Dec 062008

RIP, Forrest J Ackerman, the pioneering science fiction fan, editor and writer who coined the term “sci-fi,” founded Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine,  left the party on December 4, at 92, after a long illness of heart failure at home at the legendary Ackermansion in Los Feliz in Los Angeles…

It all began October 1926 when a little nine-year-old me was standing in front of a newsstand and the Hugo Gernsback magazine “Amazing Stories” jumped off the newsstand, grabbed hold of me and – most people are too young to know, but in those days magazines spoke – and that one said “take me home little boy. You will love me!” And everything grew from that.

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