Bantam Spectra
Parent companyBantam Books/Random House
FounderWalter B. Pitkin, Jr.; Sidney B. Kramer; and Ian and Betty Ballantine[1]
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City, New York
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresScience fiction, Fantasy

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".[2] Spectra authors have collectively won 31 such awards in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, and been nominated on 132 occasions.[3] These authors include the following:[4]

Notable Bantam Spectra series

Star Wars

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