Review by Gayle Surrette
Date: 01 June 2012
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Photo: Fermi Epicycles: The Vela Pulsar's Path. Credit: NASA, DOE, International Fermi LAT Collaboration. Explanation: Exploring the cosmos at extreme energies, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope orbits planet Earth every 95 minutes. By design, it rocks to the north and then to the south on alternate orbits in order to survey the sky with its Large Area Telescope (LAT). The spacecraft also rolls so that solar panels are kept pointed at the Sun for power, and the axis of its orbit precesses like a top, making a complete rotation once every 54 days.
Welcome to our June issue. This month we have two reviews by Ernest Lilley (The Return Man by V. M. Zito and Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell). Ernest also asked Tobias Buckell as few questions -- read our interview with Tobias Buckell.
Drew Bittner interviewed Fred Hicks about Red Hat, working at home, gaming, and the company's adventures in publishing books as well as games.
We also have our usual columns: John Berlyne is back this month covering what's being published in the UK in his UK Books Column and Sam Tomaino once again gives you an overview of what's available this month in his Zines, Magazines, and Short Fiction Column. Also check out News column items of interest and our convention/events calendar for what's might be coming your way. We also have a Facebook page.
This month covers the gamut of science fiction, fantasy, and horror -- hopefully, you'll find a few books to add to your To-Be-Read pile.
Now for our usual announcements:
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) sfrevu.com 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.)
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) sfrevu.com.
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) sfrevu.com.
Letters to the Editor(s):
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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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