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Editorial Matters - July 2011 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM072011
Date: 10 June 2011

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

[Photo: The Sun Unleashed. NASA / Goddard / SDO AIA Team. Explanation: On June 7, the Sun unleashed only a medium sized solar flare as rotation carried active regions of sunpots toward the solar limb. But that flare was followed by an astounding gush of magnetized plasma seen erupting at the Sun's edge in this extreme ultraviolet image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.]

Welcome to our July issue of SFRevu. The end of the previous month is always a bit stressful as the new issue's schedule looms on the horizon. Most of the time, I'm amazed that we manage to get as much done as we do. A few reviews will be arriving tomorrow, so check back later. Remember news items get added throughout the month.

Our staff is extremely small so if you have a genre convention or conference upcoming and it's not on our Convention Calendar, send us email (editor at sfrevu dot com -- you know the substitution) and give us the details and your website URL. If you have a news item that would be of interest to those in the field, again send us email and we'll get it in our news column. Some things we see and put up, but don't expect us to find all that's going on without your help.

This month, John Berlyne fills us in on what's coming out in the UK Books column. I'm sure you'll find items to add to your to-be-read list. There's also the US Books Column to wet your appetite for reading material.

Sam Tomaino has done his usual great coverage of short fiction in printed magazines and online. Check out his Zines & Short Fiction column which also includes links to information about the magazines he reviews.

Drew Bittner has turned in two interviews this month. The first is an interview with Michael Stackpole. Then he managed to get a group interview with Melinda Snodgrass, Stephen Leigh, Victor Milan, John Jos. Miller, Cherie Priest, Mary Anne Mohanraj, and Kevin Andrew Murphy -- writers of Fort Freak, the newest entry in the Wild Cards universe.

So, enjoy our July issue. Check back for additions to our convention calendar and news column. And let us know how we're doing in meeting your needs to learn about new books, authors, and other genre related topics.

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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