My DAW Yellow Spine Read Thru

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.