde.

D 013a     D 013b

 

D-053 ~ $0.35 ~ (1954) ~ Murray Leinster (aka: Will F. Jenkins) - Gateway to Elsewhere (cover-art by Harry Barton; cover states "An ACE Original") 139pg ~ {&} ~ A. E. van Vogt - The Weapon Shops of Isher (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 179 pg

Murray Leinster (June 16, 1896 – June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an American writer of science fiction. He wrote and published more than 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Harry Barton for Gateway to Elsewhere

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D-061 ~ $0.35 ~ (1954) ~ L. Sprague de Camp - Cosmic Manhunt (cover states "An ACE Original") 128pg ~ {&} ~ Clifford D. Simak - Ring Around the Sun (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 190pg

Lyon Sprague de Camp (27 November 1907 – 6 November 2000), better known as L. Sprague de Camp, was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction. In a career spanning 60 years, he wrote over 100 books, including novels and works of non-fiction, including biographies of other fantasy authors. He was a major figure in science fiction in the 1930s and 1940s.

Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He won three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award. The Science Fiction Writers of America made him its third SFWA Grand Master, and the Horror Writers Association made him one of three inaugural winners of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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D-069 ~ $0.35 ~ (1954) ~ Lewis Padgett (aka: Henry Kuttner) and C. L. Moore - Beyond Earth's Gates 138pg ~ {&} ~ Andre Norton - Daybreak—2250 A. D. (original title: Star Man's Son) (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 182pg

Lewis Padgett was the joint pseudonym of the science fiction authors and spouses Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore, taken from their mothers' maiden names. They also used the pseudonyms Lawrence O'Donnell and C. H. Liddell, as well as collaborating under their own names.

Alice Mary Norton was born February 17, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio started writing in her teens. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym (aka Andrew North and Andre Norton). In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton.

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D-073 ~ $0.35 ~ (1954) ~ Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) - Adventures in the Far Future (includes: The Wind Between the Worlds by Lester Del Rey; Stardust by Chad Oliver; Overdrive by Murray Leinster; The Millionth Year by Martin Pearson; and The Chapter Ends by Poul Anderson) (cover-art by Ed Valigursky) 177pg ~ {&} ~ Tales of Outer Space (includes: Doorway In the Sky by Ralph Williams; Here We Lie by Fox B. Holden; Operation Mercury by Clifford D. Simak; Lord of A Thousand Suns by Poul Anderson; and Behind the Black Nebula by L. Ron Hubbard) (cover-art by Lawrence) 140pg

Edward L. Valigursky (b. 1926) graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburg after a stint in the U.S. Navy in WWII. An illustrator for Amazing, Fantastic Adventures, and Worlds of IF (later IF) magazines, he also illustrated for numerous paperback publishers (ACE, Pyramid, Lancer, etc.) as well as popular mainstream and men's magazine including Saga, Argosy, Collier's, and Popular Mechanics. In addition, he also produced advertisement illustration as well as in the aviation field. His work is rarely signed and he used a pseudonym (William Rembach) on a few illustration.

Adventures in the Far Furture is Ed Valigursky's first cover for ACE doubles;

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D-079 ~ $0.35 ~ (1954) ~ Francis Rufus Bellamy - Atta (cover states "A Complete Science-Fiction Novel") 179pg ~ {&} ~ Murray Leinster (aka: Will F. Jenkins) - The Brain-Stealers (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 139pg

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D-084 ~ $0.35 ~ (1954) ~ Isaac Asimov - The Rebellious Stars (original title: The Stars, Like Dust; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 176pg ~ {&} ~ Roger Dee (aka: Roger D. Aycock) - An Earth Gone Mad (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 144pg

Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.

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D-094 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Murray Leinster (aka: Will F. Jenkins) - The Other Side of Here (cover-art by Stanley Meltzoff; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") ~ {&} ~ A. E. van Vogt - One Against Eternity (original title: The Weapon Makers) (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 186pg

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D-096 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Andre Norton (as Andrew North) - The Last Planet (original title: Star Ranger; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 192pg ~ {&} ~ Alan E. Nourse - A Man Obsessed (cover-art by Peyton; cover states "Complete Novel") 127pg

Alan Edward Nourse (b. 1928) is one of science fiction's early medical practioners. Trained at Pennylvania Medical School, his expertise was incorporated into A Man Obsessed which addresses brain surgery and psychology while The Mercy Men (1968) investigates medical testing and the use of experimental human subjects for pay. He wrote non-fiction (The Nine Planets - astronomy) as well as a number of tales in juvenile (now called young adult) literature.

