Sunday, December 7, 2008

Forrest Ackerman, 92

Forrest J Ackerman, the writer and editor credited with discovering author Ray Bradbury and coining the term "sci-fi", has died. He was 92. Known for his love of all things sci-fi, Ackerman said he fell in love with the genre as a small boy and saw an issue of Amazing Stories. He held onto the publication for the rest of his life. Ackerman also founded the sci-fi pulp magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. BBC story. His Myspace page.

RIP, Forry

1 comment:

Brian Barker said...

Uncle Forry was a great pioneer for the new global language, Esperanto.

Dankon al vi Onklo Forry, pere de http://www.lernu.net