Etwas

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Etwas was a science fiction fanzine by Peggy Rae McNight (later Peggy Rae Pavlat, then Peggy Rae Sapienza).

The first issue of Etwas appeared in 1960 from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. "Etwas" is a German word, translated as "something" (depending on context). It was published for three years, ending in 1963. Issues 1 and 2 were released in 1969, and issues 3 to 7 appeared from 1961 to 1962.

Contributions of writing came from Robert Bloch, and Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons).

Peggy Rae writes in Bucconeer, the publication for the 1998 Baltimore Worldcon 56 convention (for which she was Chairwoman), "Etwas, my first fanzine, was laboriously typed onto stencils, using a manual typewriter and lots of corflu (blue, smelly, correction fluid). Both Robert Bloch and Harry Warner, Jr. had responded to my (typewritten) letters asking for material and I carefully re-typed the material they had mailed to me."

Ed Meskys, editor of Niekas, remembers Reggy Rae, "...I remember once Peggy Rae McNight, now Peggy Rae Pavlat, was doing her own little fanzine Etwas, She sent me Etwas for Niekas - something for nothing!"

Etwas is included in the Temple University Libraries Science Fiction Fanzine Collection.

Peggy Rae later published the fanzines Of Cabbages and Kings (and Baby Turtles), and Adventures On Earth.

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