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Editorial Matters - Sept. 2008 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM092008
Date: 01 September 2008

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It's September and we've got an issue of SFRevu filled with reviews, an essay, and an interview, along with our regular columns.

Andrew Brooks managed to get an interview with Joe Abercrombie, whose new book Last Argument Of Kings will be released in the U.S. this month. The UK release of the book was reviewed by John Berlyne in our March issue.

Reading Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction/Fantasy with a Different Eye by Mary Rose-Shaffer is the first of a series of essays on science fiction as literature. Hopefully, this will give us some insights into new ways to think about the genre that we love to read.

Sam Tomanio has supplied his usual reviews of short fiction but he's also got a review a chapbook, Psychological Methods to Sell Should Be Destroyed: Stories by Robert Freeman Wexler. While John Berlyne has supplied us with information on the newest releases in the UK along with a review of Anathem by Neal Stephenson and Brasyl by Ian Mcdonald.

So, we hope you enjoy this month's issue. Please let us know how you like our new look. Use our feedback form to let us know what you think.

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 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. 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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