Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com *Editorial ISBN/ITEM#: EM102008
Date: October 2008
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[Note: Photo from Astronomy Picture of the Day, September 16, 2008, W5: Pillars of Star Creation. Credit: Lori Allen, Xavier Koenig (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA.]
October's issue features an interview: Orson Scott Card & Ed Schubert, as well as a review of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show. InterGalactic Medicine Show is a compilation of the best of the online zine. It's a venue for some really edgy science fiction short stories and you really should check it out.
This month's essay by Mary Rose-Shaffer is "When are you going to be?". This short piece on time travel fiction gives us some food for thought about this reoccurring trope in the genre.
We also have our regular columns: John Berlyne's update on SF publishing in the UK; Sam Tomaino's review of short fiction magazines and online zines; there's news, and convention reports (Capclave takes place Oct. 17th - 19th and our report will appear shortly after we get back -- so check back).
All in all, a great issue for you this month. Now back to our regular announcements.
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