Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu *Editorial ISBN/ITEM#: EM062013
Date: 01 June 2013
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June. A great month with opportunities to stay warm and still enjoy the night sky. Seems like last month had a lot of great stargazing events -- the only time I really regret living in the woods with thick tree growth blocking the sky views. Though the full moon always seems to find its way to the skylights like a search light in the wee hours. Sigh. Anyway...
We have a packed issue this month. Drew Bittner has a review of Casino Infernale: A Secret Histories Novel by Simon R. Green. He also managed to ask the author a few questions so be sure to read his interview.
Reviews show a good mix of fantasy and science fiction with an excursions through steampunk, horror, paranormal mysteries, and even an examination of the 1950s and 60s via Gentleman Junkie and other stories of the hung-up generation by Harlan Ellison (reviewed by April Disney).
If you don't find anything to temp you, be sure to check out our US Books column for June. Each month our column lists all the books we received in our office along with a short description of what the story is about (information usually found on the book jacket or flap. Another way to make a list of what to check out in your local book store.
Note that we try to keep our News column and Convention Calendar up to date but we know we miss items of importance to our readers. If you know of some bit of information send us an email (you can even use the response form at the end of this article).
Now for our other 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):
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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