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Editorial Matters - August 2011 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
*Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM082011
Date: 01 August 2011

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

[Photo: Galaxy NGC 474: Cosmic Blender. Image Credit & Copyright: P.-A. Duc (CEA, CFHT). Explanation: What's happening to galaxy NGC 474? The multiple layers of emission appear strangely complex and unexpected given the relatively featureless appearance of the elliptical galaxy in less deep images. The cause of the shells is currently unknown, but possibly tidal tails related to debris left over from absorbing numerous small galaxies in the past billion years.]

Welcome to our August issue of SFRevu. Surprisingly, we've survived some blistering days of over 100 degree temperatures. Surprising. Yes, we actually had an AC emergency but thankfully that was settled before the real high temps made themselves at home. August is expected to be even warmer so we'll try to keep cool and get working on the next issue.

Meanwhile, this month we have a good variety of books reviewed along with a film review and our regular columns. John Berlyne reviewed Low Town: The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky as well as putting together his UK Books column. Sam Tomaino has once again reviewed many online and print magazines for his Zines & Short Fiction column. Drew Bittner, among his other reviews, managed to see and review Captain America: The First Avenger.

As you can see there's plenty to read about this month. Have a great month and don't forget to check back on our News column where we post news items submitted to us that we believe would be of interest our readers.

Now for our usual messages and 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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