Rot

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Rot was a science fiction fanzine by Mal Ashworth (d. 2002).

Rot was distributed through the Offtrails Magazine Publishers Association in the 1950s and 1960s for the first three issues. It first appeared in September 1955, with issue 2 in May 1957, the 3rd in June 1959, issue 4 was released in March 1960, and issue 5 in 1963, which was the last until being briefly revived in 1984 for a 6th issue.

Writing in Skyrack, Ron Bennett reviews Rot, and says, "...this magazine is chockful of examples of the famous Ashworth humour, and I have to confess, is extremely hard to review in detail, except to say, perhaps, that this is a commentary on life as seen through the Ashworth eyes."

Contributors of writing included Sid Birchby, Irene Potter (Brennschluss), Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), and Doc Weir.

Contributors of art work include Bill Rotsler, and ATom (The ATom Anthology).