Burnt Toast

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Burnt Toast
Issue 1 February 1990
Cover art by Jonathan Barons

Burnt Toast was a media science fiction fanzine by David Carroll.

Devoted to Dr. Who television series and books, Burnt Toast was published in Sydney, Australia, in the 1990s, the first issue appearing in February 1990. The last issue on paper was issue 13, published May 1993. Also released was the Burnt Toast video. Although Dr. Who was the focus, the zine also featured book reviews, film reviews, and essays on other topics as well, with a special interest in horror.

Cover art work was contributed by Jonathan Barons for issues 1, and issues 3 through 12, Jonathan Barons with Matthew Milner for issue 5, and Kyla Ward for issue 13. Interior art work was by Jonathan Barons.

Contributors of articles included Jonathan Barons, Steven Caldwell, David Carroll, Tony Cooke, Paul Cornell, Sarah J. Groenewegen, Stephen Groenewegen, Simon Moore, Kate Orman, and Jason Towers.

Contributors of fiction included Jonathan Barons, Steven Caldwell, David Carroll, Simon Moore, Kate Orman, Evangelos Hugo Paliatseas, and David J. Richardson.

Contributors of poetry included Evangelos Hugo Paliatseas.

The Burnt Toast video, called "Video Toaster", featured short films, and clips, including: Minute Waltz, a short film, written by Kate Orman, directed by Simon Moore; The Bad Guy Boogie; a clips segment, compiled by David Carroll; Coolsville, a video clip to the song by Laurie Anderson, directed by Kyla Ward; Remember Me, a short film, written and directed by Peter Griffiths; Step Back in Time, a clips segment, compiled by Peter Griffiths; The Traveller, a poem by Kyla Ward; Ashes to Ashes; a clips segment, compiled by David Carroll; Descension, a film written by David Carroll and Kyla Ward, directed by Kyla Ward.

David Carroll also co-published the zine Tabula Rasa with Kyla Ward.

Writing from Burnt Toast, along with fanzines such as Enlightenment, TARDIS, The Whostorian Quarterly, and others, appear in the fanzine anthology, Time Unincorporated 2: The Doctor Who Fanzine Archives, edited by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith, and published by Mad Norwegian Press in 2010.

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