Forrest J. Ackerman, 1916-2008
Tuesday December 09th 2008, 1:45 am
Filed under: News

A major figure of the “sci-fi” genre and arguably its biggest fan, died last week at the age of 92.  To read more about this amazing individual, here are a few links:

Forrest J. Ackerman, the fan who founded the future
Sci-Fi promoter Forrest Ackerman dies
Forrest J Ackerman, writer-editor who coined ‘sci-fi,’ dies at 92

He has authored or contributed to a number of books and other items in the University Libraries.  Have a look!