Lynne M. Thomas is an American librarian and award-winning editor based in DeKalb, Illinois. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hugo Award-nominatedApex Magazine, a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine, taking over as editor with issue 30 in 2011. Thomas has also co-edited with Tara O'Shea the Hugo Award-winning book Chicks Dig Time Lords and follow-ups Whedonistas and Chicks Dig Comics. She won a second Hugo Award for her participation in the SF Squeecast podcast with Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, and Catherynne M. Valente.
Thomas serves as the Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, where she has been building a collection of papers of science fiction and fantasy authors since 2004.