Ace Doubles Collection

Science Fiction 


# M-100 ~ M-199

M-101 ~ $0.45 ~ (1964) ~ Leigh Brackett - The Secret of Sinharat (reprinted as ACE 75781, 1971) (cover-art by and interior sketches by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "Complete Novel") 95pg ~ {&} ~ People of the Talisman (reprinted as ACE 75781, 1971) (cover-art by and interior sketches by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 128pg

M 101a     M 101b


M-103 ~ $0.45 ~ (1964) ~ Fred Saberhagen - The Golden People (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 118pg ~ {&} ~ Lan Wright Exile from Xanadu (cover-art by and interior sketches by Ed Emshwiller; cover states "First Book Publication") 137pg

Exile From Xanadu is the last Ed Emshwiller cover for ACE Doubles, however some later volumes have interior illustrations by Ed Emshwiller.

M 103a     M 103b


M-105 ~ $0.45 ~ (1964) ~ Margaret St. Clair - Message from the Eocene (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 114pg ~ {&} ~ Three Worlds of Futurity (includes: The Everlasting Food, Idris' Pig, The Rages, Roberta and The Island of the Hands) (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 142pg

Original preliminary cover-art (Shown below) by Jack Gaughan for Message From The Eocene.  Note that this preliminary art was matted by Jack Gaughan and (in his cursive script) titled "Guidebook From Space."

M 105a     M 105b

M 105ao


M-107 ~ $0.45 ~ (1964) ~ A. Bertram Chandler - The Coils of Time (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 128pg (reprinted as ACE 11451, 1972) ~ {&} ~ Into the Alternate Universe (cover-art by Ed Valigursky) 128pg (reprinted as ACE 11451, 1972 & ACE 37108, 1978)

M 107a     M 107b


M-109 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ G. C. Edmondson - Stranger Than You Think (includes: The Misfit; From Caribou to Carry Nation; The Galactic Calabash; The Sign of the Goose; The Country Boy; The World Must Never Know; and The Third Bubble) (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 87pg ~ {&} ~ The Ship That Sailed the Time Stream (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 167pg

G. C. Edmondson was the working name of science fiction author Garry Edmonson (full name "José Mario Garry Ordoñez Edmondson y Cotton") (October 11, 1922 in Washington state – December 14, 1995 in San Diego, California). According to the obituary published in Locus Magazine, Edmondson was born in Rachauchitlán, Tabasco, Mexico. During World War II he served as a U. S. Marine. Although generally called a science fiction writer, he wrote Westerns using the names Kelly P. Gast, J. B. Masterson, and Jack Logan. As he could also speak six languages he did translating work as well. His science fiction career began during 1955 with a story in the magazine Astounding. He later produced several novels which gained some note for their interest in time travel and Latin America. Several writers, including Gardner Dozois, tend to consider him as a neglected author.

M 109a     M 109b


M-111 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ Edmond Hamilton - Fugitive of the Stars (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 116pg ~ {&} ~ Kenneth Bulmer - Land Beyond the Map (cover-art by Jerome Podwil; cover states "Complete Novel") 136pg

Original preliminary cover-art (Shown below) by Jack Gaughan for Fugitive of the Stars.  Note that this preliminary art was matted by Jack Gaughan and (in his cursive script) titled "Fugitive of the Stars."

Land Beyond the Map is the first cover by Jerome Podwil for ACE Doubles.

M 111a     M 111b

M 111ao


M-113 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ Damon Knight - Off Center: A Scintillating Science-Fiction Collection (contains; What Rough Beast; The Second-Class Citizen; Be My Guest; God’s Nose; and Catch That Martian) (cover-art and illustrations by Jack Gaughan) 141pg ~ {&} ~ The Rithian Terror (Originally titled Double Meaning in Startling Stories, 1953) (cover-art and frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 111pg

M 113a     M 113s     M 113b


M-115 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ John Brunner - The Repairmen of Cyclops (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 150pg ~ {&} ~ Enigma from Tantalus (cover-art by John Schoenherr) 102pg

M 115a     M 115b


M-117 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ Bruce W. Ronald - Our Man in Space (cover-art by Ed Valigursky) 131pg ~ {&} ~ Jack Sharkey (aka: John Michael Sharkey) - Ultimatum in 2050 A.D. (cover states "First Book Publication") 120pg

M 117a     M 117b


M-121 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ Emil Petaja - Alpha Yes, Terra No! (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 156pg ~ {&} ~ Samuel R. Delany - The Ballad of Beta-2 (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 96pg

Emil Petaja (12 April 1915 – 17 August 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer whose career spanned seven decades. He was the author of 13 published novels, nearly 150 short stories, numerous poems, and a handful of books and articles on various subjects. Though he wrote science fiction, fantasy, horror stories, detective fiction, and poetry, Petaja considered his work part of an older tradition of "weird fiction." Petaja was also a small press publisher. In 1995, he was named the first ever Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Of Finnish descent, Petaja's best known works are a series of science fiction novels based on the Kalevala, the Finnish verse epic. Petaja's series brought him readers from around the world, while his particular mythological approach to science fiction has been discussed in scholarly publications and included in related anthologies.

