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.

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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Book review: Heroine’s Journey by Sarah Kuhn

Heroine’s Journey by Sarah Kuhn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this on the plane ride back from WorldCon. I love, love, LOVE this series. It is the cognitive equivalent of a warm hug, a blanket, a kitty, and … Continue reading

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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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