Niekas is a fanzine that spans fantasy and science fiction interests with a basis in Tolkein edited by Ed Mesky and Felice Rolfe.
Niekas was begun in 1962 as an apazine, before becoming generally available, and published in New Hampshire, U.S.A. Ed Meskys wrote about the zine, "I started a separate mailing-comments zine for the APA, and changed its name to NIEKAS and started the numbering over again with the June 1962 issue.... Since there was no Tolkien fanzine being published I decided to devote NIEKAS to Tolkien and try to run at least one Tolkien related piece in each issue." The word 'Neikas' is Lithuanian for nothing or nobody.
Contributors included Poul Anderson, Piers Anthony, John Baxter, Anthony Boucher, Charles N. Brown, Matthew Cheney, Joe Christopher, Philip K. Dick, Robert Foster, Al haLevy, S. T. Joshi, Clyde Kilby, Tim Kirk, Andrew J. Offut, Sam Moskowitz (Helios), Alexei Panshin, Cory Seidman, Dave Thewliss, Ted White and Roger Zelzny..
Featrued were interviews with Darrell Schweitzer.
Covers were by John Boland, Jerry Burge, Diana Paxson and others, with illustrations by Dan Adkins, Vaughn Bode, Pierre Fournier, Jack Gaughan, Robert Gilbert, Jack Harness, Terry jeeves, Larry Kafka, Tim Kirk, Dave Locke, Ken De Maiffe, Glenn Primm, Felice Rolfe, William Rotsler, Richard P. Schultz, Diane Studebaker, Dave Thewliss, ATom (The ATom Anthology), and Bjo Trimble (Shangri L'Affaires)
Niekas won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1967.