(1933 – November 23, 2002)
Malcolm Ashworth became active in fandom in the 50s. He was a member of the Leeds Group and the Bradford Science Fiction Association.
He published the fanzines BEM (1954-1959) (with Tom White), Fringe, and Rot (1955-1963), revived briefly in 1984. He also wrote for other fanzines, including Hyphen and Cry. He attended many British conventions during the 50s.
In the 1950s, he had a story accepted for publication in a woman's pulp magazine.
He was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of beers, and was a member of both OMPA (a founding member) and FAPA.
His first wife, Sheila, wrote for fanzines in the 1950s and ’60s, and his second, Hazel, was a major 1980s fanzine publisher with her fanzine Lip.
Ashworth lost the 1960 TAFF race to Eric Bentcliffe, though he doesn't seem to have been trying very hard because he published A Few Words About Bilbo Bentcliffe in support of his opponent!
His photo appears on page 153 of Harry Warner's A Wealth of Fable.
- Amor 
- Ascent of Next to Nothing  (one-shot for OMPA)
- BEM (1954-1959) (with Tom White)
- Dupe [1954-59] (for OMPA)
- Fringe [1958-63] (included in FAPA)
- I Dreamt I Crept in Marble Crypts  (one-shot for FAPA)
- The Hasty Stopgap  (one-shot for FAPA)
- The Last Fans in Town  (one-shot for FAPA)
- My First Real Convention  (one-shot for OMPA)
- Rot (1955-1963, revived briefly in 1984)
- Running, Jumping, and Standing Still Fanzine  (one-shot for OMPA)
- Yrautibo  (one-shot for OMPA and FAPA)
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