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Torus Issue 3 Cover art by Taral Wayne April 1988

Torus was a science fiction fanzine published by the Kamikaze Editorial Collective.

Torus was published in the 1980s in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The editors were Lloyd Penney, Keith Soltys, Nancy Soltys, Michael Skeet and Michael Wallis.

The first issue appeared in 1986. Eight issues were published, the last one appearing in December 1990.

Contributors to issue one included Heather Ashby, Christopher Goggan, Mike Glicksohn (Energumen), Garth Spencer, Paul Stockton, Lorna Toolis, Karen Wehrstein and the editors. This issue also featured an interview with Judith Merril.

Issue two appeared in October 1987, at which time Michael Skeet joins the Kollective. This issue features an interview with C. J. Cherryh. The cover is by Taral Wayne (DNQ).

Issue 3, April 1988 features interviews with Elisabeth Vonarburg and Donald Kingsbury, fiction by Phyllis Gotlieb and fan history from Taral Wayne, who also did the cover drawing.

1988 brings issue 4, with the editors as Penney, the Soltys and Wallis. Contributors include Terri Neal, Robin Rowland, and Karen Wehrstein. Art work and cover are by Taral Wayne. Featured is an interview with Orson Scott Card.

Issue 5, March 1989 included contributors Allan Burrows, Shirley Meier, Terri Neal, and Taral Wayne, with art work by Juanne Michaud, and an interview with Ben Bova.

Issue 6, October 1969, includes one less editor as Wallia departs. Contributors are Tony Davis, Derek McCulloch, and Sam Moskowitz (Helios, New Fandom).

Issue 7, April 1990, features art by Taral Wayne, and articles by Tony Davis, Bev Richardson, Robert Runte, Michael Skeet, Paul Stockton, and the editors.

Issue 8, the last issue arrived in December 1990, and featured a reprint of an article by Ben Bova, and writing by Tony Davis, Candas Jane Dorsey, Phyllis Gotlieb, Terri Neal, Peter Roberts. Incldued is a reprint of an interview with Andrew Weiner by Yoshiyuki Tanaka. As well, the editors reflect on the run of the zine in this last issue. The cover was by Taral Wayne. Letters came from Buck Coulson (Yandro), Mike Glicksohn, Michael Hall, Robert Runte, Garth Spencer, and Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons).

At the same time as Torus was being published, Michael Skeet was also releasing MLR.