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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