Author Archives: Lynne M. Thomas

About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is the Head of Distinctive Collections and Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University.

Book Review: Three Parts Dead, by Max Gladstone

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone My rating: 4 of 5 stars First book in a series, which means there is a lot of ground to lay, and Max Gladstone does a great job of doing so. This novel is … Continue reading

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Episode 131 – Steven, Leavin’

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This week’s “last” is a goodbye to a companion we’re all quite fond of, Steven Taylor (not to be confused with Steven Tyler). Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we marvel at the excellence…

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Extra! – Trivia! with No Da-luck

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It’s time for another gametastic Extra! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we battle it out for most Trivial Verity of 2017. We fully admit, this is not our skill set. But golly do…

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Book review: Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent horror novella. Set in London, it’s written in the style of noir crossed with Lovecraftian Old Ones on either side of the law. Beautifully … Continue reading

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Book review: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are lots of books that I enjoy for a number of different reasons. They are well crafted, they are beautifully written, I love the characters, the setting, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Borderline by Mishell Baker

Borderline by Mishell Baker My rating: 4 of 5 stars This urban fantasy was so excellently paced that I read this in just over a day. LA, the film industry, the fey, and a smart-mouthed disabled protagonist, Millie, who is … Continue reading

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Why don’t you wear white gloves? [rant]

The White Gloves thing came up again because Chicago Magazine used it while promoting an article about the Newberry. Rare book people often feel the same way about white gloves as when archives are referred to as “dusty.” This is a … Continue reading

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Book review: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Excellent middle book in the series. Jemisin’s worldbuilding here holds very solidly as she further tortures her characters. Essun and Nassun both are fighting for their respective lives … Continue reading

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Verity! Episode 130 – A Good Last

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What makes a good final episode for a Doctor or companion? Join Deb, Katrina, and Liz as they discuss just that. What do you think are the hallmarks of a good last episode? Let us…

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Extra! – Polly-Anneke

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It’s time for another con-sourced interview! Join Deb and Erika as they chat very briefly about Deb’s experience interviewing Anneke Wills at Long Island Who. Then listen to the interview. This lady has had quite…

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