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Editorial Matters - February 2009 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
*Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM022009
Date: 05 January 2009

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February seemed to arrive quicker than I anticipated but then time just never seems to run at a constant rate, at least for me. Nevertheless, we have a great line up for you this month. Starting off with two great interviews. First, since Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife series wraps up with The Sharing Knife: Horizon, we thought it would be a great time for an interview -- luckily she agreed. Then Drew Bittner, after finishing Deader Still, thought getting to know a bit more about the author, Anton Strout.

We got a great slate of book reviews including two reviews of The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling. One by Tom Easton and a second by Harriet Klausner.

The nomination period is open for the Hugo Awards. Members of last year's Worldcon and of this year's may nominate works published in 2008 for a Hugo award in their appropriate category. We've listed the works that we've reviewed at SFRevu to help in your selections.

We're always striving to make SFRevu a better magazine and one that you turn to for reviews and information about the field. We're working harder to keep our news column informative, but we could always use your help. If you've signed a contract for a book, want to promote your signing tour, have information about an award ... basically, if it's SF or fantasy related news, send us a press release and we'll get it up.

SF and fantasy conventions and workshops are happening throughout the world but alas, I don't have time to cull that information from the internet and other sources. I've got the ones that I can find listed in our Convention listings but if you know of one that I don't have, again, send me the information and the URL of the convention website and I'll get it listed.

Now to our regular announcements and requests.

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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