|Parent company||Bantam Books/Random House|
|Founder||Walter B. Pitkin, Jr.; Sidney B. Kramer; and Ian and Betty Ballantine|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City, New York|
|Fiction genres||Science fiction, Fantasy|
According to their website, Spectra publishes "science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative novels from recognizable authors". Spectra authors have collectively won 31 such awards in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, and been nominated on 132 occasions. These authors include the following:
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.