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.

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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Ep 168 – Companions’ Companions

Originally posted on VerityPodcast.com:
Time to wrap up our companions’ companions mini-arc. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Lynne as we talk about the phenomenon of a companion collecting their own companion throughout the ages of Doctor Who. What other examples…

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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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