NeoLithic was a science fiction and fantasy fanzine by Ruth Berman.
Published in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 23 issues of NeoLithic appeared during the 1950s and 1960s. The first issue appeared in 1959; it was published monthly for the next four years, with issue 23, the last issue, released in 1962.
Issue 6, from May 1960, included contributions from Robert Pattrick and Comet Firestone. Letters were from Redd Boggs (Sky Hook), and Mike Deckinger.
Issue 8 appeared in May 1960 and included articles by Robert R. Pattrick and Mike Swifka. Artwork was contributed by John Nelson. Letters came from Bruce Pelz (Glamdring), and Jeff Wanshel.
Issue 9 was released August 1960, and features the article "An Effect of Television" by Mike Deckinger, and artwork by Jeff Wanshell and Ron Whyte (All Mimsy). Also included was a quote from Dick Schultz (later editor of En Garde). Letters were from Redd Boggs, Bob Lichtman (later editor of Trap Door), and Bruce Pelz.
Issue 14, of February 1961 included contributions from Mike Deckinger. Letters came from Eleanor Arnason (All Mimsy), Fred Galvin, Norm Metcalf, Adrienne Martine, Dean Dickensheet (Tantalus), Ken Cheslin (Nazgul's Bane, Les Spinge), Owen Hannifen, and Doc Weir.
Issue 18 was published in September, 1961, an issue 20 in December 1961.
Issue 19, of October 1961, was 15 pages. Contributors included from Redd Boggs (a history of SF fandom in Minnesota that continues in the following two issues) and Felice Rolfe (Niekas). Letters were from Barbi Johnson, Juanita Coulson (Yandro), Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), and Elinor Busby (Cry of the Nameless). Cover art was by Eleanor Arnason.
Issue 20 was published in December 1961, and was 22 pages. Contributions came from Redd Boggs and Gary Deindorfer, and letters from Eleanor Arnason, Avram Davidson, Ted Johnstone (I Palantir), and Rich Elsberry. Interior artwork by Gary Deindorfer and William Rotsler.
Issue 21, of February 1962, was 14 pages. Contributions came from Redd Boggs, and Felice Rolfe, and letters from Dean Grennell (Grue, Filler), Rick Sneary (Moonshine), and David Vanderwerf (Twilight Zine).
Neolithic was one of the early fanzines to include content about Tolkien's writings.
At the same time she was publishing NeoLithic, Ruth Berman was also co-editor of All Mimsy, with Eleanor Arnason and Ron Whyte. Ruth Berman went on to publish numerous fanzines throughout the 1960s, including Dinky Bird, No, and Pantopon, and in the late 1960s, the media science fiction fanzines Despatch and Inside Star Trek, followed by T-Negative, and The Star Trek Songbook. During the 1960s and 1970s, she was also publishing the Sherlock Holmes fanzine SH - sf Fanthology.