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…boingboing.net
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.
“Without soldering, welding or gluing, Jeremy Mayer re-invents mechanical typewriters into fantastic works of living-system-inspired art. The result is a mechanotronic style distinct from the iron-oxide-encrusted SteamPunk genera, sporting cleaner lines and a more natural look. Jeremy’s creations include full-scale, anatomically correct humanoid figures as well as 4-legged beasts”…robots.net. Envision Mavis Beacon in the distant future. More than meets the eye