Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com *Editorial ISBN/ITEM#: EM052011
Date: 01 May 2011
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Photo: Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet. Credit: TRACE Project, NASA. Explanation: It was a quiet day on the Sun. The above image shows, however, that even during off days the Sun's surface is a busy place. Shown in ultraviolet light, the relatively cool dark regions have temperatures of thousands of degrees Celsius.
Welcome to our May issue -- there were times this month when it looked we might just miss going live on the 1st of May. But we made it with a nice mix of book reviews as well as our usual columns: John Berlyne's UK Books; Sam Tomaino's reviews of Zines and short fiction with a review of Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 55 by Ernest Lilley; US Books for May; news; convention listings; and more.
This month, we also have an essay by Guy Hasson about The Lies SF Fans Tell Themselves. He makes some interesting points and I hope readers will take the time to comment.
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