Sol Rising is the newsmagazine of the Friends of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy.
Sol Rising was first published January 1987. It reports on news in the sf community, and includes interviews, reviews, lists of science fiction published in Canada, and also the news pertaining to the Merril Collection, gifted by science fiction writer Judith Merril in 1976 to the Toronto Public Library.
Sol Rising won the Aurora Award for Best Fanzine for the years 1992, edited that year by Larry Hancock, and for 1997, edited that year by Theresa Wojtasiewicz .
Laura Toolis is Head of the Collection, and the editorial for #1 is written by her. Larry Hancock was introduced as editor of Sol Rising with the June 1989 issue #3.
Contributors include Edo von Belkom, Gordon Black, John Robert Columbo, Cory Doctorow, Candas Jane Dorsey, John Dunham, Mici Gold, Kathryn Grimbly-Bethke, Jody Hancock, Janet Hetherington, Don Hutchison (Macabre), David Nickle, Andrea Paradis, Lorraine Pooley, Kevin E. Prouix, Sharon Reine, Esther Rochon, Robert J. Sawyer, Rebecca M. Senese, Michael Skeet (MRL), Keith Soltys, Hugh Spencer, Jane Starr, Jean-Louis Trudel, Dr. Allan Weiss, Toni Weisskopf, and Aaron Alan Yorgason.
Interviews are with Glen Cook, Hal Clement, OMNI editor Ellen Datlow, Robert Hadj, editor of Borderland, Tanya Huff, Marian Hughes, John Millard, member of First Fandom, Robert Sawyer, Sean Stewart, and Karen Wehrstein.
Letters came from Mike Glicksohn (Energumen), among others.