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Editorial Matters - December 2008 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
*Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM200812
Date: 01 December 2008 /

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For our December issue, we have a new essay by Mary Rose-Shaffer in her Exploring Genre: Utopia. If you've always wondered about Utopian literature, its definitions and boundaries, Rose-Shaffer gives us a general overview with some pointers for more reading and research.

Unfortunately, our scheduled interview for this month seemed to fall through the system. We may be adding it later this month -- cross your fingers and wiggle your noses that that is the case.

On the other hand, we got a number of reviews that should offer you some insight in building up your "to be read" piles or assistance in finding the perfect book for someone on your gift lists.

We here at SFRevu would like to wish all our readers a very merry holiday season. Now for our regular announcements and notices:

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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