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Editorial Matters - March 2008 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM032008
Date: 01 March 2008 /

March definitely came in like a lion last night. We had a bit of a problem with our database -- thus delaying our going live at midnight. Such are the trials of an electronic age; but we're up and running and have a great issue for you this month.

Our interview this month is with Barth Anderson, author of The Magician and the Fool. This novel is so convoluted and mind-blowing as to make you feel like you've had a gallon of high-test coffee. This is definitely a writer to watch. I'll now have to get his The Patron Saint of Plagues since I missed it when it came out last year.

Our reviewers have been busily reading and reviewing so we've got quite a list of reviews. Due to a chance meeting at World Fantasy, Douglas A. Anderson submitted a review of What Can Be Saved from the Wreckage? James Branch Cabell in the Twenty-first Century by Michael Swanwick.

Of course, we also have John Berlyne's column on UK Books and selected reviews. Sam Tomaino gives his opinion of short fiction. Rogan Marshall will be back next month with a look at media in theaters and on DVDs. However, we also have some media reviews from other SFRevu staffers to keep you informed while Rogan takes a well-earned break.

We also have a new addition to our staff: Terry Somerville volunteered to help out with the copy editing and proofreading. I'm sure you'll see our grammar and punctuation getting a bit more polished over the next issues. We're lucky to have Terry -- especially since he loves SF.

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. 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) sfrevu.com.

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

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