Issue 17
Volume 5 Number 1
January 1900

In This Issue

 •  Contents
 •  Cover Illustration
 •  Editorial
 •  <plokta.con>
 •  Notes towards Maple Ambrosia: a colon-separated title
 •  The Night We Went To See The End of the World
 •  The Amazing Adventures of Dryer Lint Woman
 •  My Kind of Crazy
 •  Lokta Plokta
 •  Kipple Fairy

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Cover Illustration
A colour reproduction of the cover of the original paper fanzine.

The editors rabbit on about nothing very much for a couple of columns

Everything you need to know about the Plokta SF convention, coming soon to a hotel near you (if you happen to live in Leicester)

Notes towards Maple Ambrosia: a colon-separated title
Andrew Plotkin
In this issue's nod to SF criticism, Andrew Plotkin considers some of the culinary implications of Lois Bujold's latest work

The Night We Went To See The End of the World
The Cabal
The Plokta Cabal descended on London en masse for the New Year festivities

The Amazing Adventures of Dryer Lint Woman
Patty Wells
For the conrunners among you, we present a serious critical analysis of the opening ceremony at the most recent OryCon

My Kind of Crazy
Jaine Weddell
Jaine demonstrates that she is the extremely scary kind of crazy that normally leads one to consider padded cells, straitjackets and industrial strength tranquillisers

Lokta Plokta
Our correspondents ruminate on every conceivable subject except for house-moving. Trust us, you'll be grateful for this omission

Kipple Fairy
Giulia de Cesare
A frequent visitor to every fan's household (except for Joseph Nicholas, who is immune)

This is issue 17 of Plokta, edited by Steve Davies and Alison Scott (paper version) and Mike Scott (web version). It is available for letter of comment (one copy is fine, we pass them over to each other), trade (3 copies if possible, please), contribution, editorial whim, or surplus body parts.

Artwork by Sue Mason (George, Moose Furry, Maple Ambrosia, Bungee Ball, Dryer Lint Woman, Many Moods of George, Martian Moose Worship, Kipple Fairy), Taral (Furries, Girl in Spaceport) Big Time Inc (River of Fire)

Photos by Alison Scott (Cover, Fireworks, Podzilla vs Nunzilla, Budgie, Jo & Sasha, New Year photos), Steven Cain (Alison & Terry Jeeves), Nick Mills (Mike & Hugh Mascetti), unknown (Farah Mendlesohn)

Picture manipulation by Alison Scott (Cover, Farah Mendlesohn, Concorde, Many Moods of George)

The cabal also includes Giulia "the Venerable Bead" De Cesare, Sue "a local shop for local people" Mason, George "Grumpy of Reading" the cat, Marianne "Grumpy of E17" Cain and Steven "hiding in the toilet" Cain.

<plokta.con> is happening 26-29 May. See page 4. Our address is 3 York St, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9QH and the website is

Photo: Fireworks over London
The opening salvo of the 2001 election campaign

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