Lynne M. Thomas

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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. She is married to Michael Damian Thomas.

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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