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Editorial Matters - October 2009 by Gayle Surrette
Review by Gayle Surrette
SFRevu *Editorial  ISBN/ITEM#: EM102009
Date: 01 October 2009

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[Photo Credit: Photo Information: The Butterfly Nebula from Upgraded Hubble. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team.]

It's October. To me that means cooler weather with just a bit of crispness to the air. Apple cider. Pulling on a sweater in the evening for a walk. And of course Halloween. But let's talk about our October issue.

This month we have two featured books with author interviews. We managed to get an interview with Cherie Priest and asked her a few questions about her newest book, Boneshaker. Drew Bittner sat down with Nick Pollotta to discuss his writing and Bureau 13. Drew also reviewed Nick's just released That Darn Squid God, written with James Clay.

We've also got several quite horrific books reviewed all in keeping with the upcoming Holloween scarefest. So you might want to check out: Audrey's Door by Sarah Langan, His Father's Son by Bentley Little, Abandon by Blake Crouch, and Malice by Chris Wooding.

We also have a convention report by Cathy Green telling us all about the North American Discworld Convention held September 4-7, 2009 in Pheonix, AZ.

John Berlyne has turned in his usual listing of what's new in the UK and we also have a review by Liz de Jager. Sam Tomaino turned in his reviews of last month's and this month's short fiction venues. Charles Mohapel has written up several newly released Blu-ray & DVDs in his column.

Now for our regular announcements:

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) 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.)

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)

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)

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)

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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