Three Hugo Award Nominations for Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has been nominated for science fiction’s most prestigious award—the Hugo Award. Thomas, already a five-time Hugo Award winner, joined the University Library in July 2017.

Hugo Award finalists were announced on March 31, 2018. Thomas is nominated for Best Editor, Short Form; Best Semiprozine (a non-professional periodical publication) for Uncanny Magazine; and Best Fancast for the Verity! Podcast.

Thomas is the co-editor-in-chief and publisher of Uncanny Magazine with her husband Michael Damian Thomas. Six of the 18 short fiction finalists on the Hugo Award nomination ballot are from Uncanny: one nomination for Best Novella; two nominations for Best Novelette; and three nominations for Best Short Story.

“I am humbled and pleased to be honored by the science fiction community for my work on Uncanny Magazine and Verity!” 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; and Uncanny Magazine (Best Semiprozine) in 2016 and 2017. In addition to these five wins, Thomas has garnered 14 Science Fiction/Fantasy nominations since 2011. A comprehensive list of her awards is found in the Science Fiction Awards Database at

The fan-nominated Hugo Awards are sponsored by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). Winners will be announced at the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, CA, in August. For more information about the Hugo Award, visit

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