That’s right. We managed to get an interview with Terry Pratchett for SFRevu this month. Emily Whitten, the Vice-Chair of the North American Discworld Convention 2009, actually interviewed him late last year and was kind enough to share it with us.

We also have Drew Bittner’s interview with Mike Carey about his work on The Torch comic series. He also interviewed Scott Neitlich of Mattel about how toys get from the drawing board to your shelves.

The issue is rounded out with a short memorium for Charles Brown and of course our columns and reviews.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

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It’s been a long two days. I lost about 8 hours of prime work time when we lost power on Wednesday after the storm. So, it’s been a wild two days getting the zines up and live for your reading pleasure.

Please check out:
SFrevu
Gumshoe Review
and our weekly zine:
TechRevu

and as always feedback on the issues is welcome. I’m so looking forward to a good nights’ sleep.

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It’s been a mad house here all day. The napping thing seemed to do the trick. I’m still a bit behind but the magazines are done and will be online and live at midnight or July 1st. (There may be a tweak or two done tomorrow for the things that came in too late for me to deal with tonight–but they’re going live anyway.)

Check them out:

SFRevu — all things science fiction and fantasy

Gumshoe Review — mystery,  thrillers, and related.

TechRevu — updates articles on Mondays and news items everyday.

Now it’s time for me to gear up and go battle the Insomnia beast into submission — I’d say sleep or die but I’m still working on that napping thing. Good night and let me know what you think of the zines.

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Pain of the BluesGot to the doctor’s office yesterday and saw the PA. Now I have an Rx for Prednisone. Today is day two. I forgot about the headaches I always get while on the stuff. So far no difference and a few new spots. The itching is driving me crazy even with the cream they gave me.

It seems that every year I go through a few bouts of poison ivy. This year I thought I had it covered. I bought some great gardening gloves that come up to the elbow (Foxgloves). Then over those a regular pair of heavy duty gloves for the hands. The poison ivy started just above the elbow — darned if I know how it got that high because there was barely a 1/2 before the sleeve of my shirt. This is so frustrating and there weren’t any 3-leaved anythings where we were weeding but there was some suspicious 5-leaved vines and bushy-stuff. I think it’s out to get me.

Gumshoe Review LogoWe’re also approaching the end of the month and gearing up to get SFRevu and Gumshoe Review online with their July issues on the first of the month. It’s shaping up to be two great issues — lots of reviews and a special teaser for next August.

Hyperion and I will be attending Readercon 20, July 9-12 and held in the Burlington Marriott, Burlington, Massachusetts. SFRevu will have a table in the dealers’ room. Ernest Lilley and I will be on programming while Hyperion manages the table. So, if by any chance you’re going to be there, drop by and say “Hello”. When I have more details about my schedule I’ll let you know.

Meanwhile, I’ve got to go put something on these itchy spots before I dig some divots out of myself. Arrrghhh.

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Gumshoe Review MagazineThere’s still a couple of tiny things to do but basically the content is in and the magazines are live — and on our new host/servers. Hurrah for our side. Of course, teeny tiny hiccups in the code having been showing up since everything upgraded and some of the code was pretty old and not quite up to specs — but it looks like everything is fine now.

So, please take a look at:
Gumshoe Review
SFRevu
TechRevu

We’d really like to get some feedback on the zines to know if were providing the content that readers want. It’s been an exciting, frantic, and busy month but I think we’ve got some great June issues.

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Every month, I think I’ll have enough time to get everything done without a huge crunch as we approach the deadline to get things up and live. But, somehow there’s my plan and the world’s plan or the universe’s plan — and I missed posting for several days due to extreme lack of time.

So, in order that I don’t feel like I’m up to 3 am on the last day of the month for nothing, please, check out the zines and let me know what you think.

SFRevu.com for science fiction, fantasy, and related coverage, book reviews, etc.

Gumshoe Review similar coverage but of the mystery genre.

Also, check out TechRevu which gives you news and reviews of technology, gadgets, and related material.

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