Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu *Editorial ISBN/ITEM#: EM112010
Date: 01 November 2010
Photo: Hubble's Lagoon. Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope. Explanation: Like brush strokes on a canvas, ridges of color seem to flow across this scene. But here, the canvas is nearly 3 light-years wide and the colors map emission from ionized gas in the Lagoon Nebula, recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys.
I'm so glad that October is over though I'll miss the nice fall weather that often was nearly that of a cool summer. The last two weeks of October, I chaired a science fiction and fantasy convention in Rockville, MD (Capclave). The last week of October, we drove to Columbus, Ohio to attend a convention. While I managed to edit the reviews at the same time as my husband drove to Ohio, once we reached the hotel there was no opportunity to finish this November issue. Did you know that some hotel buildings actually cancel cell phone and Internet service signals? It seems our's did. While in the hotel, even when using the free WiFi -- Internet service was inconsistent and often slower than that of dial up service.
So, the issue was a bit late getting online. But it did go up on November 1st. There are still a several reviews and other items to add to the issue. They'll be added over the next two days.
I've really got to remember not to over-commit myself.
Now for our regular announcements:
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