Who was Forrest J. Ackerman?
Fondly, Brenda H.
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.