Author Archives: Lynne M. Thomas

About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a five 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.

Extra – Lynne in the Hot Seat

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It’s Lynne’s turn in the “hot seat”! Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we take turns asking Lynne about Doctor Who, frocks, and life in general! ^E Bonus links: The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale…

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Extra! – Doctor Who-ish Fandom (Sort Of): The Game!

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Hello to all fans of Verity! games! We’ve got another one for you. Liz has wrested control of the podcast from Deb once again, and it’s every bit as delightful as you’d expect! Join Deb, Erika,…

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Book Review: Fire Dance by Ilana C. Myer

Fire Dance by Ilana C. Myer My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a beautifully written, deeply introspective fantasy novel. A magic-based war is routinely slaughtering the people of Kashishi. The characters in this novel are trying (across 3 … Continue reading

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So, how’s it going?

Having reached six months at the new job, the next round of check-ins has begun, both from colleagues here on campus and friends from near and far. All in all, it’s going pretty gosh-darned well. I mean, they gave me … Continue reading

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Ep 162 – Controlled Scene-Chewing from the Pit

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Our celebration of David Fisher-penned female villains continues. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we chat about Lady Adrasta and her cohort Karela. Things get a little bit Snow White and the wicked queen…

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Ep 161 – Stones of Justice

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Our villains mini-arc continues with a duplicitous dame. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we dig into Viven Fay (aka Cessair of Diplos, aka the Cailleach, aka many other names). With many many many tangents to…

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Book Review: Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages My rating: 5 of 5 stars Historical San Francisco. A circle of queer friends. Art and music. Nightclubs. And a tiny bit of magic. The “proper” magic itself is … minimal. Half-remembered. Rarely used without … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another entertaining entry in Kameron Hurley’s body of work. She has pitched it as “Lesbians! In! Spaaaace!” and it is that, and it is also … Continue reading

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Book review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Very sweet YA romance set during the summer before college. The characters are compelling, and likeable, but still flawed in specific ways that feel real. Themes of … Continue reading

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Book review: Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake

Extreme Honor by Piper J. Drake My rating: 4 of 5 stars While military romances are not typically my thing, this one does a great job of balancing the military stuff with the story in a way that is accessible … Continue reading

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