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, John Berry, James Blish, Robert Bloch, Redd Boggs (Sky Hook), Les and Es Cole, Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Chuck Harris (Hyphen), Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Gerald Page (Si-Fan), Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), and Andy and Jean Young.
Contributions of artwork were by Ron Fleshman, Damon Knight, Bill Rotsler and the editor.