Mota is a science fiction fanzine by Terry Hughes (d. November 14, 2001).
Mota was published in Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A. in the 1970s, beginning in 1971 and ending, after 31 issues, in May 1980.
Greg Pickersgill, in Stop Breaking Down #1, writes; "This is a read departure for me; never before have I reviewed an America fanzine, and truthfully I don't knw whether I'm actually doing so now as MOTA is so good I wish it was British,,,In fact it's the fannish fanzine par excellance..."
Contributors of articles included Eric Bentcliffe, John Brosnan, Gary Deindorfer, Paul di Filippo, Lee Hoffman (Quandry, Science Fiction Five Yearly), Tom Perry (Quark), Boyd Raeburn (A Bas, Queebshots), Peter Roberts, Bob Shaw, Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), and James White (Slant.
Letters came from Robert Bloch, Norm Clarke (Honque, Queebshots), Malcolm Edwards, Mike Glicksohn (Energumen), Chuch Harris, Leroy Kettle, David Langford (Ansible), and Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), among others.
Terry Hughes was also one of the editors of Science Fiction Five Yearly.