Who Was Forrest J. Ackerman?

Dear Sara,

Who was Forrest J. Ackerman?

Fondly, Brenda H.

Dear Brenda,

who is forest j. ackerman

Forrest J. Ackerman, born 1916, died 2008 – “Forry” to those who knew him – was one of the driving forces of 20th century science fiction. He is credited with coining the term “sci-fi.” Ackerman wrote science fiction and served as a literary agent and published/edited the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, one of the main forerunners of both print and online genre-related film/TV publications as we know them today. He also had what may have been the largest private collection of science-fiction print, movie and TV memorabilia, which he housed in his Los Angeles Ackermansion.

-Sara Bellum


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Sara Bellum
The name's Sara Bellum, and I'm the editor-at-large here at BuzzyMag - the hostess with the mostess, if you will. I like to think that my first calling is fighting crime and delivering a heaping dose of sweet, sweet justice to all manner of thugs, miscreants, hoodlums, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but unfortunately, violent vigilantism doesn't exactly pay big bucks these days.  

Times are tough, my friends, and I've got bills to pay, so I decided to put my encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi & fantasy-related to use to help me land a day job. To tell you the truth, it's kind of a nice change of pace. My manicures have been lasting a bit longer lately.