The Last Planet also published as Specail Edition (Shown below) with same number and same cover only the top banner states Special Edition in place of Two Complete Novels and the rear cover is blue with the words "AN ACE BOOK" in the center.

D 013a     D 013b

last planet 1956 special edition

 

D-099 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Robert Moore Williams - Conquest of the Space Sea (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 151pg ~ {&} ~ Leigh Brackett - The Galactic Breed (original title: The Starmen) (cover states "Revised Edition") 168pg

Robert Moore Williams (June 19, 1907 – May 12, 1977) was an American writer, primarily of science fiction. Pseudonyms included John S Browning, H. H. Harmon, Russell Storm and E. K. Jarvis (a house name).

The Galactic Breed is an abridged (ACE Books used "revised edition") version of The Starmen, published in hardcover by Gnome Press in 1952. The Starmen was an expanded version of the 1951 Startling Stories serial titled The Starmen of Llyrdis.

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Science Fiction 

# D-100 ~ D-199



D-103 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Philip K. Dick - Solar Lottery (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel of the Furture") 188pg ~ {&} ~ Leigh Brackett - The Big Jump (cover-art by Schultz; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 131pg

Philip K. Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction. He produced 44 published novels and approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. His fiction explored varied philosophical and social themes, and featured recurrent elements such as alternate realities, simulacra, monopolistic corporations, drug abuse, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. His work was concerned with questions surrounding the nature of reality, perception, human nature, and identity.

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D-110 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Isaac Asimov - The 1,000 Year Plan (original title: Foundation) (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Abridged") 160pg ~ {&} ~ Poul Anderson - No World of Their Own (cover states "Complete Novel") 158pg

Poul Anderson (1926-2001), a former President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, earned three Nebula and seven Hugo awards. He published over 100 novels and short story collections. He is remembered as one of the most imaginative and hugely prolific authors of science fiction's Golden Age. His works include Satan's World, Tau Zero, Midsummer Tempest, The Boat of a Million Years, Three Hearts and Three Lions, The Enemy Stars, and Brain Wave. In 1997, he received SFWA's Grandmaster Award and in 2000 he was inducted to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

The 100 Year Plan also published as Specail Edition (Shown below) with same number and same cover only the top banner states Special Edition in place of Two Complete Novels and the rear cover is blue with the words "AN ACE BOOK" in the center.

D 110a     D 110sp     D 110b

1000 year plan ace special edition

 

D-113 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Dwight V. Swain - The Transposed Man (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 97pg ~ {&} ~ J. T. McIntosh (aka: James Murdock MacGregor) - One in 300 (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 222pg

The Transposed Man is Dwight V. Swain's first and only science fiction novel.

James Murdock MacGregor (b. 1925) graduated from the University of Aberdeen and was a prolific author during the late 1950's to early 1970's.

D 113a     D 113b

 

D-118 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Charles L. Harness - The Paradox Men (original title: Flight Into Yesterday) (cover-art by Richard Powers; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 187pg ~ {&} ~ Jack Williamson - Dome Around America (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 133pg

John Stewart Williamson (April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006), who wrote as Jack Williamson, was an American science fiction writer, often called the "Dean of Science Fiction". He is also credited with one of the first uses of the term "genetic engineering". Early in his career he sometimes used the pseudonyms Will Stewart and Nils O. Sonderlund.

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).

The Paradox Men is the first ACE Books cover-art by Richard Powers.

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D-121 ~ $0.35 ~ (1955) ~ Andre Norton - The Stars Are Ours! (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 185pg ~ {&} ~ Sam Merwin, Jr. - 3 Faces of Time (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 135pg

San Merwin Jr. (April 28, 1910 - January 13, 1996) was an American mystery fiction writer, editor and science fiction author. His pseudonyms included Elizabeth Deare Bennett, Matt Lee, Jacques Jean Ferrat and Carter Sprague, he combined both writing and magazine editing. He was the editor of Thrilling Wonder and Startling Stories from 1945 to 1951. From 1951 he edited Fantastic Story Magazine and Wonder Story Magazine, early issues of Fantastic Universe, and was Assistant Editor of Galaxy and Beyond.

3 Faces of Time is the sequel to alternate worlds story of The House of Many Worlds (1951).

The Star Are Ours! also published as Specail Edition (Shown below) with same number and same cover only the top banner states Special Edition in place of Two Complete Novels and the rear cover is blue with the words "AN ACE BOOK" in the center.

