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Ackerman, Forrest J.

Overview
Works: 192 works in 312 publications in 4 languages and 3,563 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Children's films  Fiction  History  Short stories  Animated films  Novels 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Actor, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Production personnel, Narrator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PT2615.A62, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Forrest J Ackerman
Mad monster party by Boris Karloff( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls a convention of monsters to elect his successor
Forrest J. Ackerman's world of science fiction by Forrest J Ackerman( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This look at science fiction "is heavily illustrated with classic sci-fi books jackets; great, colorful images from long-out-of-print magazines; and a comprehensive 20th-century photo collection of classic actors, creepy reptiles, and "gi-ants" that will thrill the sci-fi connoisseur."--Jacket
Worlds of tomorrow : the amazing universe of science-fiction art by Forrest J Ackerman( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beloved science fiction and horror aficionado and publisher of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" presents this collection of more than 300 covers from science fiction pulp and paperbacks from the 1920s to the 1960s. Full color
Science-fiction classics : the stories that morphed into movies by Forrest J Ackerman( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen short stories and two novels from classic science fiction which became films
A reference guide to American science fiction films by A. W Strickland( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reel future [the stories that inspired 16 classic science fiction movies]( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmakers have always understood the possibilities a good science-fiction story brings to the screen. In fact, since the cinema's earliest days, directors knew that science fiction provided on ideal showcase for the astonishing variety of visual effects that motion pictures could produce. The sixteen stories selected for [this anthology] range from science fiction's earliest days to the blockbusters of the 1990s, and every one of these stories became a great science fiction film. But it is the stories themselves that make Reel Future such a remarkable book. Every story provides challenging, thought-provoking entertainment. Here you will find H.P. Lovecraft's story of resurrection, the classic 'Herbert West--re-animator,' which was made into the successful Re-animator. 'Farewell to the Master' is Harry Bates' searching story about our darker instincts and was turned into the famous The Day the Earth Stood Still. The great master of science fiction, Ray Bradbury, contributes here 'The Illustrated Man,' the story that inspired the film and provided Rod Steiger with one of his greatest roles. One of the most famous science fiction films of all time, the monumental 2001--a Space Odyssey, was based on a then little-known story ['The sentinel'] by Arthur C. Clarke. The success of the movie catapulted Clarke To international fame. Two movies, both called The Fly, were based on George Langelaan's story included here. While several stories by Philip K. Dick have been made into films, one of the most successful was 'We can remember it for you wholesale.' which was brought to the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger under the title Total Recall. How real are the worlds described in these stories? Real enough to send us a message. Or a warning. Real enough to capture the imaginations of some of the world's greatest filmmakers. And if some of the films seem more 'reel' than real, the story at the heart of every one of them is genuine."--Dust jacket
Schlock : the secret history of American movies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild no-holds barred independent American filmmakers of the '50s and '60s tell their own story in this critically acclaimed survey of exploitation and sexploitation filmmaking
MagicImage Filmbooks presents Frankenstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zo word je astronaut by Victor Melenhorst( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sci-fi boys( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary sci-fi directors Jackson, Lucas, Spielberg, etc, started out as kids making amateur movies inspired by Famous Monsters magazine. They grew up to take Hollywood by storm, inventing the art and technology for filming anything the mind can dream
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This city of the future encompasses two worlds: that of the hedonistic ruling class and that of a segregated subculture, toilers in a mechanized underworld who labor to provide the rich with their pleasures. When a charismatic leader arises, she seeks a savior to unite the disparate social orders. "Between the brain that plans and the hands that build," she declares, "there must be a mediator--the heart." Thea von Harbou, creator of the screenplay for Fritz Lang's iconic 1927 film, wrote this novel to expand upon the movie's ideas and concepts. Vivid in description, rich in characterization and symbolism, the story draws upon ancient myths to form a compelling vision of the future. Noted science-fiction authority Forrest J. Ackerman hailed the book as "a work of genius," and a century after its initial publication Metropolis continues to captivate readers
Ackermanthology! : 65 astonishing, rediscovered sci-fi shorts( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Eves : science fiction about the extraordinary women of today and tomorrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MagicImage Filmbooks presents The bride of Frankenstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsters by Alfred Elton Van Vogt( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Micro-Man by Forrest J Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than superhuman by A. E Van Vogt( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original comic art : identification and price guide by Jerry Weist( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frankenscience monster by Forrest J Ackerman( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dead undead : vampires vs. zombies( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peaceful camping trip becomes a nightmare when the solitude of a peaceful mountain is shattered by the onslaught of a ravenous zombie horde. Fleeing to what appears to be a deserted town, the group discovers a secret vampire community and fears that all hope is lost. But the vampires take the defenseless humans under their wing and all-out war between vampires and zombies begins
 
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Forrest J. Ackerman's world of science fiction
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Worlds of tomorrow : the amazing universe of science-fiction artScience-fiction classics : the stories that morphed into moviesMetropolisAckermanthology! : 65 astonishing, rediscovered sci-fi shortsMonstersFamous Forry fotos
Alternative Names
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Ackerman, Forrest James

Ackerman, Forrest James 1916-2008

Ackerman, Forry 1916-2008

Acula Dr

Dr. Acula

Forrest J Ackerman American collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia

Forrest J Ackerman Amerikaans auteur

Forrest J Ackerman amerykański kolekcjoner fantastyki naukowej, pisarz, redaktor, aktor i producent filmowy

Forrest J. Ackerman collezionista di libri di fantascienza e souvenir di film

Forrest J Ackerman écrivain, producteur de cinéma, éditeur et scénariste américain de science-fiction et horreur

Forrest J. Ackerman editor y autor de ciencia ficción de los Estados Unidos

Forrest J. Ackerman scrittore ed editore statunitense di fantascienza

Forrest J. Ackerman US-amerikanischer Herausgeber, Verfasser und Verleger von Science-Fiction-Literatur

Forry

Mr. Science Fiction 1916-2008

فورست أكرمان

フォレスト・J・アッカーマン

Languages
English (88)

French (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)