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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 real 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 art work included Jim Barker, Harry Bell (Grimwab), Grant Canfield (cover #7), Ross Chamberlain (Fangle), Ken Fletcher, Tom Foster (cover #4), Rob Hansen (Epsilon), Craig Hughes (cover #1), John Ingham, Jay Kinney (Nope!), Bill Kunkel (Rats!, Four Star Extra), Doug Lovenstein (cover #3), Joe Pearson, Bill Rotsler, Joe Staton, Dan Steffan (Boonfark), Steve Stiles (cover #5), Arthur Thomson (The ATom Anthology), and Reed Waller.

Contributors of articles included Eric Bentcliffe, John Berry (Pot Pourri, The Damned Patrol), John D. Berry (Egoboo), John Brosnan (Big Scab), Charles Burbee (Shangri L'Affaires), Grant Canfield, Terry Carr (Lighthouse), Chris Couch (Quark), Gary Deindorfer, Paul Di Filippo, Michael Dobson, Leigh Edmonds (The Notional, Rataplan), Lee Hoffman (Quandry, Science Fiction Five Yearly), Gary Hubbard, Arnie Katz (FIAWOL, Four Star Extra), Leroy Kettle, Bill Kunkel, Dave Langford (Ansible), Eric Mayer, Ray Nelson, Tom Perry (Quark), Boyd Raeburn (A Bas, Queebshots), Peter Roberts (Checkpoint), Jeff Schalles (Rune), Bob Shaw, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), James White (Slant), Ted White (Null-F), and Ben Zuhl.

Letters came from Robert Bloch, Norm Clarke (Honque, Queebshots), Malcolm Edwards, Mike Glicksohn (Energumen, Xenium), Chuch Harris, Bill Rotsler, and Paul Skelton (Small Friendly Dog), among others.

Terry Hughes was also one of the editors of Science Fiction Five Yearly, and went on to co-publish Fuck The Tories in the 1980s.

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