Lynne M. Thomas

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Lynne M. Thomas is an American librarian and award-winning editor based in DeKalb, Illinois. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the Hugo Award-nominated[1]Apex Magazine, a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine, taking over as editor with issue 30 in 2011 and concluding her term with issue 55 in 2013.[2] Thomas has also co-edited with Tara O'Shea the Hugo Award-winning book Chicks Dig Time Lords and follow-ups Whedonistas (with Deborah Stanish) and Hugo Award-nominated book Chicks Dig Comics (with Sigrid Ellis).[3] She won a second and third Hugo Award for her participation in the SF Squeecast podcast with Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Catherynne M. Valente and David McHone-Chase,[1] and is on the Hugo Award for Best Fancast ballot for a third time with Verity!, an all-female hosted Doctor Who podcast.

Thomas serves as the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, where she has been building a collection of papers of science fiction and fantasy authors since 2004.[4][5]


  • with Beth Whittaker, Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections (Libraries Unlimited, 2009).
  • with Tara O'Shea (editors), Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It (Mad Norwegian Press, 2010).
  • with Deborah Stanish (editors), Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them (Mad Norwegian Press, 2011).
  • with Sigrid Ellis (editors), Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them (Mad Norwegian Press, 2012).
  • with John Klima and Michael Damian Thomas (editors), Glitter & Mayhem (Apex Publications, 2013).
  • Editor, The Book of Apex: Volume 4 (Apex Publications, 2013).



  1. ^ a b "2012 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Masthead". Apex. Apex Publications. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  3. ^ "2011 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Lynne Thomas (Principal Investigator)". IMLS About Us. Northern Illinois University. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Lynne (2008). "How Steven H Silver Helped Save the Archives of at Least 15 Authors for Posterity". Argentus (Deerfield, IL: Argentus, Inc.). pp. 22–23. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 

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