As reported by Locus, Charles N Brown died peacefully in his sleep on the way home from Readercon.
I was privileged enough to have my own small share of adventures with Charles, both in Australia and the USA. I never visited his house but he visited mine during one particularly memorable blazing bushfire season. Here he is with Aussie friends at a party at Justine & Scott’s place back in January 2005. Photo by Steven Dunbar.
Back row: Justine Larbalestier, Scott Westerfeld, Richard Harland, Aileen Harland, Louise Katz, Robert Hood, Cat Sparks
Middle (wearing black t-shirt) David Levell
Front row: Donna Nelson, Kate Forsyth, Charles Brown, Margo Lanagan, Josephine Pennicott, Claire Nicholls & Peter Nicholls.