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Editorial Matters - January 2010 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette  
Date: 01 January 2010

Links: Gayle's Blog / Astronomy Picture of the Day /

[Photo: Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team. Explanation: Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar.]

Welcome to our January 2010 issue. It seems that starting a new year is a time to look back, and when I do I find it hard to believe that SFRevu is starting its 14th year. Looking forward, I can say that we have some changes in store for the zine during the coming year and hope that you'll find that they make SFRevu even better.

This month, Drew Bittner talks with Dan Shotz (former co-executive producer and writer for Jericho the series) and editor Cody DeMatteis about Jericho: The Series as it continues in comics.

We've got our usual columns. Sam Tomaino reviews short fiction in print and online. John Berlyne covers what's new in the UK for January. Charles Mohapel covers new releases in Blu-ray and DVD. While Ernest Lilley covers Avatar which recently opened in theaters.

We'd really like your feedback. We see the numbers and know people are reading SFRevu but we'd really like to know what works and what doesn't. How could we do better? The comment forms on the pages are for your use to let us know what you think.

Now for our regular announcements.

Reviewers Wanted:
While we're happy to have a core of great reviewers for SFRevu, we get more books each month than we've got readers for and we'd like to have more. If you have a great desire to review SF/Fantasy for no pay but the glory of a byline, write to us at editor (at) telling us a bit about yourself and send a 500 word (or so) review of a book that you have recently read. We should be able to get back to you within the month. (Please let us know what country you reside in -- the cost of mailing books outside the US/Canada may be an issue.)

News Column:
We started a News column last month. If you have a news item or announcement that you think would be of interest to readers of SF, send to: editor (at)

Convention Calendar:
We'd like to add a convention calendar to our magazine. We've made a start. However, we don't have time to scour the Internet looking for what's happening in the SF/Fantasy arena. Please send us your convention listings. Send to: editor (at)

Letters to the Editor(s):
We'd like to hear from you ... yes, you. What do you think of our magazine? How could we make it better? Do you like our reviews? What are your thoughts on the SF and Fantasy and their subgenres? Write to us at editor (at)

Publishers Take Note:
Material sent to us will be listed in our books-received column and may also be commented on or reviewed. With few exceptions, material not sent will not be listed or reviewed. Please send materials to SFRevu c/o Gayle Surrette, 16440 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 20613. Or if you publish in the UK or Europe send to: John Berlyne c/o SFRevu, 8 Elm Grove, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7JY, United Kingdom.

Media People Take Note:
It's rather difficult to review newly released DVDs or other media when we don't get a copy. So, if you'd like us to review something, send material to SFRevu c/o Gayle Surrette, 16440 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD 20613. Media publishers in the UK or Europe send to: John Berlyne c/o SFRevu, 8 Elm Grove, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7JY, United Kingdom.

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