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Editorial Matters - September 2012 by Gayle Surrette
Cover Artist: ISS Expedition 31 Crew, NASA
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM092012
Date: 01 September 2012

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

[Photo: A Dark Earth with a Red Sprite. Image Credit: ISS Expedition 31 Crew, NASA. Explanation: There is something very unusual in this picture of the Earth -- can you find it? A fleeting phenomenon once thought to be only a legend has been newly caught if you know just where to look. The rarely imaged phenomenon is known as a red sprite and it can be seen, albeit faintly, just over the bright area on the image right.]

Welcome to our September issue. We've got our usual great columns: John Berlyne's UK Book column of what's out in the UK this month; Sam Tomaino's Magazines and eZines covering short fiction publications; and our US Books column.

Mel Jacob reviewed The Wizard of Oz as American Myth: A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007 by Alissa Burger. Colleen Cahill sent in a review of Albert of Adelaide by Howard Anderson which is far more than its light-hearted cover would lead one to expect.

Hopefully, you'll find some books of interest to you in what's available this month. Enjoy.

As always, we enjoy hearing from our readers and there is a comment form at the bottom of every article, review, and story. Feel free to share your thought with us.

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) 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.)

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) sfrevu.com.

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) sfrevu.com.

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) sfrevu.com.

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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