Ace Doubles Collection

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.

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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.

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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