Wednesday 20 March 2013

Forrest J. Ackerman (New Astrology data and chart)

* A biographer of Forrest J Ackerman cites his birth certificate for his natal data. Ray Bradbury pronounced Ackerman “the most important fan/collector/human being in the history of science-fantasy fiction.”

Forrest J Ackerman (born Forrest James 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, for over seven decades, one of science fiction's staunchest spokesmen and promoters.

Ackerman was a Los Angeles, California-based 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 American magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, as well as an actor and producer (Vampirella) from the 1950s into the 1980s, and appears in two documentaries related to this period in popular culture: Jason V Brock's The AckerMonster Chronicles!, which details his life and career, and Charles Beaumont: The Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man.

Also called "Forry," "The Ackermonster," "4e" and "4SJ," 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. Famous for his word play and neologisms, he coined the genre nickname "sci-fi". In 1953, he was voted "#1 Fan Personality" by the members of the World Science Fiction Society, a unique Hugo Award never granted to anyone else.

He was also among the first and most outspoken advocates of Esperanto in the science fiction community.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


Science fiction fanatic and collector? Sci-fi Uranus in Aquarius in the literary 3rd House ruling the 4th House of collecting. Famous monsters of filmland? Leo Saturn trine Scorpio Ascendant.


BIRTH DATA: Forrest James Ackerman, 24 November 1916, 06:22 (6:22 a.m.), Los Angeles, California, USA (34n03, 118w14). ASC: 28 Scorpio. RR=AA (quoted birth certificate). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Christopher M. O'Brien, The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre: A Comprehensive Catalog of the Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenplays, Film Appearances, Speeches and Other Works, with a Concise Biography (McFarland, 2012), p. 15: "Forrest James Ackerman was born at 6:22 A.M. on November 24, 1916, in Los Angeles, California," citing Paul Davids for info from Ackerman's birth certificate (p. 65).