Welcome to the direct descendant of Dragon's Lair Webzine:
Issue 11, Volume 1
Issue 12 will be online January 1st. (or thereabouts, at
least by the 5th... The Holiday rush is keeping me rather busy.)
You are vistor number
Since January 27th 1997
Aphelion Webzine and Cris Lawrence's story "Time and Time
Again" have both been
nominated for a "Top 10 on the Internet" award presented by the
Preditors & Editors website.! The following banner and the
"Vote!" button underneath this issue's story links will take you to
their site so that you can cast you own vote or nominate your own
favorite stories, poems, and webzines. P&E can explain the
contest better than I can, but the contest ends at midnite on January
1st, so check them out and vote soon! As of Dec. 22nd, Cris' story is
currently #7 in the voting, while Aphelion is holding steady as the #7
webzine. Aphelion also shares the #18 position with Dragon's Lair
Webzine. Your vote could be he one that makes us #1 again!
Welcome back for our 11th issue! I've been working with a few
help widen the variety of filetypes I can accept submissions in. I'm
also playing around with some new HTML editors so as to speed the
layout of stories.
If you'd like to be on a mailing list for notification of the
for the upload of new issues of Aphelion then click here to send
me an e-mail. Be sure to put the words Aphelion Mailing
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list will only be used to notify you of new issues and will never be
given out to anyone else... 'cause I hate spam as much as you do!
In this issue there are new writers, new chapters in our
stories, two new features- The Mare Inebrium shared universe project
& a Sci-fi Music Review-, an update on our Sci-Fi TV report,
our letter column, and a new cartoon.
However, our letter column is down, so don't even try it. I
have the Assistant
Editor looking into the problem, hopefully he can fix or re install it.
I'd like to thank those of you who have sent e-mails for your
Keep those e-mails coming, folks! Without those messages we will never
know what we need to improve upon. Hope you like the improvements so
had 838 Readers visit Aphelion in November! A new record!
Please keep coming back for each new issue as it goes online.
Also, there is a banner link to a new website, where back
issues of Aphelion
will be stored from now on, at the bottom of this page. You can still
see everything that has appeared in the Zine so far.
I have an e-mail address for submissions, click
here to submit a story or just read the submission guidlines.
Some folks have asked about submitting Poetry: While we do not
poetry ourselves, there is someone for the poets to turn to-
A Website run by one of our friends from the DALnet IRC Chat network.
Visit #the_WritersClub on DALnet and check out the Writer's Club
Webpage if you are poetically inclined. Writer's Club also publishes a
wide variety of fiction and non-fiction.
Dragon's Lair Webzine is back! Way to go, Roger! I knew you
stay away for very long.
Visit The Dragon's Lair Webzine, our sister publication!
Also; one of our writers, Chad Cottle, has begun his own Webzine called
Titan. This banner will take you to visit Chad's "Titan" Webzine.
For your added convenience these links are repeated at
the bottom of
this page. These banners will be moved to replace the text links that
are there now, starting with the Febuary 1998 issue of Aphelion.
If you miss the wavefile that played automatically at the start of our
issues click here to hear it
And now, I'll shut up and let you get to reading. Thanks again
visiting. Enjoy yourselves!
- Senior Editor, Contributing Writer: Dan L. Hollifield
- Editor Emeritus, Contributing Writer: Roger Bennett
- Assistant Editor, Columnist: Robert Wynne
- SFTV Schedule Reporter: Lee Whiteside
- Only the
By Brian Huisman ***Fighting disease through gene-splicing.
- Robin, sweet
By Judith Rau ***A ghost story from a colony world.
- Stealing Time
By R.J. Steen ***The morality of time manipulation.
- Anything For
By Svetlana Gelman ***Perception isn't always clear.
Karen Martel ***Is it a lie... or just a conspiracy?
- Old Mangles
W. Fraser Sandercombe ***I dreams, there is often a greater truth.
Dennis St. John ***They were just following orders... into the jaws of
Larry Miles ***Making the best of what you have.
- A Hope is Born
By Joe Gensweider ***A Ghost Riders story and a sequel to the story
"Freedom" that was in
Aphelion's issue #8.
- You think I care?
By Iain McWilliam ***Sometimes a soldier has to decide whether or not
superiors are wrong.
- High Tech
By Atk. Butterfly ***Is it a case of misdirection, or is this prison really
- T.O.W. By
Weinberg ***Museings of an Augmented Soldier.
See the "Features" section for a new story by Roger Bennett called
"Frightening little planet, isn't it?"
time we will have back issues available for you to read.
These will be
removed when space on the new server gets to be too small. Click on the
banner below to go to the Back Issues! Thanks for your readership for
without you, nothing we do has any meaning.
You can e-mail the
Senior Editor by clicking here.
Writer's Club, an excellent creative writing website.
Lair Webzine Our illustrious ancestor webzine, now back
online after far too long!
Cottle's "Titan" for more top-notch fiction.
Sideways to the Mare Inebrium, homepage of Aphelion's Editor: Dan Lš
to vote for this page as a Starting Point Hot Site.
Webzine is copyright 1997 by Dan L. Hollifield