Ace Doubles Collection

Science Fiction 


# H-001 ~ H-199

H-20 ~ $0.60 ~ (1967) ~ Kenneth Bulmer - The Key to Irunium (cover-art by Gray Morrow; cover states "First Book Publication") 138pg ~ {&} ~ Alan Schwartz - The Wandering Tellurian (cover-art by Jerome Podwil; cover states "Complete Novel")

H 020a     H 020b


H-21 ~ $0.60 ~ (1967) ~ Jack Vance - The Last Castle (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 71pg (reprinted as ACE 16641, 1973) ~ {&} ~ Tony Russell Wayman - World of the Sleeper (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 184pg

H 021a     H 021b


H-22 ~ $0.60 ~ (1967) ~ Tom Purdom - Five Against Arlane (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 136pg ~ {&} ~ Emil Petaja - Lord of the Green Planet (cover-art by Frank Kelly Freas; cover states "Complete Novel") 118pg

H 022a     H 022b


H-27 ~ $0.60 ~ (1967) ~ Juanita Coulson - Crisis on Cheiron (cover-art by Jerome Podwil; cover states "Complete Novel") 129pg ~ {&} ~ E. C. Tubb - The Winds of Gath (cover-art by Frank Kelly Freas; cover states "First Book Publication") 126pg

Juanita Ruth Coulson (born February 12, 1933) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer most well known for her Children of the Stars books, published from 1981 to 1989. She was a longtime editor of the science fiction fanzine Yandro. She is also known for her filk music, receiving numerous awards for her songwriting.

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Kelly Freas for The Winds of Gath.

H 027a     H 027b

H 027bo


H-29 ~ $0.60 ~ (1967) ~ Walt Richmond and Leigh Richmond - The Lost Millennium (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication"~ {&} ~ A. Bertram Chandler - The Road to the Rim (reprinted as ACE 73100-7, 1978 & ACE 73101-5, 1980 & ACE 73102) (cover-art by Jerome Podwil; cover states "Complete Novel")

Original concept painting (Shown below) by Jack Gaughan for the cover of the The Lost Mallenium. Gaughan has signed the matt with his monogram signature and titled the piece "Avalanche".

H 029a     H 029b

H 029ao


H-34 ~ $0.60 ~ (1967) ~ Mack Reynolds - Computer War (cover-art by von Zitzewitz; cover states "First Book Publication") 111pg ~ {&} ~ E. C. Tubb - Death is a Dream (cover states "Complete Novel") 145pg

H 034a     H 034b


H-36 ~ $0.60 ~ (1967) ~ Emil Petaja - Tramontane (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 119pg ~ {&} ~ Michael Moorcock - The Wrecks of Time (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 135pg

Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer and musician, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels. He is best known for his novels about the character Elric of Melniboné, a seminal influence on the field of fantasy since the 1960s and '70s. As editor of the British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May 1964 until March 1971 and then again from 1976 to 1996, Moorcock fostered the development of the science fiction "New Wave" in the UK and indirectly in the United States, leading to the advent of cyberpunk. His publication of Bug Jack Barron (1969) by Norman Spinrad as a serial novel was notorious; in Parliament some British MPs condemned the Arts Council for funding the magazine. He is also a successful recording musician, contributing to the bands Hawkwind, Blue Öyster Cult and his own project.

H 036a     H 036b


H-40 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ E. C. Tubb - C.O.D. Mars (cover-art and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan) 99pg ~ {&} ~ John Rackham (aka: John T. Phillifent) - Alien Sea (cover-art by George Ziel and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan) 154pg

H 040a     H 040b


H-48 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Ellen Wobig - The Youth Monopoly (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 114pg ~ {&} ~ Lan Wright - The Pictures of Pavanne (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 139pg

H 048a     H 048b


H-51 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ John M. Faucette - Crown of Infinity (cover-art by Frank Kelly Freas; cover states "Complete Novel") 129pg ~ {&} ~ Emil Petaja - The Prism (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 126pg

John M. Faucette (September 15, 1943–2003) was an African-American science-fiction author. He published five novels (four of them in the 1960s) and one short story. At the time of his death he had seven unpublished novels in various states of completion. Two of his novels; Crown of Infinity and Age of Ruin, were published in the popular Ace Doubles series.

