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Editorial Matters - March 2011 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM032011
Date: 01 March 2011

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

PHOTO: Zeta Oph: Runaway Star. Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, WISE Team. Explanation: Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi produces the arcing interstellar bow wave or bow shock seen in this stunning infrared portrait from the WISE spacecraft. In the false-color view, bluish Zeta Oph, a star about 20 times more massive than the Sun, lies near the center of the frame, moving toward the top at 24 kilometers per second. Its strong stellar wind precedes it, compressing and heating the dusty interstellar material and shaping the curved shock front.

Welcome to our March issue of SFRevu. We've been working steadily to get this issue together for you, and I hope you enjoy it. John Berlyne's UK Books column will give you a heads-up on what's available in the UK this month. I'm always surprised by what books are published simultaneously with the US and also what ones haven't come out here yet and look like I'll need to paste up a note on my PC to remind me to keep an eye out.

This month, Sam Tomaino, reviews nine magazine for his Zines & Short Fiction column. For those of you who enjoy short fiction and wonder which print and online magazines are worth looking into, you'll find Sam's reviews helpful.

Charles Mohapel's got a review of All-Star Superman in his Blu-ray & DVD Reviews column.

Our reviewers have been turning in their reviews and here at the end of the month, I found myself surprised by just how many we managed to get reviewed this month. There's steampunk, urban fantasy, high fantasy, and science fiction of several flavors. Hopefully, you find a few that will stir your interest.

Remember that our News column is added to throughout the month as I receive press releases and email updates. Also, if you want your convention added to our Convention Calendar send email with your convention's details and a link to the convention website.

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, 27 Clarence Gardens, London, NW1 3LH, 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, 27 Clarence Gardens, London, NW1 3LH, United Kingdom

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