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Editorial Matters - November 2015 by Gayle Surrette
Cover Artist: Photo & Design by Ernest Lilley
SFRevu *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM112015
Date: 15 November 2015

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I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I like the concept of a day to celebrate all the things in life one has to be thankful for including the ability to read, and for books to practice that skill upon. The fact that there are so many good books published in our field just adds to the joy. So many books, so little time to read them, is a problem that all readers should relish as a challenge.

For those who love to read and talk about the books they have read, have you ever considered becoming a reviewer? If so, check out our announcement section to learn how to apply to become one of our reviewers.

This month we have a number of reviews from which I hope you'll find a few books that appeal to you. Don't forget to check out our US Books column as that is where you'll find listed all the books we received in our office that are being published in November -- not all the books being published this month, but the ones that we received. Each book is listed with its bibliographic information and usually the blurb you'd find on the back of the book.

Sam Tomaino has done his usual great job of reviewing magazines -- print and electronic -- in his Zines and Short Fiction column.

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 (or a link to a review you have written). 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 have a monthly news column. 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 maintain a convention calendar at 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) with the link to the convention website, dates of the convention, where it is held, perhaps a contact person.

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? Did you have a different opinion than our reviewer? 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.

We're often asked and yes, we do take small press books. Not all books we receive get reviewed but all are listed in our US Books column or UK Books column.

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.

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