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.

Episode 142 – The Death Eaters of Light

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What a fascinating discussion this week’s Doctor Who episode lends itself to. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we discuss women who are allowed to fail and still be heroes, the sexual politics of Romans, the…

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Episode 141 – Empress of Mars Attacks

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Low expectations may have helped, but all three Verities enjoyed this ep to varying degrees. Join Deb, Erika, and Katrina as we talk about what we liked and, of course, the few things we didn’t.…

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An Open Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell and the GOP

Dear Sen. McConnell, I’m writing because you are trying to kill Obamacare/ACA, and your choice to do that as Senate Majority Leader could force my child into an underfunded institution, or force my family into bankruptcy. I find this especially … Continue reading

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Verity! Episode 139 – Exploring the Pyramid at the End of the World

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It’s another Verity! three-hander, but we soldier on to dig into this “meaty” episode. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we talk about consent–as it relates to our feelings about the word as well as…

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Episode 138 – Verities’ Veritas on Extremis

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After a mind-bendy episode of Doctor Who, we need to talk it through to really come to terms with us. Join Deb, Erika, and Tansy as we do just that. What was real? What did it…

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Book review: A Civil Campaign, by Lois McMaster Bujold

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold My rating: 4 of 5 stars I haven’t read the entire Vorkosigan Saga–I read an omnibus of the first 4 novels about a decade ago, and picked this one up because dozens of … Continue reading

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Verity Episode 137 – Team of Oxygen

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A proper space episode! Join Erika, Liz, and Lynne as we discuss non-zombies, evil capitalism, disability, and racism. Doctor Who was pulling no punches this week! What did you think of this ep? Let us know…

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Episode 136 – Knock Knock, Who’s Here.

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A spooky house, an unreachable tower, a creepy landlord, and a bunch of young folks moving in together. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we discuss what these ingredients add up to. Was it a…

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Book review: A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Excellent novella. Stands alone quite well–I had not read the first one yet, but this story was totally understandable as it is. A kind of sweet, … Continue reading

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(P)Review: Space Unicorn Tea Blends by Adagio

[note: I was compensated for this review with an Adagio teas gift certificate] I’m a happy Adagio Teas customer–my taste trends towards “nice versions of loose black teas” for me (I particularly love their Assam Harmony) and “fruit flavored black … Continue reading

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