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Editorial Matters - June 2010 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: ED201006
Date: 22 May 2010

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[Photo: Dark Filament of the Sun. Credit: NASA / Goddard / SDO AIA Team Explanation: Suspended by magnetic fields above a solar active region this dark filament stretches over 40 earth-diameters.]

We just got back from Balticon 44 today and as usual attending a convention so close to the date when we go live with the zine has caused a bit of a delay in getting some things done.

First, there's been a lot of changes behind the scenes here at SFRevu (and its sister publications Gumshoe Review). Ernest Lilley has written about some of those changes in this month's editorial, Turning Over The Helm.

However, we're going live with the reviews and columns that have already been completed and will be adding more content over the next two days.

John Berlyne's column of the new releases in the UK contains some really interesting books and there is also a review of Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (review by Liz de Jager).

This month, Sam Tomaino reviews the stories in ten magazines, as well as one novella (The Harm by Gary McMahon) and a collection of stories by Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem, In Concert.

Charles Mohapel provides his take on several new releases in his Blu-ray and DVD column.

Drew Bittner is interviewing Rob Thurman about her newest novel, Chimera. The interview and review will be up as soon as they get transcribed.

Check back frequently during the month for additions to our News column. Also, if you're having a convention or other event of interest to fans and writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or other related genres, please send us information so we may add it to our Convention Calendar.

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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