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The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. Edited by Arthur J. Cox with an Introduction by Angus Wilson (ISBN: 0-14-043092-X / 014043092X)

DICKENS, CHARLES, ARTHUR JEAN COX (FORREST J ACKERMAN)

Published by London Penguin 1994, 1994
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Trade Paperback Edition. From the library of legendary science fiction author Forrest J Ackerman. Signed and inscribed by the bookÕs editor, Arthur J. Cox, to his friend and colleague Forrest J Ackerman: ÒOn His 92nd Birthday, 24 November, 2008. For Forry Ackerman, in gratitude for a Lifetime of friendship, from Arthur Jean Cox.Ó With a 2Ó tear to the top of the rear cover, else a very good only slightly used copy in printed wrappers. ÔThe Mystery of Edwin DroodÕ was DickensÕs last novel, and, sadly, was published after his death. Forrest J Ackerman (1916Ð2008), or ÔMr. Science Fiction,Õ was from the 1930s into the 21st century, one of science fiction's best known promoters, spokesman, popular culture advocate, and was the creator of the now universally used term Òsci-fiÓ. Living throughout his life in Los Angeles, Ackerman was a magazine editor, science fiction writer and literary agent, a founder of science fiction fandom. Internationally known for his role as editor of the magazine ÔFamous Monsters of Filmland,Õ he was often called "Forry," "The Ackermonster," "4e" and "4SJ.Ó In his huge 18-room home known as the "AckermansionÓ he created a superb collection of over 300,000 books, movie posters, props, photographs, and movie and science-fiction memorabilia which he generously shared with tours of thousands of people over decades. His influence was huge on several generations. One of his disciples, film director John Landis, has observed: ÒÉAs Editor of and major contributor to ÔFamous Monsters of Filmland Magazine,Õ ForryÕs direct influence on people like Guillermo del Toro, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Frank Darabont, Brian Signer, Stephen King, Mick Garris, Tobe Hooper, Sam Raimi, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson and countless others has had a tremendous impact on world literature and the movies. His teenage friends Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen were his comrades in celebrating and creating the fantasticÉ.Ó. Bookseller Inventory # 18358E

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Title: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles ...

Publisher: London Penguin 1994

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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