Charles N. Brown is Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of 28-time Hugo winner Locus magazine which he founded in 1968; he has been involved in the science fiction field since the late 1940s. He was the original book reviewer for Asimov's, has edited several SF anthologies, and written for numerous magazines and newspapers. Also a freelance fiction editor for the past 35 years, many of the books he has edited have won awards. He travels extensively and is invited regularly to appear on writing and editing panels at the major SF conventions around the world, is a frequent Guest of Honor and speaker and judge at writers' seminars, and has been a jury member for several of the major SF awards.