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Sci-fi's grand old man, Forrest J Ackerman, dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman says sometime actor, literary agent, magazine editor and full-time bon vivant Forrest J Ackerman has died.

    The man who discovered author Ray Bradbury and was widely credited with coining the term "sci-fi" was 92.

    Kevin Burns, head of Prometheus Entertainment and a trustee of Ackerman's estate, says Ackerman died Thursday of heart failure at his Los Angeles home.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    We're losing all the great bon vivants.
  3. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    and all the great old sci-fi farts.. in fact, with Arthur C. Clarke going, I think they're all gone. Love me some "Childhood's End."
  4. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Damn. R.I.P., Forry.
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