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Editorial Matters - April 2010 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu *Editorial  
Date: 07 March 2010

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April is here and we've got a pretty exciting issue. First, we've got Drew Bittner's review of Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis as well as an interview with Ian Tregillis to get a bit of background on the book and the upcoming trilogy.

John Berlyne begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting has put together the UK Books Column filling us in on what's coming out this month. We also have two reviews from Liz de Jager: The Poison Throne: Moorehawke Trilogy, Book 1 by Celine Kiernan and Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science-Fiction edited by Jetse de Vries.

Sam Tomaino covers eight zines and magazines this month with a short review of each story. If you want to see what's available in short fiction check out his column.

We also have our US Books Column listing the books that we know are coming out this month, as well as reviews of April and past month's books. For April we also have some young adult book reviews, graphic novels, and non-fiction.

We're sure you'll find something worth checking out for potential addition to you to-be-read stack.

As always, we'd love to hear from our readers -- comments, suggestions, whatever...

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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