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Panther Books Ltd is a UK publishing house made popular in the 1960s, specialising in paperback fiction. Titles often carried the line 'A Panther Book' or 'Panther Science Fiction' on the cover.

By at least April 1966, books published under the Panther name indicate that the business was based at 108 Brompton Road, London, S.W.5. However, records of the tumultuous process of mergers and acquisitions in the publishing industry show that by 1968, Granada Group Ltd had acquired a number of publishers who became subsidiary companies of Granada Publishing Ltd. These included, amongst others, Panther Books Ltd, and thus Panther Science Fiction became a Granada Imprint, publishing, amongst others, Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and many other of his titles.

In 1983, Granada sold the publishing side of its business to the Scottish publishers, William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd based in Glasgow.

In 1989, William Collins Sons & Co Ltd merged with Harper & Row, publishers, New York United States, to form HarperCollins, the British side of the company being managed through Harper Collins Publishers Ltd. Harper Collins Publishers Ltd continued to trade in 2003 with head offices at Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, employing circa 500 people.



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