Ace Doubles Collection

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.

D 103a     D 103b


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.

D 118a     D 118b


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.

D 121a     D 121b

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.

D 193a     D 193b


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

D 199a     D 199b