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: Divine Heretic by Jaime Lee Moyer

Divine Heretic by Jaime Lee Moyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jaime Lee Moyer has consistently published books that touch me profoundly, and this one is no different. I approached Divine Heretic with some trepidation, since it’s based on … Continue reading

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The Best of Uncanny Book Tour!

Space Unicorns! Are you excited about the forthcoming The Best of Uncanny (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas) from Subterranean Press? We have more great news! There will be four launch events next year featuring the editors and writers! University Book Store Seattle, … Continue reading

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New Student Convocation 2019 video

While I shared this link across my social media, I thought it would be good to post it for posterity to my blog, mostly to make it easier for me to find again. This is the “official” video from my … Continue reading

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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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