Lynne M. Thomas

A librarian and editor based in DeKalb, Illinois. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine, taking over as editor with issue 30 in 2011 and concluding her term with issue 55 in 2013.

Thomas has also co-edited with Tara O'Shea the 2011 Best Related Work Hugo-winning book Chicks Dig Time Lords and follow-ups Whedonistas (with Deborah Stanish) and Chicks Dig Comics (with Sigrid Ellis).

She won a second and third Hugo Award for her participation in the SF Squeecast podcast with Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Catherynne M. Valente and David McHone-Chase, and is a cast member of Verity!, an all-female hosted Doctor Who podcast.

Thomas serves as the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, where she has been building a collection of papers of science fiction and fantasy authors since 2004.


  • with Beth Whittaker, Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections (Libraries Unlimited, 2009).
  • with Tara O'Shea (editors), Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It (Mad Norwegian Press, 2010).
  • with Deborah Stanish (editors), Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them (Mad Norwegian Press, 2011).
  • with Sigrid Ellis (editors), Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them (Mad Norwegian Press, 2012).
  • with John Klima and Michael Damian Thomas (editors), Glitter & Mayhem (Apex Publications, 2013).
  • Editor, The Book of Apex: Volume 4 (Apex Publications, 2013).

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