Forrest J. Ackerman

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Anglofan n. 1953 F. J. Ackerman Scientifilm Previews in Nebula Science Fiction Spring 95/1 The BBC hit by ‘Charles Eric Maine’ (olden Anglofan David McIlwain) has been turned from a radio play into a screenplay.
Anglofan n. 1941 F. J. Ackerman in FAPA #18 (title) Open Letter to Anglofans.
Bonestellian adj. 1953 F. J. Ackerman Scientifilm Previews in Nebula Science Fiction (#3) Summer 114/2 As these Wellsian words are being spoken, we fans get a visual bonus by way of a series of Bonestellian models and painting montages, virtually an advance sampling of Pal’s next production, THE CONQUEST OF SPACE, as we are transported by the consummate artistry of Mr. B. to the distant, frozen wastes of Pluto, the scintillant rings of Saturn, the molten surface of Mercury, and the red and dying planet Mars itself, with its thin, cold winds keening over the symmetrical canals.
fanne n. 1944 F. J. Ackerman On the Fritz in Fan-Dango (#6) Fall 1 I am reporting what transpired that necromantic nite—idle interpolation: Does a (rose)budding fanne, with a Weird Tale, neck romantic?--after a lapse of several weeks.
fanne n. 1942 F. J. Ackerman Rigorous Mortification in Voice of the Imagination (#23) 2 TRUDY KUSLAN: ... One [of] the few actifannes. That I should be disliked by such an attractifanne; ah, the Pity of It All!
fantascience n. 1982 F. J. Ackerman in Famous Monsters of Filmland (#182) 3 It’ll be a mystery to us if you don’t flip over such fear-fraught features & fantascience flicks as E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Friday the 13th Part III, The Incubus and Halloween III!
fantastic adj. 1935 F. J. Ackerman in Wonder Stories Feb. 1139/1 ‘The Final Struggle’ unfortunately impressed me as being very bad as a science-fictional, fantastic, or any kind of story.
fantasy n. 1 1932 F. J. Ackerman Letter in Astounding Stories Nov. 282/2 All lovers of the diverse forms of fantasy are invited. (This goes for you Strange Tales readers, too!)
fantasy n. 2 1933 F. J. Ackerman Science Fiction Digest Feb. (#6) 21/1 (advt.) I have sold practically all my extra fantasies by my SFD ad, and now have only a few stf tales, some new ones offered, to list: [...]
Heinleinian adj. 1956 F. J. Ackerman Scientifilm Previews in Nebula Dec. 106/1 Monster…starts taking over key humans à la the heinleinian Puppet Masters by birthing bat-like telepathically controlled messengers that attack people on the back of their necks and turn them into zombies.
ish n. 1937 ‘Erdstelulov’ Onward Esperanto in Imagination! (vol. 1, iss. 2, whole no. 2) Nov. 13 Esperanto th language of ATLANTIS! What phantasy this? Only last ish U read, U say, this yr is 50th Anniversry of Esp—then how could it’v been th common tongue of th ancient legendary isle?
robotrix n. 1933 F. J. Ackerman The Scientifilms in Science Fiction Digest (#7) Mar. 16/1 For this, he created a robotrix, a mechanical woman, and, by kidnapping Mary, and with the use of amazing machinery, made of the steel girl a perfect double for the maid of the lower levels.
science fantasy n. 1 1935 F. Ackerman Scientifilm News in Wonder Stories Oct. 637/2 All the details are contained monthly in FANTASY Magazine, the mirror of the science-fantasy world, whose address is 87-36—162d St., Jamaica, New York.
science fantasy n. 2 1932 F. J. Ackerman Letter in Astounding Stories Nov. 282/2 Announcement Science Fictional: the Fantasy Fans Fraternity! Science-fantasy differs from the usual run of book and magazine fiction in many ways but primarily in the unflagging loyalty and alert interest of its many followers. No other class of readers can compare in these respects with genuine Science Fiction fans. It is for them that the Fantasy Fans Fraternity is being launched. There are no restrictions; no recommendations are needed. Girls, boys,men, women, may join freely. All lovers of the diverse forms of fantasy are invited. (This goes for you Strange Tales readers, too!) There are no dues or fees of any kind, except for a very nominal charge (only a trifle more than a new copy of the magazine you are now reading) for a membership card. This card allows the Fraternizers special privileges and derives them much benefit.
science fictional adj. 1932 F. J. Ackerman Letter in Astounding Stories Nov. 282/2 Announcement Science Fictional: the Fantasy Fans Fraternity! Science-fantasy differs from the usual run of book and magazine fiction in many ways but primarily in the unflagging loyalty and alert interest of its many followers. No other class of readers can compare in these respects with genuine Science Fiction fans. It is for them that the Fantasy Fans Fraternity is being launched. There are no restrictions; no recommendations are needed. Girls, boys, men, women, may join freely. All lovers of the diverse forms of fantasy are invited. (This goes for you Strange Tales readers, too!)There are no dues or fees of any kind, except for a very nominal charge (only a trifle more than a new copy of the magazine you are now reading) for a membership card. This card allows the Fraternizers special privileges and derives them much benefit.
