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Editorial Matters - July 2010 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM072010
Date: 01 July 2010

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

[Photo: The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble. Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA. Explanation: How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created? At the nebula's center is an aging binary star system that surely powers the nebula but does not, as yet, explain its colors. The unusual shape of the Red Rectangle is likely due to a thick dust torus which pinches the otherwise spherical outflow into tip-touching cone shapes. (from Astronomy Picture of the Day)

Welcome to our July issue. This month we've got a varied mix of reviews for you. Drew Bittner not only reviewed Twice Bitten: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill but went on to interview the author. We hope you find it as interesting as we did.

John Berlyne has given us his take on the new books to be released this month in the UK. We also have Liz de Jager's review of The Dervish House by Ian Mcdonald and Gavin Pugh's review of Holy Machine by Chris Beckett.

Covering short fiction, Sam Tomaino lets us know what is available in magazines and online. This month you'll find reviews of Black Static 17, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Lightspeed's June issue, Flash Fiction Online, and Nth Zine's July/July issue. You'll find Sam's column here. Remember he can't review what he doesn't receive or know about.

Meanwhile, read through our columns and reviews and let us know what we're doing right and where and how we could do better. Also remember our News column is updated throughout the month as we receive press releases and relevant information, so check back frequently.

Now for our usual messages:

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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