H 051a     H 051b


H-56 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Ernest Hill - Pity About Earth (cover-art and interior illustration by Frank Kelly Freas; cover states "Complete Novel") 132pg ~ {&} ~ R. A. Lafferty - Space Chantey (cover-art and interior illustrations by Vaughan Bode; cover states "First Book Publication") 123pg

Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (November 7, 1914 – March 18, 2002) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, In a Green Tree; a history book, The Fall of Rome; and several novels of historical fiction. In March 2011, it was announced in Locus that the copyrights to 29 Lafferty novels and 225 short stories were up for sale. The literary estate was soon thereafter purchased by the magazine's nonprofit foundation, under the auspices of board member Neil Gaiman.

Vaughn Bode (d. 1975) works includes one of the first underground comics, Das Kamph (self-published, 1963) and many other underground comics in the 1960s. His cartoons appeared in National Lampoon Magazine and Galaxy Magazine, and he is well-known for his comic strip, Cheech Wizard. In 1969, Bode won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist, and was nominated for Best Professional Artist. Bode won the Yellow Kid Award in 1974 at the Lucca comics festival in Italy. In 2006 Bode was (posthumously) inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame for comic artists.

Space Chantey is Vaughan Bode's only ACE cover.

Original cover-art (Shown below) by Vaughan Bode for Space Chantey.

H 056a     H 056b

H 056bo


H-59 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Philip E. High - The Time Mercenaries (cover-art by Gray Morrow; frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 118pg ~ {&} ~ Louis Trimble – Anthropol (cover-art and frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 136pg

H 059a     H 059b


H-65 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Mack Reynolds - Mercenary from Tomorrow (cover-art by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 131pg ~ {&} ~ Kenneth Bulmer - The Key to Venudine (cover-art by Frank Kelly Freas; cover states "First Book Publication") 122pg

H 070a     H 065b


H-70 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Dean R. Koontz - Star Quest (cover-art by Gray Morrow; cover states "Complete Novel") 127pg ~ {&} ~ Emil Petaja - Doom of the Green Planet (cover-art by Jerome Podwil; cover states "First Book Publication") 127pg

Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author. His novels are billed as suspense thrillers, but frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Many of his books have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, with 14 hardcovers and 16 paperbacks reaching the number-one position. Koontz wrote under a number of pen names earlier in his career, including David Axton, Deanna Dwyer, K.R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, and Brian Coffey. He has published over 105 novels, a number of novellas and collections of short stories, and has sold over 450 million copies of his work.

H 070a     H 070b


H-77 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Juanita Coulson - The Singing Stones (cover-art by Frank Kelly Freas; cover states "First Book Publication") 132pg ~ {&} ~ E. C. Tubb - Derai (cover-art and interior illustration by Jeff Jones) 121pg

H 077a     H 077b


H-85 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Philip E. High - Invader on My Back (cover-art and frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 146pg ~ {&} ~ Donald A. Wollheim (as David Grinnell) and Lin Carter - Destination: Saturn (cover-art by Frank Kelly Freas and interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete and Unabridged") 107pg

H 085a     H 085b


H-91 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Laurence M. Janifer and S.J. Treibich - Target: Terra (cover-art and fronstspiece by Jack Gaughan; cover states "Complete Novel") 104pg ~ {&} ~ John Rackham - The Proxima Project (cover-art by John Schoenherr; frontspiece by Jack Gaughan; cover states "First Book Publication") 149pg

H 091a     H 091b


H-95 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Clifford D. Simak - So Bright the Vision (cover-art by Gray Morrow) 141pg ~ {&} ~ Jeff Sutton - The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (cover-art by Jack Gaughan) 115pg

H 095a     H 095b


H-103 ~ $0.60 ~ (1968) ~ Mack Reynolds - Code Duello (cover-art by Frank Kelly Freas) 141pg ~ {&} ~ John M. Faucette - The Age of Ruin (cover-art by Gray Morrow) 114pg

H 103a     H 103b