Here we are in November! Ready for a new issue of Aphelion?
OK! Let's get this out of the way. Make sure to go out on Tuesday
and vote if you're a US resident! I'm not going to campaign for any
candidate. All I want to do is urge each of you to make your voices
heard by casting your vote for whomever you choose.
I have been asked to be interviewed on an internet radio show! Right
now the schedule has me set up for an hour during the evening of
November 10th. There is also the possibility of a two hour interview
with Stephanie Osborn and myself, together, but that is still to be
decided. This show, Off The Chain, hosted by Yvonne Mason, is
syndicated on a wide variety of websites. Podcasts.com, Soundcloud, and
half a dozen more, so rest assured that Aphelion is going to get
name-dropped all over the net, LOL!
Off The Chain with Yvonne Mason is the link on podcasts.com if you want to hear the interview. I hope many of you will tune in and give it a listen.
Also, by the time you read this I will have celebrated my 59th
birthday! Another voyage around the sun completed and a new one begun.
The future awaits!
Now, to get back to Aphelion!
We are rushing headlong into the special double-sized holiday issue,
after which will come our next Birthday Issue. Aphelion's 20th
anniversary, in fact. There will be lots of Best Of stories featured in
the future, so whet your appetites for many, many blasts from the past
alongside the new stories! Are you excited? I am!
As a run-up to the year-ending double issue, the staff and I are
sifting through all of this year's issues to pick out our favorite
stories. Of course, we will have a full slate of new stories as well.
Best of all, you will have two months to savor every word, and then
hopefully you will pop over to our Forums to leave comments for the
writers. Please remember the Forums are how the writers can learn what
readers think worked, or did not work. Your comments are vital for the
writers. That feedback is how everyone learns how to become better. So
please do your part and leave some comments!
Probably, now is a good time for me to shut up and let you get to. Reading! Until next time,
First off, if you do the Facebook thing, feel free to join us
Aphelion page there. The link is Aphelion Webzine.
As an aside, the Editorial Mafia and I have found Facebook to be very
useful. Given our different
locations and schedules, it's come in handy as a way to discuss
production details of new issues. Sometimes there are several of us
using Facebook at the same time, so it's almost like the old chat room
My first collection of Mare Inebrium spaceport bar short stories was
published in February by Dark Oak Press. It is available in both Kindle
an Nook e-book formats, paperback, and hardback. I also that thre
albums of instrumenal music out throgh the Create Space self-publishing
website. If you like, you can click on the photo or the link below to
fin all the info you would need to purchase my book in your preferred
format, or an e-book of Flash of Aphelion, buy a CD of my music, or
listen to tracks off of the albums on my Bandcamp website. Enjoy!
ON THE COVER
Title: Giant "Twisters" in the Lagoon Nebula
Photo Credit: A. Caulet (ST-ECF, ESA) and NASA.