science fictional adj. 1935 F. J. Ackerman in Wonder Stories Feb. 1139/1 ‘The Final Struggle’ unfortunately impressed me as being very bad as a science-fictional, fantastic, or any kind of story.
science fictioneer n. 1946 F. J. Ackerman in Astounding Science-Fiction May 93/1 The 4th World Science-Fiction Convention, first full-scale meeting of science-fictioneers since 1941, will be held in Los Angeles on July 4-5-6-7.
science-fictioner n. 1954 F. Ackerman Fantasy Film Flashes in Imagination Dec. 108/2 Arthur Hilton, seeking a swash-buckling science fictioner has been shown ‘The Kingslayer’ by L. Ron Hubbard. For production in England, Hilton is also considering a choice of a screen treatment of Time Wants a Skeleton by Ross Rocklynne and the Ackermans (Forrest & Wendayne), ‘The Dark Other’ by Stanley G. Weinbaum, and The Secret of the Snow Men by Charles Beaumont & John Tomerlin.
scientifictional adj. 1957 F. J. Ackerman in Nebula Science Fiction Oct. 108/1 I Was A Teenage Werewolf and The Vampire, though they both bear titles suggesting the supernatural rather than the scientifictional, actually are based on scientific, or pseudo-scientific, or celluloid-science theories.
scientifictional adj. 1946 F. J. Ackerman Letter in Astounding Science-Fiction May 93/1 A. E. Van Vogt, the author who has risen to scientifictional heights under your aegis, has been selected as an honor guest for the 4th World Science-Fiction Convention.
scientifilm n. 1935 F. J. Ackerman Scientifilm News in Wonder Stories Oct. 637/2 You will forgive me if the scientifilm-ending to ‘Mystery of the -/-’ seemed obvious to me before completing the story, being a Scientificinemologist by profession.
scientifilm n. 1957 F. J. Ackerman Scientifilm Marquee in Imaginative Tales July 122/1 A sci-fi fan, teenage variety, will be portrayed on the screen in American-International’s filmization of ‘The Cosmic Frame’ by Paul W. Fairman. This is the second scientifilm sale for Fairman, whose ‘Deadly City’ was filmed as Target—Earth!
scientifilm n. 1932 F. J. Ackerman in Astounding Stories Nov. 280/2 There are stf. puzzles with prizes; biographies and autobiographies of famous writers; the latest news on scientifilms; [etc.].
skinsuit n. 1957 F. J. Ackerman Scientifilm Marquee in Imaginative Tales July 122/2 A sci-fi fan, teenage variety, will be portrayed on the screen in American-International’s filmization of ‘The Cosmic Frame’ by Paul W. Fairman. This is the second scientifilm sale for Fairman, whose ‘Deadly City’ was filmed as Target—Earth! A Hitchcock-type suspense melodrama will be developed from ‘The Cosmic Frame’, to be released under the marquee title of Attack of the Saucer Men. As Saucerians are small, and green, there is some possibility of Tam Otteson’s Newyorcon hit tune, ‘The Little Green Men’ being incorporated into the film. Sam Merwin, Jr., has submitted a cinemadaptation of the story. The beanie-aged egghead in the script will be known as J. Forester Eckman (courtesy of his creators, Bob Silverberg & Randy Garrett), and any resemblance he may bear to the columnist behind Scientifilm Marquee, living or dead or zombic, will be less than coincidental. Sci-fi artist Paul Blaisdell, who incidentally can be seen as himself in The Undead (he’s the corpse in the coffin), will create the skinsuits for the Saucerians.
stf n. 1931 F. J. Ackerman Letter in Wonder Stories May 1483/1 All those stars of science fiction (or stf., the abbreviation for science fiction adopted by the Boys' Scientifiction Club) in the same issue.
telepath v. 1933 F. J. Ackerman Time Tatler in Science Fiction Digest (#7) Mar. 14/2 Joe Skidmore telepathed one of my pet ideas in his ‘Souls Apace’ story. Apparently the minds of Science Afflictionists, as one correspondent would have it, run alike.
weird n. 1936 ‘Forrest J’ Whither Ackermankind? in Novae Terrae (vol. 1, no. 9) (Dec. 1936 –Jan. 1937) 4 Even today, when I make a weird fan’s acquaintance, same seems apt inevitably to mention ‘my pal’ Lovecraft and wink knowingly—as tho I should like to put poison in HP’s potatoes.