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stars are ours 1960 ace special edition

 

D-139 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Nick Boddie Williams - Atom Curtain (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "A Novel") 168pg ~ {&} ~ Gordon R. Dickson - Alien From Arcturus (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 150pg

D 139a     D 139b

 

D-146 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Lee Correy (aka: G. Harry Stine) - Contraband Rocket (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 143pg ~ {&} ~ Murray Leinster (aka: Will F. Jenkins) - The Forgotten Planet (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 175pg

George Harry Stine (March 26, 1928 – November 2, 1997) was one of the founding figures of model rocketry, a science and technology writer, and (under the name Lee Correy) a science fiction author.

The Forgotten Planet also published as Specail Edition (Shown below) with same number and same cover only the top banner states Special Edition in place of Two Complete Novels and the rear cover is blue with the words "AN ACE BOOK" in the center.

D 146a     D 146b

forgotten planet ace special edition

 

D-150 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Philip K. Dick - The World Jones Made (cover-art by Schultz; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 192pg ~ {&} ~ Margaret St. Clair - Agent of the Unknown (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 128pg

Margaret St. Clair (17 February 1911 – 22 November 1995) was an American fantasy and science fiction writer, who also wrote under the pseudonyms Idris Seabright and Wilton Hazzard.

D 150a     D 150b

 

D-162 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Jerry Sohl - The Mars Monopoly (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 183pg ~ {&} ~ R. DeWitt Miller and Anna Hunger - The Man Who Lived Forever (The Man Who Lived Forever expanded from The Master Shall Not Die in Astounding, March 1938 by R. DeWitt Miller only) (cover-art by Stanley Metzoff; cover states "Complete Novel") 137pg

Gerald Allan "Jerry" Sohl Sr. (December 2, 1913 – November 4, 2002) was an American television scriptwriter and science fiction author who wrote for The Twilight Zone (as a ghostwriter for Charles Beaumont), Alfred Hitchcock PresentsThe Outer LimitsStar Trek: The Original Series (once using the pseudonym "Nathan Butler"), and other shows. He wrote more than twenty novels as well as feature film scripts. He also wrote the nonfiction works Underhanded Chess and Underhanded Bridge in 1973.

D 162a     D 162b

 

D-164 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Gordon R. Dickson - Mankind On the Run (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 151pg ~ {&} ~ Andre Norton - The Crossroads of Time (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 169pg

The Crossroads of Time published in Germany in 1958 with the same cover-art but the author is stated as Phillip K. Dick and again in 1964 with different cover-art.

D 164a     D 164b

 

D-173 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Ray Cummings - The Man Who Mastered Time (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 172pg ~ {&} ~ Joseph E. Kelleam - Overlords of Space (cover states "Complete Novel") 146pg

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 Gernsback in the early Amazing pulp magazine.

Overlords of Space is Joseph E. Kelleam's first and only ACE publicaton.

D 173a     D 173b

 

D-176 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Thomas Calvert McClary - 3 Thousand Years (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 189pg ~ {&} ~ Margaret St. Clair - The Green Queen (cover-art by Malcolm Smith; cover states "Complete Novel") 128pg

Thomas Calvert McClary (February 13, 1909 – 1972) was an American writer of science fiction and westerns. He wrote under the pseudonyms T.C. McClary, Thomas Calvert, and Calvin Peregoy.

Malcolm H. Smith (1910-1966) studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and then worked for Ziff-Davis Publishers as an illustrator and later as art director. After a period of time as an independent artist and art director for several magazines (Fate and Other Worlds), he worked for NASA as an artist at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama until his death. His works are in their permanent collection.

The Green Queen is the first ACE Books cover-art by Malcolm Smith.

D 176a     D 176b

 

D-193 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Philip K. Dick - The Man Who Japed (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 160pg ~ {&} ~ E. C. Tubb - The Space-Born (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 158pg

Edwin Charles Tubb (15 October 1919 – 10 September 2010), also known as E. C. Tubb, was a British writer of science fiction, fantasy and western novels. The author of over 140 novels and 230 short stories and novellas, Tubb is best known for The Dumarest Saga (US collective title: Dumarest of Terra), an epic science-fiction saga set in the far future. Michael Moorcock wrote, "His reputation for fast-moving and colourful SF writing is unmatched by anyone in Britain." Much of Tubb's work was written under pseudonyms including Gregory Kern, Carl Maddox, Alan Guthrie, Eric Storm and George Holt. He used 58 pen names over five decades of writing, although some of these were publishers' house names also used by other writers: Volsted Gridban (along with John Russell Fearn), Gill Hunt (with John Brunner and Dennis Hughes), King Lang (with George Hay and John W Jennison), Roy Sheldon (with H. J. Campbell) and Brian Shaw. Tubb's Charles Grey alias was solely his own and acquired a big following in the early 1950s.

