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.

Rare Books in NON-ARL Libraries: THE SURVEY

Colleagues! Do you work with rare books at a library that is NOT a member of the Association for Research Libraries? Please consider completing this survey about your experiences! CONTEXT: Remember that Crowdsourced List of libraries that work with rare … Continue reading

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Book review: Hunger by Roxane Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Content warnings for rape and body issues, both of which are presented in a straightforward but not euphemistic manner from the point of view of … Continue reading

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Where to find me at WorldCon

WorldCon Approaches! Here is my panel schedule. Friday August 17, 2018 10:00AM The Art and Craft of Anthology Curation  San Jose Convention Center – 210F  1 hour Panel  Literature Writing Saturday August 18, 2018 11:00AM Silence in the Library San Jose Convention … Continue reading

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Book review: Reading, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was an interesting book about psychological processes and how they work, specifically how we think, and the difference between “instinct” and “gut reaction” and “actual thinky … Continue reading

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Ep 171 – A Perfect Anniversary Match

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It’s time for another “perfect match”! Join Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we dig into Kat’s excellent choices: “The Five Doctors” and “The Day of the Doctor”. That pairing seems so obvious now that Kat pointed…

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Book review: Managing Humans by Michael Lopp

Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Lopp My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read this on the recommendation of Kevin Sonney from the Productivity Alchemy podcast. Very solid approach to laying out management … Continue reading

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Book review: After the Gold by Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

After the Gold by Erin McRae My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another stellar romance from McRae & Maltese. I ripped through this in a day, rooting hard for both characters the whole damned time. Katie & Brendan have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

All Systems Red by Martha Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely loved this. Murderbot is a security AI for an expedition trip that is going horribly, horribly wrong. Come for the planetary exploration, stay for the wry wit … Continue reading

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Book review: The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fictionalized riff on the execution of Topsy the Elephant and the Radium Girls. In which the Radium girls also include sentient elephants with their own … Continue reading

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Book review: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Check out The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal The Calculating Stars is a bit of a departure for Mary Robinette Kowal, who is better known in long form for her historical fiction with fantasy elements. This is a science … Continue reading

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