Sunday, December 07, 2008

RIP: Forrest J. Ackerman

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

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Dave Tackett said...

He's already missed. He was an honorary godfather to all us fanboys!

Shaun said...

Ah...that is sad indeed. Another chapter of 'sci-fi' closed.