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Editorial Matters - April 2017 by Gayle Surrette
Cover Artist: Photo & Design by Ernest Lilley
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM042017
Date: 31 March 2017

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Welcome to our April 2017 issue of SFRevu.

March was filled with trials and tribulations -- the laptop computer that is the main workstation for SFRevu turned into a brick, corrupting the drives. Half the month was taken up in trying to retrieve files, set up a new machine, talk vendors into giving us the key to restore software stressing the fact that the old machine was dead, stone cold, deader than dead, and could not login to deregister, then there was configuration of the new software and on and on. Someday someone will figure out how to just do this with one easy button or keystroke even if the old machine is a doorstop. But we survived and here's the April issue.

Be sure to check out Sam Tomaino's Zines and Short Fiction review column. This month he has review of the fiction in Apex Magazine #94, Clarkesworld #126, Flash Fiction Online, Galaxy's Edge #25, Lightspeed #82, Nightmare #54, Shimmer #36, and The Dark #23.

We also have our usual mix of reviews. Hopefully, you'll find something that you'll want to add to your ToBeRead list.

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) sfrevu.com 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) sfrevu.com.

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) sfrevu.com 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) 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.

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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