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Cover art by Tom Foster

Rune is 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. It was published throughout the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and into the 2000s. Issue 89 went to print in November 2013.

The editors of Rune for 1973 were Chuck Holst and Bev Swanson. The editor in 1974 was Don Blyly (February 1974, #35), and Bev Swanson and from 1974 till 1976 was Fred Haskell, for issues 39 - 48, with David Emerson as editor for two issues. Lee Pelton and Carol Kennedy were the editors from 1978-1980. In the early 1980s, editorship alternated between John Bartelt, Garth Danielson, Karen Trego, David Stever, and Joe Wesson. by 1986 M.K. Digre and Eric Biever were co-editors, succeeded by Michael Butler; then Jeanne Mealy and David E Romm from 1987 to 1991. in the 1990s, the editorship rotated between Garth Danielson, December; Ken Fletcher, March; Tom Juntunen, June; Jeff Schalles, September. The clubzine was published very sporadically after the early 1990s, with Rune #85 coming out in March 1995, and #86 in March, 2002. In 2012, Matthew Strait and Kelly Strait revived Rune, becoming editors and publishing #87 that October.

Contributors of prose include Gerri Balter, John Bartelt, Gregory Benford (Void), Mike Blake, Jerry Boyajian, Jan Brom, Nate Bucklin, Terry Carr (Lighthouse), Jackie Causgrove (Resolution), C.J. Cherryh, Don D'Ammassa (Mythologies), Gary Deindorfer, M.K. Digre, Leigh Edmonds (Rataplan, The Notional, Ornithopter, Fuck The Tories), David Emerson, Ken Fletcher, Giovanni Fregni, Terry A. Garey, Rick Gellman, Jeanne Gomoll (Janus), Asenath Hammond, Fred Haskell, Andrew Hooper (Apparatchik), Ben P. Indick (Ibid), R.J. Johnson, Ted Johnstone (Mest), Carol Kennedy, Greg Ketter, Allen Koszowski, John Kusske, Dennis Lien, Gordon Linzner, Luke McGuff, Jeanne Mealy, Carol Meiner, Sandra Miesel, Dave Nixon, Barnett Neufeld, Ruth Odren, Pauline Palmer (Wild Fennel), Steve Perry, Wilum Pugmire (Midnight Fantasies, Visions of Khroyd'hon, Old Bones) John Purcell (Askance), Spider Robinson, David E. Romm, David Schlosser, Jon Singer, Robert Whitaker Sirignano, John Stanley, Jerry Stearns, David Stever, Frank Stodolka, John C. Sulak, Richard Tatge, Matthew Tepper, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie, Science Fiction Newsletter), Bob Vardeman (Sandworm), John Varley, Reed Waller, Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), Joe Wesson, James White (Slant), Owen Whiteoak, Neal Wilgus, Dave Wixon, and Jim Young.

Contributors of poetry include Ruth Berman (SH - sf Fanthology), Alexis Gilliland, Chuck Holst, Carol Kennedy, and Spider Robinson.

Cover illustrations came from Richard Tatge (#31), Fred Haskell (#39, #45), Fred Haskell & Ken Fletcher (#40), Jim Young (#41, #42), Steve Stiles (#42), James Odbert (#43, #47, #50, #52, #54), Reed Waller (#44, #49), Dan Steffan (#46), Derek Carter (#48), Ed Emerson (#51), David Egge (#53), Kara Dalkey (#55), Ken Fletcher (#56, #85), Al Sirois (#57), Joan Hanke Woods (#58, #69), Stu Shiffman (#59), Delmonte (#60), Ray Allard (#61), Larramie Sassaville (#63), Ken Fletcher/Rich Larson (#75), Tom Foster & Ken Fletcher (#84), and others.

Contributions of art work include Ray Allard, Poul Anderson, Todd Bake, Laurel Beckley, Larry Becker, Sheryl Birkhead, Leslie Blitman, Emma Bull, Michael Butler, Grant Canfield, Derek Carter, Cecilia Cosentini, Kara Delkey, Delmonte, Linda Escher, Amy Falkowitz, Sally C. Fink, Ken Fletcher, Phil Foglio, Brad Foster, Tom Foster, Steven Fox, David Fryxell, Maureen Garrett, Jack Gaughan, Mike Gilbert, Wade Gilbreath, Alexis Gilliland, Jeanne Gomoll, Crystal Gordon, Ken Hahn (Jeet), Joan Hanke-Woods, Amy Harlib, Teddy Harvia, C. Lee Healy, Hank Heath, Cecilia Henle, Betsy Hennessey, Fred Jackson III, Terry Jeeves (ERG), Dan Jette, C.M. Joserlin, Jay Kinney (Nope!), Allen Koszowski, Bill Kunkel (Rats!), Kathy Marschall, Vikki Marshall, Tim Marion, Joe Pearson, Kathy Pierresche, Judy Renee Pope, Andy Porter, Victoria Poyser, Sarah Prince, John Purcell, Spider Robinson, William Rotsler, Roberto Schima, Marc Schirmeister, Susan Schulman, Stu Shiffman (Raffles), James Shull (The Essence), Al Sirois, Dan Steffan (Boonfark), Steve Stiles, Richard Tatge, Bruce Townley (Oblong), Bjo Trimble (Melange, Pas-Tell), Mike Trull, Joan Marie Verba, Joan Vinge, Reed Waller, Taral Wayne (DNQ), Allan Wilde, and Jim Young.

Calligraphy was by Adrienne Fein, Tim C. Marion, and Joan Marie Verba.

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. M. K. Digre also published Quinapalus in the 1980s.

Jeff Schalles was also one of the Guest Editors and publishers of Science Fiction Five Yearly.

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