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Editorial Matters - February 2008 by Gayle Surrette
Date: February 2008 /

[NOTE: Image from Chocolate Facts. There were other chocolate fact sites but this struck my fancy.]

This month we've got a special issue. Kat Bittner managed to sit down and interview Jane Yolen at last year's World Fantasy -- the transcription took awhile but February seemed the perfect month for learning more about one of my favorite authors.

For some reason many of the releases this month featured romance, in some form or other, as well as tight plots and science fiction or fantasy elements: A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix; Vampires Are Forever by Lynsay Sands; The Last Twilight: Dirk & Steele Adventure by Marjorie M. Liu; Bone Song by John Meaney; Solar Heat by Susan Kearney; and Strangers in Death by J.D. Robb.

We also managed to review some nonfiction children's picture books this month: Guess What I Found in Dragon Wood by Timothy Knapman; Apples and Oranges: Going Bananas with Pairs by Sara Pinto; and Hide and Seek: Nature's Best Vanishing Acts by Andrea Helman. We hope to review more children's SF/F/H and nonfiction science in the future. Hopefully, that will help you in finding books to ignite the interest of young readers in science and science fiction and fantasy.

Now on to our regular announcements (Note: We still need more reviewers -- see how to apply 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 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.

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: 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 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 UK or Europe send to: John Berlyne c/o SFRevu, 8 Elm Grove, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7JY, United Kingdom.

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