The Man Who Japed is the first cover-art by Ed Emshwiller for ACE Doubles.

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D-199 ~ $0.35 ~ (1956) ~ Poul Anderson - Planet of No Return (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 105pg ~ {&} ~ Andre Norton - Star Guard (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 214pg

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Science Fiction 

# D-300 ~ D-399



D-303 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Poul Anderson - The Snows of Ganymede (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 96pg ~ {&} ~ War of the Wing-Men (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 160pg

Alternate cover-art (shown below) preliminary drawing by Ed Emshwiller for War of the Wing-Men.  Titled "They wingless" on top margin and Emsh name in pencil on bottom right border.

D 303a     D 303b

D 303b alternate

 

D-311 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Robert Silverberg - Stepsons of Terra (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 158pg ~ {&} ~ Lan Wright - A Man Called Destiny (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 128pg

D 311a     D 311s     D 311b

 

D-315 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Eric Frank Russell - The Space Willies (reprinted as ACE 77785, 1971) (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 131pg ~ {&} ~ Six Worlds Yonder (reprinted as ACE 77785, 1971) (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller) 128pg

D 315a     D 315b

 

D-322 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Robert Moore Williams - The Blue Atom (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 124pg ~ {&} ~ The Void Beyond and Other Stories (a collection of short stories) (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller) 130pg

D 322a     D 322b

 

D-331 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Kenneth Bulmer - The Secret of Zi (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 161pg ~ {&} ~ Ray Cummings - Beyond the Vanishing Point (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 95pg

Preliminary cover-art (shown below - left) by Ed Emshwiller that was used for The Secret of Zl.  This art work also has the same tentative title as "The Patient Dark" and an ACE Letter-Number as D-332. Editor deadline note on right margin (Due July 14).

Alternate preliminary cover-art (shown below - right) by Ed Emshwiller for The Secret of Zl.  Note the similarities and differences with this preliminary art and the final cover.  The preliminary has a tentative title as "The Patient Dark" and an ACE Letter-Number as D-332.

D 331a     D 331b

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D-335 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Poul Anderson - The War of Two Worlds (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 108pg ~ {&} ~ John Brunner - Threshold of Eternity (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 148pg

D 335a     D 335b

 

D-345 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Andre Norton (as Andrew North) - Plague Ship (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 178pg ~ {&} ~ Voodoo Planet (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 78pg

Preliminary cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for Voodoo Planet. Titled on top margin as "Planets Mean Trouble."

D 345a     D 345b

D 345b alternate

 

D-351 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Edmond Hamilton - The Sun Smasher (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 110pg ~ {&} ~ Robert Silverberg (as Ivar Jorgenson) - Starhaven (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 146pg

Original cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for The Sun Smasher.

D 351a     D 351b

D 351ao

 

D-358 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Robert Silverberg (as Calvin M. Knox) - The Plot Against Earth (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 138pg ~ {&} ~ Milton Lesser (aka: Stephen Marlowe) - Recruit for Andromeda (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 117pg

Stephen Marlowe (born Milton Lesser, August 7, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, died February 22, 2008 (aged 79), in Williamsburg, Virginia) was an American author of science fiction, mystery novels, and fictional autobiographies of Goya, Christopher Columbus, Miguel de Cervantes, and Edgar Allan Poe. He is best known for his detective character Chester Drum, whom he created for the 1955 novel The Second Longest Night. Lesser also wrote using the pseudonyms Adam Chase, Andrew Frazer, C.H. Thames, Jason Ridgway, Stephen Wilder and Ellery Queen.

D 358a     D 358b

 

D-362 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ John Brunner - The 100th Millennium (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 110pg ~ {&} ~ Donald A. Wollheim (as David Grinnell) - Edge of Time (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 145pg

D 362a     D 362b

 

D-369 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Brian W. Aldiss - Vanguard from Alpha (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 109pg ~ {&} ~ Kenneth Bulmer - The Changeling Worlds (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 145pg

D 369a     D 369b

 

D-375 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Damon Knight - Masters of Evolution (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 96pg ~ {&} ~ George O. Smith - Fire in the Heavens (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 159pg

Damon Francis Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was an American science fiction author, editor and critic. He is the author of "To Serve Man", a 1950 short story adapted for The Twilight Zone. He was married to fellow writer Kate Wilhelm. Damon Knight's preferred title for Masters of Evolution was "Natural State".

D 375a     D 375b

 

D-381 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Jerry Sohl - One Against Herculum (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 124pg ~ {&} ~ Andre Norton - Secret of the Lost Race (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 132pg

Preliminary cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for One Against Herculum. Note the editorial comment to Ed along the top: "Do this one but closer up. Also show these figures stronger."

