Bantam Spectra

Bantam Spectra
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Parent company Bantam Books/Random House
Founded 1945
Founder Walter B. Pitkin, Jr.; Sidney B. Kramer; and Ian and Betty Ballantine[1]
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City, New York
Publication types Books
Fiction genres Science fiction, Fantasy
Official website

Bantam Spectra is the science fiction division of American publishing company Bantam Books, which is owned by Random House.

According to their website, Spectra publishes "science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative novels from recognizable authors".[citation needed] Spectra authors have collectively won 31 such awards in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, and been nominated on 132 occasions.[2] These authors include the following:[3]

Bantam Spectra series

Star Wars

More than 20 Star Wars novels have been published under the Bantam Spectra Imprint. Notable Spectra Star Wars novels include Timothy Zahn's blockbuster Thrawn Trilogy, Barbara Hambly's Children of the Jedi, and others. Eventually Lucasfilm, which owns Star Wars, decided to have Scholastic and Del Rey publish their books, leading to the end of the Bantam Spectra Star Wars era.


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  2. ^ "Top Publishers". Worlds Without End.
  3. ^ "Bantam Spectra". Worlds Without End.

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