Issue 19, Volume 2 -- December '98
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Welcome everyone to the December edition of Aphelion. In keeping with
holiday spirit, we've left a few things under the tree for you this
First up, the Aphelion cartoon page has grown yet again. Steve
funny Melonpool Chronicles joins Bruno
the Bandit and Freefall on our comics
page, and will be running seven days a week, with Sunday in color. If
you haven't made the Aphelion comics page a part of your daily web
surfing, you're missing a treat -- we now have three of the best
SF/Fantasy comics on the web, put in ONE place for your pleasure.
Accept no substitute! Demand Aphelion Comics!
Also new this month is the first installment of "Double Wide"
by Jim Parnell, the man who knew Dan Hollifield before he was fameous.
"Double Wide" is....well, its...oh, heck, I don't know what it is, but
it's funny. Go read it, y'hear?
Finally, features introduces "Conventional Wisdom", a
semi-regular column about convention announcements and reviews. This
month, we spotlight GaFilk 1, which is signifigant for being a) the
first annual Georgia filk convention, and b) a place you can meet some
of Aphelion's editors. Check it out, but check it out fast: Memberships
prices go up on December 15th.
Something else, I know there was something else. Oh yeah, we
still have the best darn slate of long and short fantastic fiction on
the Internet. So enough of my babble, let's read!
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
Saucerfull of Secrets -Part 1-
By Dan L. Hollifield
While Dan is on vacation, we're running a classic
Hollifield story never before seen in Aphelion. Threat of Valleor will
return in March!
of the World -Part 12-
By Chad Cottle
Memories of a telepathic child.
By Neil McGill
A side-splitting sci-fi romp through the cosmos. Look
out Douglas Adams! McGill may just steal your thunder!
| Pop's Cabin -Conclusion!-
By D. A. Krikorian
Vacations are meant to be fun, relaxing- but something
always seems to crop up...
the Corner of Galaxy and Fifth -Part 4-
By Robert Wynne & Jeff Williams
Trauma devises a desperate plan to save the galaxy...
By Krazy Kat
Adventures of a rebellious mercenary and her troop of
By A.D. Jackson
An unusual object in Bimini; a strange signal from
an unknown mission to Pluto. The mystery of Maya begins...
is Always a Reason
By Kate Thornton
Beware of Stellar Confiscation Officers bearing
gifts. A story of the Mare Inebrium!
By McCamy Taylor
Sherlock Holmes accepts his strangest case.
So It Begins
By C. Adam Scott
When you adopt a new technology, you are starting to
feed a monster.
World for Georgiana
By Vasilis Adams A.
A woman of the future discovers her origins.
Case of a Lost Dog
By Andrew & Ilona Gordon
A witch and a shapeshifter must face a supernatural
| The Weapon
By R. Michael McClellan
You can fight back, if you have the means.
| A Piece of Paper
By Anthony Markey
'A weak king will have a short reign.'
Isles of Number
By A.Y. Tanaka
A stranger in a strange land
By William Scott Porter
You're damned if you do, dead if you don't.
Legend of Duncan
By Eric Daly
The god of evil must be defeated, but not destroyed...
By Stuart Cormie
Some ghosts are good company...
By Pete Ravensway
Better hvae a cold one ready while you read this
story. No, make it a six-pack.
in Peace Valley
By Don Bruce
A serial killer is loose in the valley,
and the FBI must stop him!
Poetry and Music
Mare Inebrium shared universe project
I open up my own Spaceport Bar to other writers!
By Ian McDonald, Mark Stanley, and Steve Troop
Did he say daily? Yep, Aphelion is proud to feature three
of the funniest comic strips on the Internet, Ian McDonald's "Bruno the
Bandit", Mark Stanley's "Freefall", and Steve Troop's "The Melonpool
Chronicles". Bookmark this page, you don't want to miss a single
Word in Your Ear
By Robert Wynne
Barnes & Noble wants to buy Ingrams. Who wants
to buy what? Maybe you had better read this one... Rob Wynne takes a
look at how this merger could affect what you want to read and where
(and if) you can buy it.
| Double Wide
by Jim Parnell
WARNING: Contains Language! Meet
Bubba. Um, we're not sure exactly what he's about, but he said that if
we didn't print this, he'd come to visit our office and explain it.
| Conventional Wisdom
by Dell Stinnett
Strangers No More -- We Sing! Read all about the
upcoming Georgia filk con, and explore the exiting world of science
fiction's own folk music.
Update SFTV Schedules and News
Compiled by Lee Whiteside.
Dan Hollifield reviews:
This month- Roadmarks
by Roger Zelazny
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