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Editorial Matters - December 2011 by Gayle Surrette
Cover Artist: GRANTECAN and IAC
Review by Gayle Surrette *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM122011
Date: 01 December 2011

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

[Photo: Star Forming Region S106. Image Credit: GRANTECAN and IAC. Explanation: Massive star IRS 4 is beginning to spread its wings. Born only about 100,000 years ago, material streaming out from this newborn star has formed the nebula dubbed Sharpless 2-106 Nebula (S106).]

Welcome to our December 2011 issue. We've got the usual great columns from John Berlyne (UK Column), Sam Tomaino (Magazines and Short Fiction) and Charles Mohapel (Blu-Ray and DVD Reviews). There's also a great array of books reviewed covering just about every subgenre: urban fantasy, military SF, hard SF, and fantasy. There should be plenty to add to your To Be Read pile or to consider for holiday giving.

Enjoy our issue. Don't forget to send us feedback using the form at the end of every article. Let us know what you like and don't like about our magazine.

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

Our Readers Respond

From: David

This comment isn't so much about this particular review (which is great and caused me to buy the book) it is more to say that SFRevu has become an indispensable source of book reviews for me. Every month there are several reviews which I consider commenting on but I am a terrible procrastinator. The most awesome thing about SFRevu is that it provides reliable, quality reviews about not just the type SF and fantasy books that are award contenders but also about SF and fantasy books that are just good, fun reads. Serious reviews of fun books are actually quite hard to find. SFRevu is outstanding. Keep it coming please.

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