D 381b     D 381a

D 381o

 

D-385 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ John Brunner - Echo In the Skull (cover-art by Schultz; cover states "First Book Publication") 94pg ~ {&} ~ Alan E. Nourse - Rocket to Limbo (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 162pg

D 385a     D 385b

 

D-391 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ John Brunner - The World Swappers (cover states "First Book Publication") 153pg ~ {&} ~ A. E. van Vogt - Siege of the Unseen (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 103pg

D 391a     D 391b

 

 

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Science Fiction 

# D-200 ~ D-299



D-205 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) - The Earth in Peril (an anthology of invasion stories, edited by Donald A. Wollheim, and includes: Things Pass By by Murray Leinster; Letter from the Stars by A. E. Van Vogt; The Silly Season by C. M. Kornbluth; The Plant Revolt by Edmond Hamilton; Mary Anonymous by Bryce Walton; and The Star by H. G. Wells) (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller) ~ {&} ~ Lan Wright (aka: Lionel Percy Wright) - Who Speaks of Conquest? (serialized in the British magazine New Worlds in 1956) (cover-art by Stanley Metzoff; cover states "Complete Novel")

Lionel Percy Wright, known professionally as Lan Wright (1923–2010) was a British science fiction writer. All of his fiction has been published under the pen name "Lan Wright". During the period 1952 to 1963, Wright was a regular contributor to various British SF magazines, including E. J. Carnell's New Worlds and Science Fantasy. Wright published no fiction after 1968. Who Speaks of Conquest? was lan Wright's first of 3 ACE Doubles.

D 205a     D 205b

 

D-215 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ Eric Frank Russell - Three to Conquer (cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 181pg ~ {&} ~ Robert Moore Williams - Doomsday Eve (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged")

D 215a     D 215b

 

D-223 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ Robert Silverberg - The 13th Immortal (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 129pg ~ {&} ~ James E. Gunn - This Fortress World (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Abridged") 190pg

Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF. He has attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953.

James Edwin Gunn (born July 12, 1923) is an American science fiction writer, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work as an editor of anthologies includes the six-volume Road to Science Fiction series. He won the Hugo Award for "Best Related Work" in 1983 and he has won or been nominated for several other awards for his non-fiction works in the field of science fiction studies. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America made him its 24th Grand Master in 2007 and he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2015. His novel The Immortals was adapted into a 1969-71 TV series starring Christopher George. Gunn is a professor emeritus of English, and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, both at the University of Kansas.

Original preliminary cover-art (Shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for This Fortress World.

D 223a     D 223b

D 223bo

 

D-227 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire - Crisis in 2140 (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 198pg ~ {&} ~ Judith Merril and Cyril M. Kornbluth (as Cyril Judd) - Gunner Cade (cover stated "Complete and Unabridged")

Henry Beam Piper (March 23, 1904 – November 6, 1964) was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of "Paratime" alternate history tales. He wrote under the name H. Beam Piper. Another source gives his name as "Horace Beam Piper" and a different date of death. His gravestone says "Henry Beam Piper". Piper himself may have been the source of part of the confusion; he told people the H stood for Horace, encouraging the assumption that he used the initial because he disliked his name. On a copy of Little Fuzzy given to Charles O. Piper, Beam's cousin and executor, he wrote "To Charles from Henry." 

John Joseph McGuire (August 25, 1917 in Altoona, Pennsylvania – August 1, 1981) was an American author of science fiction. He frequently wrote with H. Beam Piper.

Judith Josephine Grossman (January 21, 1923 – September 12, 1997), who took the pen-name Judith Merril around 1945, was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist, and one of the first women to be widely influential in those roles. Although Judith Merril's first paid writing was in other genres, in her first few years of writing published science fiction she wrote her three novels (all but the first in collaboration with C.M. Kornbluth) and some stories. Her roughly four decades in that genre also included writing 26 published short stories, and editing a similar number of anthologies.

Cyril M. Kornbluth (July 2, 1923 – March 21, 1958) was an American science fiction author and a member of the Futurians. He used a variety of pen-names, including Cecil Corwin, S. D. Gottesman, Edward J. Bellin, Kenneth Falconer, Walter C. Davies, Simon Eisner, Jordan Park, Arthur Cooke, Paul Dennis Lavond, and Scott Mariner. The "M" in Kornbluth's name may have been in tribute to his wife, Mary Byers;[3] Kornbluth's colleague and collaborator Frederik Pohl confirmed Kornbluth's lack of any actual middle name in at least one interview.

Original cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for Crisis in 2140.

