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Editorial Matters - May 2010 by Gayle Surrette
*Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM052010
Date: 01 May 2010

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

Photo: NGC 602 and Beyond. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA) - ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Explanation: Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602.

Things are a bit crazy as we go live with the May issue. First, as much as we plan ahead, some things need to be done at the last minute once we know what will be in the issue. Here it is nearly midnight and I'm still waiting for a couple of items. Second, two of us have been at a convention all day today and will be there again on May 1st. Then on May 2nd, we'll be covering another event. So, some items will be added over the next couple of days as time permits.

Nevertheless, we've got a pretty well rounded issue for you this month. Drew Bittner not only reviewed A Magic of Dawn A Novel of the Nessantico Cycle by S.L. Farrell. He also managed to get an interview with the author.

John Berlyne tells us about the newest books available in the UK and reviewed Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill. The review convinced me to put this title on my to be read list.

The Zines & Short Fiction column by Sam Tomaino has reviews of the short fiction of nine magazines including one that has just published its first issue (Bull Spec). Check out his reviews -- I'm sure you'll see that short fiction is alive and well online and in print.

Charles Mohapel has five reviews this month in his Blu-ray & DVD Reviews column.

SFRevu is getting ready to make some changes to its line up and could use your feedback on how we're doing and what you'd like to see. Please send your comments to editor@sfrevu.com or use the comment form at the end of this editorial.

Now for our usual 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) sfrevu.com 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) sfrevu.com.

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) sfrevu.com.

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) sfrevu.com.

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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