M 121a     M 121b


M-123 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ John Brunner - The Altar On Asconel (cover-art by Gray Morrow; cover states "First Book Publication") 143pg ~ {&} ~ Ted White - Android Avenger (cover-art by Ed Valigursky; cover states "Complete Novel") 114pg

Ted White (born February 4, 1938) is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction writer, editor and fan, as well as a music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

The Altar On Asconel was the first ACE Double cover by Gray Morrow.

Android Avenger was the last ACE Double cover by Ed Valigursky until 1973.

M 123a     M 123b


M-125 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ Jack Vance - Monsters in Orbit (cover states "First Book Publication") 119pg ~ {&} ~ The World Between and Other Stories (contains; The World Between, The Moon Moth, The Men Return, The Devil on Salvation Bluff, and Brain of the Galaxy) (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 134pg

M 125a     M 125b


M-127 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ John Rackham (aka: John T. Phillifent) - We, The Venusians (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 138pg ~ {&} ~ Fred Saberhagen - The Water of Thought (cover states "Complete Novel") 117pg

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 (DAW Books) he formed in 1972 when he left Ace Books.

Fred Thomas Saberhagen (May 18, 1930 – June 29, 2007) was an American science fiction and fantasy author most famous for his Berserker series of science fiction short stories and novels. Saberhagen also wrote a series of vampire novels in which the famous Dracula is the main protagonist, and a series of post-apocalyptic mytho-magical novels beginning with his popular Empire of the East series and continuing through a long series of Swords and Lost Swords novels.

M 127a     M 127b


M-129 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ A. Bertram Chandler - The Alternate Martians (cover states "First Book Publication") 129pg ~ {&} ~ Empress of Outer Space (cover-art by Jerome Podwil; cover states "Complete Novel") 127pg

Interior illustrations in The Alternate Martians and Empress of Outer Space by Jack Gaughan.

M 129a     M 129b


M-131 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ Kenneth Bulmer – Behold the Stars (cover states "First Book Publication"~ {&} ~ Mack Reynolds - Planetary Agent X (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel")

Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds (November 11, 1917 – January 30, 1983) was an American science fiction writer. His pen names included Dallas Ross, Mark Mallory, Clark Collins, Dallas Rose, Guy McCord, Maxine Reynolds, Bob Belmont, and Todd Harding. His work focused on socioeconomic speculation, usually expressed in thought-provoking explorations of utopian societies from a radical, sometime satiric perspective. He was a popular author from the 1950s to the 1970s, especially with readers of science fiction and fantasy magazines. Reynolds was the first author to write an original novel based upon the 1966-1969 NBC television series Star Trek. The book, Mission to Horatius (1968), was aimed at young readers.

M 131a     M 131b


M-133 ~ $0.45 ~ (1965) ~ A. Bertram Chandler - Space Mercenaries (cover-art by Gray Morrow; cover states "Complete Novel") 131pg ~ {&} ~ Emil Petaja - The Caves of Mars (cover-art by Alex Schomburg; cover states "First Book Publication") 125pg

The Caves of Mars is the only ACE Double cover done by Alex Schomburg.

M 133a     M 133b


M-135 ~ $0.45 ~ (1966) ~ Philip E. High - The Mad Metropolis (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 142pg ~ {&} ~ Murray Leinster (aka: Will F. Jenkins) - Space Captain (cover-art by Gray Morrow; cover states "First Book Publication") 112pg

Philip Empson High was an English science fiction author. Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 28 April 1914 his writing career spanned over 50 years before his death in Canterbury, Kent on 9 August, 2006.

M 135a     M 135b


M-139 ~ $0.45 ~ (1966) ~ Samuel R. Delany - Empire Star (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 102pg ~ {&} ~ Tom Purdom - The Tree Lord of Imeton (cover-art by John Schoenherr; cover states "First Book Publication") 152pg

Thomas Edward Purdom (born 1936) is an American writer best known for science fiction and nonfiction. His story Fossil Games was a nominee for the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2000. He has also done music criticism since 1988. His works have been translated into German, Chinese, Burmese, Russian, and Czech. 

M 139a     M 139b


M-141 ~ $0.45 ~ (1966) ~ Jack Vance - The Brains of Earth (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 108pg ~ {&} ~ The Many Worlds of Magnus Ridolph: The Man Who Masreminded the Planets (contains; The Unspeakable McInch, The Howling Bounders, The King of Thieves, The Spa of the Stars, Coup de Grace, and The Kokod Warriors.) (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 146pg

M 141a     M 141b