D 227a     D 227b

D 227ao

 

D-237 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ Robert Silverberg - Master of Life and Death (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 163pg ~ {&} ~ James White - The Secret Visitors 155pg

Alternate cover-art (shown below) prelimary drawing by Ed Emshwiller for Master o f Life and Death.

D 237a     D 237b

D 237a alternate

 

D-242 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ A. E. van Vogt - Empire of the Atom (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Abridged") 162pg ~ {&} ~ Frank Belknap Long - Space Station #1 (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 157pg

Frank Belknap Long (April 27, 1901 – January 3, 1994) was an American writer of horror fiction, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, gothic romance, comic books, and non-fiction. Though his writing career spanned seven decades, he is best known for his horror and science fiction short stories, including early contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos. During his life, Long received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (at the 1978 World Fantasy Convention), the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement (in 1987, from the Horror Writers Association), and the First Fandom Hall of Fame Award (1977).

D 242a     D 242b

 

D-249 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ Philip K. Dick - The Cosmic Puppets (cover-art by Ed Valigursky) 127pg ~ {&} ~ Andre Norton (as Andrew North) - Sargasso of Space (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 192pg

D 249a     D 249b

 

D-255 ~ $0.35 ~ (1957) ~ Kenneth Bulmer - City Under the Sea (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 175pg ~ {&} ~ Poul Anderson - Star Ways (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 143pg

D 255a     D 255b

 

D-266 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ E. C. Tubb - The Mechanical Monarch (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 152pg ~ {&} ~ Charles L. Fontenay - Twice Upon A Time (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 167pg

D 266a     D 266b

 

D-277 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Murray Leinster (aka: Will F. Jenkins) - City On the Moon (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller) 151pg ~ {&} ~ Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) - Men On the Moon (includes: short story fiction by Raymond Z. Gallun, A. Bertram Chandler, Frank M. Robinson, H. B. Fyfe, and Murray Leinster) (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller) 137pg

D 277a     D 277b

 

D-286 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Robert Silverberg - Invaders from Earth (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 169pg ~ {&} ~ Donald A. Wollheim (as David Grinnell) - Across Time (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 150pg

D 286a     D 286b

 

D-291 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Robert Silverberg (as Calvin M. Knox) - Lest We Forget Thee, Earth (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 126pg ~ {&} ~ Raymond Z. Gallun - People Minus X (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 160pg

D 291a     D 291b

 

D-295 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Jack Vance (aka: John Holbrook Vance) - Big Planet (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 158pg ~ {&} ~ Slaves of the Klau (cover states "Complete Novel") 129pg

D 295a     D 295b

 

D-299 ~ $0.35 ~ (1958) ~ Andre Norton - Star Born (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 186pg ~ {&} ~ H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire - A Planet for Texans (cover-art by Kershaw; cover states "Complete Novel") 121pg

D 299a     D 299b

 

 

 

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Science Fiction 

# D-400 ~ D-599



D-403 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Murray Leinster (aka: Will F. Jenkins) - The Mutant Weapon (expanded from "Med Service" published in Astounding, August 1957. This is the second (written) of the "Calhoun/Murgatroyd/Med Service" series, which ran to several story collections and short novels which have appeared in various combinations) (cover states "Complete Novel") 93pg ~ {&} ~ The Pirates of Zan (reprinted as ACE 66525, 1971) (serialized in Astounding, February to April 1959 as "The Pirates of Ersatz.") (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 163pg

D 403a     D 403b

 

D-407 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Poul Anderson - We Claim These Stars! (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 125pg ~ {&} ~ Robert Silverberg - The Planet Killers (cover states "First Book Publication") 131pg

D 407a     D 407b

 

D-413 ~ $0.35 ~ (1959) ~ Harlan Ellison - The Man With Nine Lives (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 133pg ~ {&} ~ A Touch of Infinity (includes: Run For the Stars; Back To the Drawing Boards; Life Hutch; The Sky Is Burning; Final Trophy; & Blind Lightning) (cover-art by Ed Valigursky) 123pg

Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative personality. Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho, described Ellison as "the only living organism I know whose natural habitat is hot water". His published works include more than 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, essays, and a wide range of criticism covering literature, film, television, and print media. Some of his best-known work includes the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", his A Boy and His Dog cycle, and his short stories "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" and "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman". He was also editor and anthologist for Dangerous Visions (1967) and Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). Ellison won numerous awards, including multiple Hugos, Nebulas, and Edgars. Pen names include Lee Archer, Cordwainer Bird, Cortwainer Bird, C. Bird, Wallace Edmondson, H. Ellison, Ellis Hart, E. K. Jarvis, Ivar Jorgensen, Paul Merchant, Clyde Mitchell, Nalrah Nosille & Pat Roeder.

