Review by Gayle Surrette
Editorial ISBN/ITEM#: EM092009
Date: 01 September 2009
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Welcome to our September issue. There's been a few bumps on the road to this issue -- flu/cold, laryngitis, pulled muscles, and a strange time sink that appeared just in front of my laptop. Nevertheless, the September issue is here and filled with reviews for books that I hope you'll find interesting enough to go out and add to your To Be Read stack.
John Berlyne's UK Column will fill you in on what's out this month in the UK. There's also two reviews by Liz de Jager: Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner and The Enemy by Charlie Higson.
If you're checking this on September 1st, check back again in a day or two -- you see that time sink managed to swallow a few items that will be put in as soon as we can.
Meanwhile, check out our usual announcements.
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. (Please let us know what country you reside in -- the cost of mailing books outside the US/Canada may be an issue.)
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.
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):
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Publishers Take Note:
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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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