Forrest J Ackerman

1916 - 2008

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Forrest James Ackerman (November 24, 1916 – December 4, 2008) was an American magazine editor; science fiction writer and literary agent; a founder of science fiction fandom; a leading expert on science fiction, horror, and fantasy films; a prominent advocate of the Esperanto language; and one of the world's most avid collectors of genre books and film memorabilia. He was based in Los Angeles, California. As a literary agent, he represented such science fiction authors as Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, A.E. Van Vogt, Curt Siodmak, and L. Ron Hubbard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Forrest J Ackerman has received more than 481,716 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Forrest J Ackerman is the 6,473rd most popular writer (down from 5,856th in 2019), the 12,153rd most popular biography from United States (down from 11,370th in 2019) and the 891st most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 480k

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  • 40.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.69

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  • 3.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Rainbow Fantasia
Lon of 1000 Faces
Forrest J Ackerman's world of science fiction
Science fiction, Science fiction television programs, History and criticism
Echoes of Valor II
American Fantasy fiction
The frost king's daughter / Robert E. Howard -- The frost-giant's daughter / Robert E. Howard -- An autobiographical sketch of C.L. Moore / C.L. Moore -- Quest of the starstone / C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner -- Nymph of darkness / C.L. Moore and Forrest J. Ackerman -- The nymph o' maniack / Forrest J. Ackerman -- Werewoman / C.L. Moore -- Song in a minor key / C.L. Moore -- Lorelei of the red mist / Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury -- Hok visits the land of legends / Manly Wade Wellman -- Untitled Hok fragment / Manly Wade Wellman.
Film future
Science fiction films, Television stations

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Over the past year Forrest J Ackerman has had the most page views in the with 53,939 views, followed by Japanese (3,069), and Spanish (2,425). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (312.71%), Egyptian Arabic (46.95%), and Turkish (36.96%)


Among writers, Forrest J Ackerman ranks 6,473 out of 7,302Before him are Ellen Glasgow, Peter Pišťanek, John Suckling, Lionel Shriver, Peter Stamm, and Stephen Chbosky. After him are Paul Laurence Dunbar, Beverly Cleary, Fatou Diome, Mark Akenside, Sabine Baring-Gould, and Marc Connelly.

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Among people born in 1916, Forrest J Ackerman ranks 299Before him are Gaylord Nelson, Kanan Devi, Bill Melendez, Hal Smith, Óscar Cristi, and Lucille Bliss. After him are Beverly Cleary, Richard Hofstadter, William Alland, Tony Bettenhausen, Paul Emery, and Mark Stevens. Among people deceased in 2008, Forrest J Ackerman ranks 374Before him are Bill Melendez, Phyllis A. Whitney, Rob Knox, Andrew M. Gleason, Maryvonne Dupureur, and Chuck Daigh. After him are Hazel Court, Julie Ege, George MacDonald Fraser, Tsvetanka Khristova, B. R. Chopra, and El Kazovsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Forrest J Ackerman ranks 12,153 out of 20,380Before him are Bart Conner (1958), The Honky Tonk Man (1953), Jayma Mays (1979), Stephen Chbosky (1970), Natalie Schafer (1900), and Charles R. Drew (1904). After him are Adrienne Ames (1907), Jimmy McHugh (1894), Alison Lohman (1979), Charles Manring (1929), Mel Daniels (1944), and Deran Sarafian (1958).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Forrest J Ackerman ranks 891Before him are Robert Cormier (1925), Brené Brown (1965), Amy Sherman-Palladino (1966), Ellen Glasgow (1873), Lionel Shriver (1957), and Stephen Chbosky (1970). After him are Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872), Beverly Cleary (1916), Marc Connelly (1890), Norman Podhoretz (1930), Tracy Hickman (1955), and Sue Monk Kidd (1948).