Alternate preliminary cover-art (shown below - left) by Ed Emshwiller for The Man With Nine Lives (originally titled as The Sound of the Scythe).

Original cover-art (shown below - right) by Ed Valigursky for A Touch of Infinity.

D 413a     D 413b

D 413a alternate     D 413b alternate

 

D-421 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Philip K. Dick - Dr. Futurity (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 138pg ~ {&} ~ John Brunner - Slavers of Space (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 118pg

Original cover-art preliminary (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for Slavers of Space.  Note the "no blood" and "add to bottom" notations when examining the final version on the ACE Double.

D 421a     D 421b

D 421bo

 

D-427 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Robert Moore Williams - World of the Masterminds (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 148pg ~ {&} ~ To the Edge of Time and Other Stories (includes: To the End of TimeWhere Tall Towers GleamHomeward BoundWhen the Spoilers Came; and Like Alarm Bells Ringing) (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 148pg

D 427a     D 427b

 

D-431 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ A. E. van Vogt - Earth's Last Fortress (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 114pg ~ {&} ~ George O. Smith - Lost in Space (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 142pg

D 431a     D 431b

 

D-437 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Andre Norton - The Sioux Spaceman (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 133pg ~ {&} ~ Richard Wilson - And Then the Town Took Off (cover states "Complete Novel") 123pg

Richard Wilson (23 September 1920 – 29 March 1987) was an American science fiction writer and fan. He was a member of the Futurians, and was married at one time to Leslie Perri. His books included the novels The Girls from Planet 5 (1955); 30-Day Wonder (1960); and And Then the Town Took Off (1960); and the collections Those Idiots from Earth (1957)[1] and Time Out for Tomorrow (1962). His short stories included "The Eight Billion" (nominated for a Nebula Award as Best Short Story in 1965); "Mother to the World" (nominated for the Hugo for Best Novelette in 1969 and winner of the Nebula in 1968); and "The Story Writer" (nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1979).

And Then the Town Took Off was previously published in a pulp (Infinity Science Fiction) in January and February 1958 (two-part serial).

Original preliminary cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for And Then the Town Took Off.

D 437a     D 437b

D 437bo

 

D-443 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Manly Wade Wellman - The Dark Destroyers (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Abridged") 111pg ~ {&} ~ Brian W. Aldiss - Bow Down to Nul (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 145pg

Manly Wade Wellman (May 21, 1903 – April 5, 1986) was an American writer. While his science fiction and fantasy stories appeared in such pulps as Astounding StoriesStartling StoriesUnknown and Strange Stories, Wellman is best remembered as one of the most popular contributors to the legendary Weird Tales, and for his fantasy and horror stories set in the Appalachian Mountains, which draw on the native folklore of that region. Karl Edward Wagner referred to him as "the dean of fantasy writers."[1] Wellman also wrote in a wide variety of other genres, including historical fiction, detective fiction, western fiction, juvenile fiction, and non-fiction. Wellman was a long-time resident of North Carolina. He received many awards, including the World Fantasy Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award. In 2013, the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation inaugurated an award named after him to honor other North Carolina authors of science fiction and fantasy.

D 443a     D 443s     D 443b

 

D-449 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Gordon R. Dickson - The Genetic General (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 159pg ~ {&} ~ Time to Teleport (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 96pg

Original preliminary cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for Time to Teleport.  Note the ACE Letter-Number series on top margin.

D 449a     D 449b

D 449o

 

D-453 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Kenneth Bulmer - The Earth Gods Are Coming (from the story "Of Earth Foretold" first published by Kenneth Bulmer in the British continuation of Science Fiction Adventures in May 1960) (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 107pg ~ {&} ~ Margaret St. Clair - The Games of Neith (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication")

D 453a     D 453b

 

D-457 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Philip K. Dick - Vulcan's Hammer (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 139pg ~ {&} ~ John Brunner - The Skynappers (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 117pg

Preliminary cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for Vulcan's Hammer.  Story title and ACE Letter-Number series at top.  Art editor comment on right margin  (in pencil; "show light coming from eyes of hammers"). Note the similarity of this preliminary art with the final cover art.

