CHARLES N. BROWN was Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Locus Magazine from 1968 until his death in 2009. He was involved in the science fiction field since the late 1940s. He was the original book reviewer for Asimov’s, edited several SF anthologies, and wrote for numerous magazines and newspapers. Brown founded Locus in 1968 and has won more Hugos than anyone else. Also a freelance fiction editor for the past 40 years, many of the books he edited have won awards. He traveled extensively and appeared 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 served on juries for several of the major SF awards. Obituary: