Thomas Named to Endowed Professorship

Hugo Award winner Lynne M. Thomas will be named Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Rare Book & Manuscript Professor on April 6 at the University of Illinois. Thomas helped build up the science fiction collection at Northern Illinois University until 2017, when she took over as curator of University of Illinois. Thomas is also one of the co-editors and publishers of Uncanny.
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Thomas Moves from NIU to UofI

Lynne M. Thomas has announced that she will be moving from Northern Illinois University to the University of Illinois, where she will head their Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Thomas has built up a sizable science fiction collection at NIU, which includes the personal and professional papers of more than 75 SF authors, including Mary Robinette Kowal, Jack McDevitt, Eric Flint, and Lois McMaster Bujold. Thomas is a four-time Hugo winner and one of the editors of Uncanny. She will begin her new position on September 1.
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Thomas Resigning from Apex

Lynne M. Thomas has announced that she is stepping down as the Editor-in-Chief of Apex, two years after she replaced Catherynne Valente in the position. Along with her, Managing Editor Michael Damian Thomas will also be stepping down. Both will work closely with the incoming editor as the magazine continues to be published by Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications. The Thomases’ resignations will be effective following the December 2013 issue.

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Chicon III Exhibit

Northern Illinois University is currently hosting an exhibit of books, papers, and other memorabilia associated with Chicon III, the 20th World Science Fiction Convention. The exhibit was curated by Lynne M. Thomas and Guest Curator Steven H Silver and assistance from Michael D. Thomas. The physical exhibit is located the the NIU Library, although a portion of the exhibit has been made available on-line.

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Lynne Thomas Named Editor at Apex

Apex Magazine has announced that Lynne M. Thomas, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, will take over as editor of the magazine from Catherynne Valente.The first issue to feature Thomas’s editorial hand will be the November 2011 issue.

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