Numerous items from the estate of former Locus publisher Charles N. Brown will be placed on the auction block on the weekend of October 11-12. The lots include pieces of furniture, artwork, and numerous lots of mystery novels, many of which are by authors such as Frederic Brown or Anthony Boucher who also have a tie to science fiction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Locus Science Fiction Foundation. The auction is being managed by Clars Auction Gallery.
Publisher Charles N. Brown (b.1937) died peacefully in his sleep on July 12 on his way home from Readercon. Brown, along with Ed Meskys and Dave Vanderwerf, founded Locus as a fanzine in support of a Boston Worldcon bid. When the ‘zine received a Hugo nomination, Brown continued to publish it, eventually turning it into the news magazine of the science fiction field. Locus has won 29 Hugo Awards over the years. In addition, Brown contributed book reviews to Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine and year in review articles to Terry Carr’s anthology series.