Rune was a science fiction fanzine published by The Minnesota Science Fiction Society.
Rune began life as MinnSTF Newsletter in the mid 1960s, but the group members quickly changed the name to Rune.
The editors Of Rune for 1973 were Chuck Holst and Bev Swanson. The editor in 1974 was Don Blyly (February 1974, #35), and from 1974 till 1976 was Fred Haskell, for issues 39 - 48, with Editor Elect David Emerson. Lee Pelton was the editor from 1978-1980. In the early 1980s, Lee and Carol Kennedy were the co-editors; by 1986 M.K. Digre and Eric Biever were co-editors, succeeded by co-editors John Bartelt, Garth Danielson and David Stever Schnoes; in the 1990s, the editor was Jeff Schalles, with editorial staff Garth Danielson and Tom Juntunen.
It was published throughout the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and into the 2000s. Issue 85 appeared in March 1995.
Contributors of prose included John Bartelt, Gregory Benford, Nate Bucklin, Terry Carr, C.J. Cherryh, David Emerson, Giovanni Fregni, Terry A. Garey, Rick Gellman, Andrew Hooper, Ben P. Indick, R.J. Johnson, Ted Johnstone, Carol Kennedy, Dennis Lien, Gordon Linzner, Jeanne Mealy, Dave Nixon, Steve Perry, Wilum Pugmire (Visions of Khroyd'hon, Old Bones) John Purcell (Askance), Spider Robinson, David E. Romm, David Schlosser, Jon Singer, Robert Whitaker Sirignano, John Stanley, Frank Stodolka, John C. Sulak, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie, Science Fiction Newsletter), Bob Vardeman (Sandworm), John Varley, Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), James White, Owen Whiteoak, Neal Wilgus, Dave Wixon, and Jim Young.
Cover illustrations came from David Egge (#53), Tom Foster & Ken Fletcher (#84), Ken Fletcher (#85), and others.
Contributions of art work included Sheryl Birkhead, Grant Canfield, Derek Carter, C.J. Cherryh, Ken Fletcher, Phil Foglio, Tom Foster, Alexis Gilliland, Jeanne Gomoll, Joan Hanke-Woods, Teddy Harvia, C. Lee Healy, Terry Jeeves, Allen Koszowski, Bill Kunkel, Vikki Marchall, William Rotsler, Roberto Schima, Stu Shiffman, James Shull (The Essence), Al Sirois, Dan Steffan, Steve Stiles, Bjo Trimble, Joan Vinge, Reed Waller, Taral Wayne (DNQ), and Jim Young.
Included also were reprints of speeches by Ted Johnstone, with illustrations by Bjo Trimble.
In The Proper Boskonian, Bob Devney said in his review, "Rune 85 is warm, informative, and silly. I like that in a fanzine."
Previously, co-editor Garth Danielson had published Boowatt.
Jeff Schalles was later one of the Guest Editor and Publishers of Science Fiction Five Yearly.