Grue

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Grue was a science fiction fanzine by Dean Grennell.

Grue featured multi colored silk screened covers and was otherwise mimeographed, using the Gestetner. First published in 1953, it began as a letter zine to keep in touch with friends, and grew from there. By issue 18, it was also a Fantasy Amateur Press Association publication. After five issues distributed by FAPA, it became a general zine for issues 23 through 29. Issue 30 marked a return to FAPA distribution for a run of over a dozen more issues.

Dean Grennell describes picking his title; "In casting about for a fanzine title, I considered several: STELLAR STORIES, FIASCO, and GRUE were three I kept coming back to...I asked the advice of friend-and-mentor Bob Silverberg and he opined that either FIASCO or GRUE would act as a deadly blight on a fanzine. Despite this, perhaps even because of it, I clung to GRUE as a title."

Contributors of writing included Mal Ashworth (Rot), Wrai Ballard, John Berry (Pot Pourri), James Blish (The Planeteer), Robert Bloch, Redd Boggs (Sky Hook), Fred Chappell, Les and Es Cole, Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Evelyn Gold, Chuck Harris (Hyphen), Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Dave Jenrette (later co-editor of Tabebuian), Gerald Page (Si-Fan), Bob Shaw, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Andy Young, and Jean Young (Garage Floor, The Cambridge Scene).

Contributions of artwork were by Ron Fleshman, Damon Knight, Bill Rotsler, Arthur Thomson (The ATom Anthology), and the editor.

Letters came from Buck Coulson (Yandro), Dick Ellington (Metrofan), Gina Ellis (Honque, Descant), Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), Roberta Wild (Vagary), and Walt Willis (Hyphen), among others.

Grennell previously co-published the humorous one shot fanzine Filler with Norman Browne, editor of Vanations.

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