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Editorial Matters - November 2007 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM112007
Date: November 2007

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[Image: I found this fascinating article on the blog Discovering Biology in a Digital World about spontaneous human combustion (the image is from that site). Actually it's a review of The 13th Element by John Emsley. What could be more appropriate for a zine going live on Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration (Nov. 1st)]

By the time you read this on November 1st, we'll be on our way to the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. You can read daily recaps of the convention on my blog. A full report (with lots of photos) will be in SFRevu shortly after we return. This is a special treat for us as nearly all the masthead staff of SFRevu will be attending. As with many internet groups, we all work together but there are many co-workers that I've never met in person including our UK correspondent John Berlyne. So, if you're at World Fantasy, look for the SFRevu name tags and feel free to introduce yourself and let us know what you think of our zine.

This month, we're rerunning an Interview that we did with Naomi Novik back in January of 2006 to pair with the review of Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, Book 4) reviewed by Paul Haggerty. We also have our reviews of books: upcoming and already in the bookstores. I'd especially like to recommend Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress: A Girl's Guide to the D&D Game by Shelly Mazzanoble for anyone who has wanted to get their girl friend, girlfriend, significant other, or wife to consider joining a D&D or AD&D campaign.

We've also added a new reviewer to our contributors, Gayle Dixon is joining us with three reviews this month. If you're interested in reviewing for us check out our Reviewers Wanted section below.

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 by-line, 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.

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 mystery genre and its 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: Send books to John Berlyne c/o SFRevu, 8 Elm Grove, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7JY, United Kingdom.

Media People Take Note:
It's rather difficult to review newly released DVD's 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 UK or Europe send to: Send material to John Berlyne c/o SFRevu, 8 Elm Grove, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7JY, United Kingdom.

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