D 457a     D 457b

D 457ao

 

D-465 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ John Brunner - The Atlantic Abomination (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 128pg ~ {&} ~ Donald A. Wollheim (as David Grinnell) - The Martian Missile (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 127pg

D 465a     D 465s     D 465b

 

D-471 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ John Brunner - Sanctuary in the Sky (cover-art by Basil Gogos; cover states "Complete Novel") 122pg ~ {&} ~ Jack Sharkey - The Secret Martians (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 132pg

D 471a     D 471b

 

D-479 ~ $0.35 ~ (1960) ~ Wilson Tucker - To the Tombaugh Station (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 145pg ~ {&} ~ Poul Anderson - Earthman, Go Home! (Originally published as A Plague of Masters in Fantastic Stories of Imagination December 1960 and January 1961).(cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 110pg

Arthur Wilson "Bob" Tucker (November 23, 1914 – October 6, 2006) was an American theater technician who became well known as a writer of mystery, action adventure, and science fiction under the name Wilson Tucker. Tucker was also a prominent member of science fiction fandom, who wrote extensively for fanzines under the name Bob Tucker, a family nickname bestowed in childhood (his own mispronunciation of the nickname "Bub"). He became a prominent analyst and critic of the field, as well as the coiner of such terms as "space opera".

D 479a     D 479b

 

D-485 ~ $0.35 ~ (1961) ~ Robert A. W. Lowndes - The Puzzle Planet (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 119pg ~ {&} ~ Lloyd Biggle, Jr. - The Angry Espers (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 136pg

Robert Augustine Ward "Doc" Lowndes (September 4, 1916 – July 14, 1998) was an American science fiction author, editor and fan. He was known best as the editor of Future Science FictionScience Fiction, and Science Fiction Quarterly, among many other crime-fiction, western, sports-fiction, and other pulp and digest sized magazines for Columbia Publications. Among the most famous writers he was first to publish at Columbia was mystery writer Edward D. Hoch, who in turn would contribute to Lowndes's fiction magazines as long as he was editing them. Lowndes was a principal member of the Futurians. His first story, "The Outpost at Altark" for Super Science in 1940, was written in collaboration with fellow Futurian Donald A. Wollheim, uncredited.

D 485a     D 485b

 

D-491 ~ $0.35 ~ (1961) ~ Fritz Leiber - The Big Time (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 129pg ~ {&} ~ The Mind-Spider and Other Stories (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller) 127pg

Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. With writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having coined the term.

Preliminary cover-art (shown below - left) by Ed Emshwiller for The Big Time. Art editor comment on left margin and sizing comment at bottom margin (in black grease pencil).  Art editor also appears to havemarked his change on the image in black grease pencil. Note the similarity of this preliminary art with the final cover-art.

Preliminary cover-art by (shown below - right) Ed Emshwiller for The Mind Spider and Other Stories. Note that the final cover art is much different than this sketch, even though it has elements of the final cover-art.

D 491a     D 491s     D 491b

D 491ao     D 491bo

 

D-497 ~ $0.35 ~ (1961) ~ John Brunner (as Keith Woodcott) - I Speak for Earth (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 120pg ~ {&} ~ Ray Cummings - Wandl the Invader (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 135pg

Original preliminary cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for I Speak For Earth.

D 497a     D 497b

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D-507 ~ $0.35 ~ (1961) ~ Kenneth Bulmer - Beyond the Silver Sky (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 100pg ~ {&} ~ John Brunner - Meeting At Infinity (cover-art by John Schoenherr; cover states "First Book Publication") 155pg

John C. Schoenherr (b. 1935) attended the Pratt Institute (Brooklyn) and studied with Stanley Meltzoff. Biology was always an interest, but he preferred to draw the dissections, rather than perform them. Thus, as a freelance illustrator, he was prolific in science fiction genre as well as in wildlife paintings and illustrations for young adult and children books. His interior illustrations have brought to life many a story in Astounding Science Fiction (and later Analog) and influenced many other artists. He won the Hugo Award for Best Artist (1965) for his illustrations of Frank Herbert's Dune, and received numerous awards (Caldecott Medal, 1988) and accolades for his work in children's literature and wildlife portrayal.

Meeting At Infinity is John Schoenherr's first cover for ACE doubles.

Original preliminary cover-art (shown below) by Ed Emshwiller for Beyond the Silver Sky.

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D-509 ~ $0.35 ~ (1961) ~ Andre Norton - The Beast Master (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Abridged") 159pg ~ {&} ~ Star Hunter (cover-art by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 96pg

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D-517 ~ $0.35 ~ (1961) ~ Clifford Simak - The Trouble With Tycho (cover-art by John Schoenherr; cover states "Complete Novel") 82pg ~ {&} ~ A. Bertram Chandler - Bring Back Yesterday (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "First Book Publication") 173pg

Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He won three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award. The Science Fiction Writers of America made him its third SFWA Grand Master, and the Horror Writers Association made him one of three inaugural winners of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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