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Bantam Books is a major U.S. publishing house owned by Random House and is part of the Bantam Dell Publishing Group. It was formed in 1945 by Walter Pitkin, Jr., Sidney B. Kramer, and Ian and Betty Ballantine. It has since been purchased several times by many companies including National General and currently Random House. // Random House is a publishing house based in New York City. ... Ian Keith Ballantine (1916-1995) was a U.S. businessman & paperback publisher; initiated distribution of Penguin Books in U.S. 1939-1945; co-founder with his wife Betty Ballantine & 1st pres. ... Betty Ballantine (born 1919), is a publisher who, with her husband Ian Ballantine formed Bantam Books in 1945 and Ballantine Books in 1952. ...


Bantam has published the entire original run of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series of children's books, as well as the first original novels (aimed at adults) based upon the Star Trek franchise, publishing about a dozen such books between 1970 and 1982 when the licence was taken over by Pocket Books. Bantam also published a dozen volumes of short story adaptations of scripts from Star Trek: The Original Series. Bantam is the American paperback publisher of The Guinness Book of Records. The Cave of Time, the first Choose Your Own Adventure book. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ...


In their Bantam Classics Series, they offer a wide range of classic books (e.g. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, Candide by Voltaire or Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne) from all kinds of different authors and themes. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Adam Smith An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment. ... Adam Smith FRSE (baptised June 5, 1723 O.S. / June 16 N.S. – July 17, 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneering political economist. ... Candide, ou lOptimisme, (Candide, or Optimism) (1759) is a French language picaresque novel by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. ... For the sport horse, see Voltaire (horse). ... Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. ... Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828–March 24, 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. ...


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Bantam has published a diverse range of authors, including:

Isaac Asimov (January 2?, 1920?[1] – April 6, 1992), IPA: , originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as Айзек Азимов) was a Russian-born American Jewish author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful and exceptionally prolific writer best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ... S. S. Van Dine was the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (October 15, 1888 - April 11, 1939), a U.S. art critic and author. ... Stephen Reeder Donaldson (born May 13, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist. ... Frederick Forsyth. ... Lisa Gardner is an author of fiction. ... Susan Elizabeth George (born February 26, 1949) is the American author of a number of mystery novels set in Great Britain. ... William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948), Conway, South Carolina) is an American-born science fiction author who has been called the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, partly due to coining the term cyberspace in 1982,[5] and partly because of the success of his first novel... For other persons named John Glenn, see John Glenn (disambiguation). ... Daniel Goleman (born March 7, 1946) is an internationally renouned author, psychologist, science journalist and corporate consultant. ... Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a great English playwright, novelist, short story writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. ... Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist. ... Tami Hoag is a writer of romantic fiction and suspense novels. ... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Robin Hobb is the pen name of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden (born 1952 in California). ... Iris Johansen (born April 7, 1938) is an American author of crime fiction and romance novels. ... Emilie Baker Loring (1864 - March 13, 1951) was a prolific American romance novelist of the 20th century. ... Daniel Quinn (born 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a United States writer. ... Samuel Katz (Hebrew: שמואל ×›×¥ Shmuel Katz), alias Mooki (Hebrew: מוקי) (born December 9, 1914) is an Israeli writer, historian and journalist. ... Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania), also known under a number of pseudonyms, including Leigh Nichols, is an American writer. ... The Scarlatti Inheritance, Ludlums first book, published 1971. ... William March (born William Edward Campbell September 18, 1893 in Mobile, Alabama) was an American World War I soldier, short-story writer and novelist cited as being the unrecognized genius of our time. His innovative writing style is characterized by a deep compassion and understanding of suffering. ... George Raymond Richard Martin, sometimes called GRRM, born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey is an American author and screenwriter of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. ... Anne Inez McCaffrey (born April 1, 1926) is an American science fiction author best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series. ... Joseph Murphy Ph. ... Michael Stephen Palmer, M.D. (born October 9, 1942, Springfield, Massachusetts, United States), is the author of 12 novels, often called the Medical thrillers series. ... Robert Maynard Pirsig (born September 6, 1928, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American philosopher, mainly known as the author of the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974), which has sold millions of copies around the world. ... Tom Robbins at a reading of Wild Ducks Flying Backward in San Francisco on September 24, 2005 Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. ... Photographs of Jane Roberts on the cover of her biography by Susan Watkins Jane Roberts (1929-1984) was an American author, poet and psychic. ... Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer, known primarily for his science fiction works in the postcyberpunk genre with a penchant for explorations of society, mathematics, currency, and the history of science. ... Michael Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre. ... Rex Stout, full name Rex Todhunter Stout, (December 1, 1886 - October 27, 1975) was an American writer best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe. ... William Tenn is the pseudonym for the science fiction work of Philip Klass (born May 9, 1920). ... Eliezer Wiesel, KBE (commonly known as Elie Wiesel, born September 30, 1928)[1] is a Romania-born American novelist, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor of Hungarian Jewish descent. ... You might want Alan Campbell (pastor) Alan Campbell (screenwriter) Alan Campbell (politician) Alan Campbell (sculler) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Adam Smith FRSE (baptised June 5, 1723 O.S. / June 16 N.S. – July 17, 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneering political economist. ...

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