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Editorial Matters - August 2010 by Gayle Surrette
Cover Artist: ESA, Planck HFI & LFI Consortia
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM082010
Date: 01 August 2010

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

Photo: Microwave Milky Way. Credit: ESA, Planck HFI & LFI Consortia. Explanation: Seen from our edge-on perspective, the Milky Way Galaxy sprawls across the middle of this false-color, all sky view. The expansive microwave map is based on 1 year's worth of data from instruments onboard the sky-surveying Planck spacecraft.

Welcome to our August issue. August is usually the hottest month here but since July had a number of days in the 100's already, I'm hoping that August doesn't manage to live up to its reputation. Even through the heat of July, our reviewers and columnists managed to turn in quite a bit of content for this issue and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

First, this month Cathy Green reviewed Brooklyn Knight by C.J. Henderson. Then realizing he'd be at a convention she was attending, she arranged to do an interview with Henderson also. The interview covers his most recent book and what's up for the future.

John Berlyne has put together a column on what's being published in the UK this month. There's quite a few interesting titles and authors that you might want to add to your future reading list.

For short fiction, Sam Tomaino's column lists his impressions of the short fiction to be found in the recent issues of publications, print and online, that may be of interest to our readers.

Our book reviews this month seem to be a pretty good cross section of what's bee released this month including reviews of books by some Australian writers (Death Most Definite (Death Works) by Trent Jamieson and The Questing Road by Lyn McConchie) as well as the usual mix of small press and large.

We're always looking for better ways to serve our readers and would appreciate feedback on how we're doing and what we can do better. Please use the feedback forms at the bottom of reviews and articles, or write to editor at sfrevu dot com.

Now read on 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) 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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