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Coming up in the May Q&Q

The May 2007 issue of Quill & Quire is on its way to stores and subscribers now. It features a Science Fiction Spotlight, which includes a cover profile of star SF novelist Robert J. Sawyer, as well as a Library Special Report, which includes a look at the problem of collection management in the blockbuster era. All this plus a profile of Dundurn Press, a survey of green publishing practices, a look at the problem with (some) cookbooks, our wide-ranging selection of reviews, and more. The full contents are listed below; for subscription information, go here.

In the May 2007 issue of Q&Q

Nothing but blue skies
For Canadian sci-fi giant Robert J. Sawyer, the future is bright

Science Fiction Spotlight:
10 Canadian authors to watch; the great literary brain drain

Library Special Report:
A book to read, a book to weed
The DIY library revolution
Libraries: the new urban-planning offices?
Preservation 2.0: the fight to archive the explosion of online content

Everything’s going green
How Canadian publishers are leading the way to eco-friendly practices

The incredible expanding Dundurn
With its latest acquisition, Dundurn Group reconnects with its Canadian-history roots


  • Don’t try this at home: the trouble with cookbook recipes
  • Marina Nemat: history gets personal
  • Quill at Large: Great literary awards
  • Microscope: Invisible Publishing in Halifax
  • Watch Your Language: The pride and peril of big words
  • Snapshot: Amy Logan Holmes
  • Cover to Cover: Covering the classics
  • In the Works: Re-upping for two Giller winners
  • Buzz: Silence of the North


  • Trying to sex up the short story
  • Guest Opinion: Carmine Starnino on the Griffin Poetry Prize
  • Highlights from Q&Q Omni


  • The Sleeping Buddha by Hamida Ghafour
  • The Empress Letters by Linda Rogers
  • Planet Reese by Cordelia Strube
  • Retrospective Review: More Joy in Heaven by Morley Callaghan
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and poetry


  • From Boneshakers to Choppers by Lisa Smedman
  • Arctic Adventures by Raquel Rivera and Jirina Marton
  • Polar Bear, Arctic Hare by Eileen Spinelli and Eugenie Fernandes
  • Plus more fiction, non-fiction, and picture books

Presented by Q&Q and BookNet Canada

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