Ace Doubles

My novella, Ace Doubles, is available now from Stone Owl Stories.

What happens when the immovable object meets the unstoppable force? What happens when my love of science fiction met the cynicism of the market place? Perhaps it resulted in my alter ego, the SF writer Ed Bentley, and what happened when he met the YouTuber Penny Cotton… Ace Doubles chronicles Ed’s involvement not only with Penny, but with pulp SF writer George Lattimer. But was the fantastic series of events that visited Lattimer in later life nothing more than a hallucination brought about by his illness?

Ace Doubles was inspired by my love of Ace Doubles, my infatuation with science fiction, and real life.



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6 responses to “Ace Doubles

  1. Lee Pfahler

    Mine came in the mail earlier this month inscribed and signed! Thanks!!

    • Excellent, Lee. I hope you enjoy the novella – I loved writing this one. Very best, Eric.

      • Leif Hansen

        I regret not yet having read your Ace Doubles novella. but have only just come across it on ABE. However, I absolutely share your love of Ace Doubles and spent many years assemblng a collection of Ace sf doubles in fine or better condition. Hence this mail.
        I bought a pristine set of the first thirty D-series sf doubles from the late American publisher and bookseller, Roy A. Squires (1920-1988) in the early 80s and picked up dozens of pristine doubles (featuring Le Guin, Brunner, Dick. Delany, Leinster, Vance, Brackett etc) at Woolworth in London’s Edgware Road, when the publisher mistakenly designated them remainders and shipped them as ballast to Woolworth in the UK. where they sold for peanuts. I must have bought close to a hundred Ace doubles and singles at the time, perhaps more. I sill have and cherish them. Happy days.

      • Happy days indeed, Leif! I discovered Ace Doubles while I was living in Australia, and it was the start of a long love affair. I can’t claim to be able to match your collection – they’re hard to find in pristine condition these days – but I treasure my Silverberg’s I bought in Melbourne, way back in the Seventies. My novella is a homage to the books. Very best, Eric.

  2. I absolutely loved this story and left a five-star rating on Goodreads for it; I think anyone who gets a warm nostalgic feeling from the words “Ace Doubles” would love it too, This and “Kings of Eternity” are my two favorites of yours, Mr. Brown. Wonderful stuff.

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