Forrest J Ackerman

Forrest J Ackerman (November 24, 1916-December 4, 2008) was an American collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction fan. He was one of science fiction’s staunchest spokesmen and promoters. Ackerman was a magazine editor, science fiction writer and literary agent, a founder of science fiction fandom and possibly the world’s most avid collector of genre books and movie memorabilia. He was the editor and principal writer of the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. Ackerman was central to the formation, organization, and spread of science fiction fandom, and a key figure in the wider cultural perception of science fiction as a literary, art and film genre.

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