In 1971, editor Donald A Wolheim left Ace Books to start an imprint with his wife Elsie. The new DAW Books were mass market paperbacks with a distinctive yellow spine and the DAW logo on the front.
Growing up, my mother loved to drag her sons to various thrift shops. An avid reader from an early age, I would scour the used books for science fiction, fantasy, horror, and obscure non-fiction, especially fringe religion. Those habits never changed.
DAW yellow spines were my favorites, although they tended to be hit or miss. A few years ago I decided to collect and read through the imprint until they changed the design away from the classic yellow spine.
These are their stories.