Update, October 20: We’ve just published a 3,000-word tribute to Chris to augment the briefer write-up on his career.

Chris Meadows, the gifted writer and editor who played such an important role in TeleRead, is dead at 47. A quick overview of Chris’s professional life is here. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was also well known in games circles. Next week, we’ll be publishing more on his life. Sympathy to Mark and Judy Meadows as well as Chris’s brothers and the rest of his family.

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