Ray Bradbury, an author considered one of the greatest science fiction and short story writers of the 20th century, died yesterday at age 91. Bradbury's 27 novels and story collections, which include classics Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Come ... More >>
Caroline on CrackThe Edison's Andrew Meieran standing before Clifton's artifacts.Last year, science fiction author Ray Bradbury celebrated his 89th birthday at Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria on 7th and Broadway, a place where he, along with sci-fi writer/memorabilia collector Forrest Ackerman, founde ... More >>
This Thursday and Friday the Profiles in History auction house will hold an auction to move the remainder of Forrest Ackerman's horror-fantasy movie treasure trove. The 1,000-item bidding event looks like a delightful mishmash of unsold Ackerman artifacts (including a Dracula ring worn byBela Lugosi ... More >>
When Forrest J Ackerman passed away last December science fiction lost a tireless, shameless promoter who helped transform the genre from a suspect niche market into a thriving industry. A true Los Angeles original, Ackerman grew up when the town really was just that -- a place that was as big as a ... More >>
Forrest J Ackerman, who passed away last week from heart failure at the age of 92, may end up best remembered as the man who coined the term "sci-fi." That's no small legacy in a culture often chronicled in shorthand - Jack Kerouac's "beat generation," comes to mind, or Herb Caen's more reduc ... More >>
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