Issue 18, Volume 2 -- November '98
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Gotta get out of bed, get a hammer and nail
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I think myself in a jail, Now I know a refuge never grows
From a chin in a hand and a thoughtful pose
Gotta tend the earth if you want a rose
--Indigo Girls "Hammer and a Nail"
Welcome everyone to the 18th issue of Aphelion Webzine. I am
your celebrity guest editor
Rob Wynne, stepping in for the inestimable Dan Hollifield [What
did you call me? --ed.]. Dan sends his apologies for
the lateness of this issue, but he has been up to his elbows in getting
his new house
fixed up and ready to be moved into, landscaping, and so forth. So Dan
is turning the
reins over to me for this issue, and possibly next, which by hook or
crook WILL be published in the first week of December.
As we have grown, and our readership has grown with us, we
have seen the pressing
need to improve our processes. In order to faciliate that, we've added
member to our staff. Jeffrey "The English Teacher" Williams has joined
our board as
our new Production Editor. Many of you are asking "What the heck is a
Editor?" That's ok, so did Jeff. Jeffrey will be overseeing our
making sure that submissions are flowing in a timely fashion from
editorial to publication, and working on ways to improve our procedures
to make getting the webzine
out on time every month easier and quicker, so that you can enjoy the
that Aphelion has come to represent in the online publishing world.
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Speaking of that, I wrote in the lettercol a couple of weeks
ago that Aphelion is now
listed in the eZines Database webpage. This webpage, which you will
find linked above,
lists hundreds of zines in all areas of interest. Well, we got a note
from them a few days ago that we had been picked by their editors as
one of the top five webzines submitted
to them in the month of October in ANY genre! We're quite proud of
this, but of course,
the real credit goes to all the authors and artists who make Aphelion
what it is each
and every month.
Since we added Kim Holec to our staff as poetry editor, many
of you have asked when
we were going to start publising some. Well, the time is now! Peotry
begins in this
issue, and we'll have all the submission guidelines for poetry updated
by this weekend.
Those of you who quietly read our stories each month, thanks
you! But if something
strikes you as particularly good, why not drop a note to the author or
post to the
lettercolumn? And if something strikes you as needing work to get it
"just right", then
we, as authors, especially want
your comments. Aphelion exists to give
authors a forum to place the work in front of a critical audience and
craft, so telling us what you did and didn't like helps us all grow as
Finally, my personal apologies for those of you checking back
daily for the new issue.
I know how frustrating it is to be waiting for those new stories,
because I used to haunt
newsstands waiting for the monthlies myself. But, don't forget that we
have, in our
infinate love for you, our reader, given you a reason to come every
day, namely, our comics page! Freefall and Burno the Bandit are both
well worth the time to stop in for, and are
now together on a single page for easier reading!
So enough of my prattle! Let's get to reading!
I'd like to thank those of you who have sent e-mails or signed the
Guestbook for your feedback. Keep those messages coming, folks! Without
those messages we will never know what we need to improve upon. Hope
you like the improvements so far!
Senior Editor, Publisher
Short Story Editor
SFTV Schedule Reporter
Don't Mess Around With Grym
By Jeff Williams
Sometimes, the price is more than simply counting the
cost... A story of the Mare Inebrium!
Light Inside the Dark
By Dennis Tallent
"I was an archeologist on a dig in Brazil when it
All I know is that when I came out of the jungle the war was over."
By McCamy Taylor
Beware of fuzzy logic...
By Michael Jessen
By D.A. Krikorian
Flying around in spaceships and blowing things up...
| Countryside Walks for Those about to Die
By Andrew Souter
When touring the countryside out of season, check to
be sure the
place you plan to visit is open...
By David Blalock
There is something evil beneath D'Jemo's Tower, and
there a young wizard
must face his ultimate test.
By Walter Mallon
When all the world is a prison, there is only one way
By Chris Mansour
The assassin sensed something odd about his partner.
By Shalane L. Weidow
By Rene Steen
Sometimes the smallest, most insignificant event can
change the course of history
By Duane Wheatcroft
We should all be obliged to appear before a board
years and justify our existence....
By Dennis Tallent
Always do your homework...
Poetry and Music
Mare Inebrium shared universe project
I open up my own Spaceport Bar to other writers!
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