Guest of Honor - Charles N. Brown

In Memoriam, 1937-2009

Charles N. Brown
Charles N. Brown died peacefully in his sleep on 12 July 2009, a few weeks after he had accepted Renovation's invitation to be one of our Guests of Honor. He is as irreplaceable in death as he was in life, and we shall therefore continue to honor him.

Charles N. Brown was involved in the science fiction field from the late 1940s and was best known as the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of 29-time Hugo winner Locus magazine which he founded in 1968. He was also the original book reviewer for Asimov's, edited several SF anthologies, and wrote for numerous magazines and newspapers. Charles Brown founded Locus in 1968 and has won more Hugos than anyone else. Also a freelance fiction editor for 40 years, many of the books he edited won awards. He travelled extensively and was regularly invited to appear on writing and editing panels at the major SF conventions around the world, was a frequent Guest of Honor and speaker and judge at writers' seminars, and was a jury member for several of the major SF awards.

The Locus website can be found at

The video below features Greg Bear talking about Charles N. Brown at the 2010 Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 26, 2010.