Author Archives: Lynne M. Thomas

About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a seven time Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Book review: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely loved this. Loved, loved, loved. I needed books like this to exist in the mainstream in my 20s. Lucy is an astronomer, trained up … Continue reading

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Book review: Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer

Brightfall by Jaime Lee Moyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars (Content Note: there is offscreen child death in this novel.) I absolutely loved this. I’ve long been a fan of Jaime Lee Moyer’s work, because her characters are so … Continue reading

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Book review: The Opposite of Drowning by Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

The Opposite of Drowning by Erin McRae My rating: 5 of 5 stars Harry is a mid-career editor and minor travel writer. Elizabeth is a digital strategy consultant brought in to update the publishing firm’s marketing. This is a May-December … Continue reading

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Book review: Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you are the kind of person who read The Tempest and thought “Prospero is kind of a dick,” this is a book for you. It is Miranda’s … Continue reading

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Book review: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a fantastic slow burn of a first novel. I’m a fan of Arkady’s short fiction, and the hallmarks of well-crafted language, intricate, intimate worldbuilding, and … Continue reading

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Book review: Witchmark, by C.L. Polk

Witchmark by C.L. Polk My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read this one relatively slowly because I wanted to savor it. This is going to be discussed as “gaslight fantasy” because it’s secondary-world with a vague post WWI-ish(?) setting, including … Continue reading

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Ep 179 – Arachnids in the UK Time Zone

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Arachnophobes beware! This ep was full of creepy-crawlies. Join Deb, Erika, Lizbeth, and  Lynne as we talk about our reactions to spiders, companion balance, visions of dead wives, and more. How did this one land…

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Ep 177 – The Ghost Monument Valley Girls

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The second episode of a new Doctor is, in some ways, more meaty and discussable than the first! Join Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we mourn for Deb’s leaky basement and dig deep into all…

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Ep 176 – The Women Who Fell to Earth

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IT’S FINALLY HERE! NEW DOCTOR WHO! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we gush over the new Doctor and pick apart this first episode. We’re quite pleased overall, but as always, there are some…

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Book review: The Unlikely Lady, by Valerie Bowman

The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lovely fluffy romance I got as an audiobook from my public library. Jane is a bluestocking. Garrett is supposedly a man-about-town. They hate each other. They snipe. They … Continue reading

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