Lynne Thomas Wins Ninth Hugo Award

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Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has won a Hugo Award—science fiction’s most prestigious award. This now makes Thomas a nine-time Hugo Award winner.

Hugo Award winners were announced by CoNZealand, the 78th Worldcon, held virtually on August 1, 2020. Thomas won for Best Semiprozine (a non-professional periodical publication) for Uncanny Magazine. Thomas is the co-editor-in-chief and publisher of Uncanny Magazine with her husband Michael Damian 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; Best Editor, Short Form and Uncanny Magazine (Best Semiprozine) in 2018; and Uncanny Magazine (Best Semiprozine) in 2016, 2017, and 2019. A comprehensive list of her awards is found in the Science Fiction Awards Database at


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