Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, is a finalist for a Hugo Award—science fiction’s most prestigious award. She is a nominee for the award for Best Semiprozine for her work in Uncanny Magazine. Thomas serves as the co-editor-in-chief and co-publisher along with her husband, Michael Damian Thomas. The nomination also includes Managing/Poetry Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; Managing Editor Monte Lin; Nonfiction Editor Meg Elison; and Podcast Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the work of Uncanny Magazine staff, and all of our contributors, recognized by the Hugo Award Voters,” said Thomas. “We are also thrilled to have edited two of the stories on the ballot.”
“If You Find Yourself Speaking to God, Address God with the Informal You“ by John Chu is a finalist for the Best Novelette Hugo Award, and “Rabbit Test” by Samantha Mills is a finalist for the Best Short Story Hugo Award.
The awards will be announced on Saturday, October 21, at Chengdu Worldcon, the 81st World Science Fiction Convention in Chengdu, China. The Hugo Award was first presented in 1953 and then awarded every year since 1955 by members of the World Science Fiction Society at the World Science Fiction Convention. It is considered the most prestigious literary award in science fiction.