Editorial Matters - June 2009
by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu.com *Editorial ISBN/ITEM#: ED062009
Date: 01 June 2009
Links: Gayle's Blog / Astronomy Picture of the Day /
The road to the June issue was filled with black holes, worm holes, and detours due to the building of space by-passes -- but, we made it and you're now reading our June issue. What was the cause of all these delays? Well, we moved the magazine from one host to another. It's a move that has been in the works for a while and this May we took the steps to "make it so". Moving will give us some updated software and greater capability to make the changes to the magazine that we've been planning. However, as those of you in IT know, nothing is ever simple and, while readers didn't notice any interruption in service -- the administrative staff was locked out of the databases and code during the move and the re-pointing of the DNS. So, getting it all together was a bit of a scramble this past week and a half.
Due to some fortuitous circumstances, we have three reviews of Jay Lake's newest novel, Green. So, this month, for this book, you can compare the impressions of the book by reading the reviews of Tom Easton, Steve Sawicki, and Harriet Klausner. There's also a review of Kim Harrison's first young adult novel, Once Dead, Twice Shy
June also seems to be a great month for graphic novels, and we have reviews of The Dresden Files: Storm Front Vol. 1 The Gathering Storm by Jim Butcher, Adapted by Mark Powers, and Illustrated by Adain Syaf as well as Graphic Classics Volume 17: Science Fiction Classics. We'd also like to turn your attention to a novella published by PS Publishing of Mystery Hill by Alex Irvine. This quirky story definitely deserves notice -- it's quirky, hilariously funny, sadly touching, as well as a bitingly accurate in portrayal of some of humanity's less endearing qualities.
Of course, Sam Tomaino has once again reviewed the short fiction magazines in the field and turned in an overview of what is out there this month. Check out his reviews and support the magazines whether online or print that publish so many writers of SF/F/H short fiction.
Our Canadian correspondent, Charles Mohapel, has spent a goodly amount of time this month watching newly released DVDs and Blu-ray discs. He gives his impressions of the special features to be found on these new releases.
Now for our regular announcements:
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