Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has been nominated for science fiction’s most prestigious award—the Hugo Award. Thomas is already an eight-time Hugo Award winner.
Hugo Award finalists were announced on April 7, 2020. Thomas is nominated with her husband Michael Damian Thomas for Best Editor, Short Form and Best Semiprozine (a non-professional periodical publication) for Uncanny Magazine. Thomas is the co-editor-in-chief and co-publisher of Uncanny with Michael Damian Thomas.
Three short fiction finalists on the Hugo Award nomination ballot are from Uncanny Magazine. “Away With the Wolves” by Sarah Gailey is a finalist for Best Novelette; “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye” by Sarah Pinsker is a finalist for Best Novelette; and “A Catalog of Storms” by Fran Wilde is a finalist for Best Short Story.
“I am thrilled and honored to have the work of the team at Uncanny and three of our authors recognized by the international science fiction and fantasy reader community,” said Thomas.
Past Hugo Award wins for Thomas include Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It (Best Related Work) in 2011; SF Squeecast (Best Fancast) in 2012 and 2013; Uncanny Magazine (Best Semiprozine) in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019; and Best Editor, Short Form in 2018. In addition to these eight wins, Thomas has garnered 18 Science Fiction/Fantasy nominations since 2011. A comprehensive list of her awards is found in the Science Fiction Awards Database at www.sfadb.com/Lynne_M_Thomas.
The fan-nominated Hugo Awards are sponsored by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). Winners will be announced in August at an all-virtual CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, in New Zealand. For more information about the Hugo Award, visit thehugoawards.org.