Plokta

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Plokta is a science fiction fanzine, first published in 1996. The editors are Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott. "The Plokta Cabal" also includes Steven Cain, Giulia de Cesare and Sue Mason (who has won two individual Hugo Awards for Best Fan Artist). Others who have contributed include Flick, James Bacon, Max, and Abi Brown.

Subtitled "The journal of superfluous technology" the magazine includes articles (largely unrelated to science fiction), photographs, illustrations and cartoons. Plokta is well-known for it's humorous covers that often parody various parts of popular culture. The name Plokta is taken from the humorous acronym for "Press Lots Of Keys To Abort", a technique for stopping computer program execution when one doesn't know the proper procedure to do so.

The fanzine has been nominated eight times for a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine, and won in 2005 and 2006.


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