Kteic

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1) Anatomical fanspeak[edit]

Kteic comes from the ancient Greek word kteis (vulva), and received some adjectival use by fanboys.

See also: Rosebud.

2) Kteic Magazine[edit]

Bill Rotsler's fanzine, sometimes a FAPAzine, lasted until the early ’80s, at least.

Issue Date Pages Notes
13 April 1955 4
14 May 1955 12
27 September 1955
29 October 1955 14
30 1955 18
32 January 1956 10
33 1956 14 Single-sided
34 1956 19 Single-sided
35 September 1957
100 October 1960 14 In FAPA 94
116 1964 14
117 August 1964 30 Written in 1962, but not published until the August 1964 FAPA mailing
118 1962 10
141 November 1965 12
November 1975 9
1976 24
October 17, 1976 10
November 1976
May 19, 1977 30
June 13, 1977 32
December 1977 28
January 1978
March 25, 1978 28
December 1978 32
April 1979
February 1980 14
March 1980 17
May 1981 33
July 1981 38
August 1981 27
November 23, 1982 32
December 1982 30

From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
(Rotsler) A letter-substitute patterned after the WO3W and various chain letters. First a multi-carboned read-and-pass-on job, later mimeoed. Burbee coined the expression "short-shot" to define it and separate it from the one-shot, but the imitations it provoked were more usually called letter-substitutes, and were circulated by people whose correspondence ran away from them. Kteic was thought a hoax by many -- it was sent to a very limited and select group, Rotsler explains -- and the cryptic comments of the Kteic Society (:all the people who received KM; "generally the BNFs and the more interesting fans:", says WR) built this mystification up. The title is from the greek kteis, the female equivalent of phallus.

Publication Reasonator 1950s
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