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Editorial Matters - January 2013 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM012013
Date: 01 January 2013

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Photo: Earth at Night. Image Credit : NASA, NOAA NGDC, Suomi-NPP, Earth Observatory, Data and Processing: Chris Elvidge and Robert Simmon. Explanation: This remarkably complete view of Earth at night is a composite of cloud-free, nighttime images. The images were collected during April and October 2012.

Can't quite think of a more appropriate image for this entry -- as I write it on New Year's Eve -- than the newest image of the Earth at night.

We at SFRevu would like to wish all our readers a new year filled with wonder, adventure, growth, and change. Most of the time that comes from books, stories, and life -- but mostly books.

Hopefully, this month you'll find a number of books that will challenge you to think outside the box, venture into new territory, or look at an tale that you probably know by heart in a new light.

We've pulled together a good mix of book reviews as well as a couple of graphic novel reviews from our wonderful reviewers. Sam Tomaino has reviewed a number of short fiction contained in online and print magazines in his column as well as a couple of stand-alone short stories.

As always, we'd love to hear from our readers and their opinions of the books we cover. There is a feedback form at the bottom of every article and review, feel free to let us know what you think. We much rather hear from our readers than from the spammers.

As much as we'd like to scour the web for mentions of genre conventions, time is often not on our side. So, if you'd like your convention listed in our convention calendar, send us email telling us about it (see our announcements for format).

Now for our usual 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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