Lynne Thomas Wins Tenth Hugo Award

Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, has won her tenth Hugo Award—science fiction’s most prestigious award. She received the award for Best Semiprozine, a category with seventy-eight nominees, 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 winner of the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker, was originally featured in Uncanny Magazine. This Hugo Award category was competitive with five hundred eighty-nine nominees.

The awards were presented on Sunday, September 4th by Chicon 8 for The 80th World Science Fiction Convention. This was the eighth Worldcon to be held in Chicago. The awards ceremony was also available virtually and is available to view here. 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.

Since this is the tenth Hugo Award won by Thomas, she is now tied for second most wins among women and seventh all time amongst all winners. Only ten individuals have ever made it into Hugo Award double digits.

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