This issue is way late, and its entirely my fault. I haven't been well over the last month but this issue finally going live is here to say that I'm on the mend. I appologise for neglecting Aphelion and all the readers. Everyone must have thought I'd fallen off the planet right after the April issue went online.
I haven't really got a topic for an editorial. I'm in a rush to get the stories online, so I'll cut this short.
Not everything is going to be up at the same time; the book reviews are going to have to wait a day or two. I have to do them justice, they're both really good books and I don't want to skimp. Lies of the Prophet by CJ Burch and Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell are both going to have their reviews appear here before the weekend is up. I'm impressed with both writers and I hope to do their works justice. Everything else ought to be here as soon as you can see this, though.
I'm dancing as fast as I can. CJ's review went live this morning. Bill Campbell's review is going live right now.
I now return you to your regularly scheduled reading...
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Flight of the Starhawk --Part Two--
As a teenager, Josh had wanted to fly to the stars. As an adult, he
ended up with an oilfield job and a portfolio of hopeless dreams
away on his PC's hard drive. Alcoholism and depression ate away at
and drove him to spend lonely nights pondering his existence. Then he
an alien on the riverbank one night. An alien with a machine that
objects out of raw matter and energy. Even complex objects like
components for starships!
Profile Drawing of the Starhawk
By Timothy Maguire
An off-world student in Mars' unfinished capital finds that the sport
she adores has become something far more troubling.
Helen in Wonderland
By Robert Moriyama
In the Port Armstrong lunar colony, Helen Damnation McKay has no equal. In the Mare Inebrium however, she may have met her match!
By John Hartless
When a passing meteor destroys your world, there is only one thing to do. You adjust.
To Be, Arnold To Be!
By Mike Slabon
In an age when everything has been copyrighted, the lot of a celebrity impersonator is a hard one. Still, a good lawyer can always find a way...
By Sam Kenyon
Alex Fisk knew that trying to save the world from destroying itself was like trying to put out a forest fire by spitting on it. But what the hell; it was a living.
Paddy's New Girl Friend
By Joe Vadalma
Paddy O'Brien's love life was in the pits until he picked up this lucious red head in his favorite bar. She was a real hotty, perhaps hotter than Paddy could handle.
Another Great Discovery
By Daniel Sosa
Discovering a new planet is always a big deal...but this one broke all the molds.
Catch A Burning Star
By Gareth Lyn Powell
Nick Malik had done some rotten things to survive, but on the eve of armageddon he found he
owed a debt he could not ignore, even if it cost him his life.
By Mark Healy Elise was a pretty young reporter of the pad and pencil school, but when she arrived aboard the research vessel Mjolnir the first thing she realized she needed was a blue jumpsuit.
by Jim Parnell The collected wisdom of Bubba WARNING: Contains Language.
Aphelion proudly presents the installments of Double Wide all on
one page of links. We wanted to make sure that the wit and wisdom
of Bubba wasn't lost for new readers, so we made a mini-archive
list of just the Double Wide features.
And banner artwork for links. If you want to link to Aphelion and want more than a text link,
then this page is for you. Some of these banners are finished, but
most of them lack only my adding text to make them complete.
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A Challenge to
Writers... --8\8\2000-- Not a contest, but a series of ideas to spark off a story.
Challenge 1 is the paintings of Daniel Hannaquand, Challenge 2 is a
collection of narrative hooks composed by Dan Hollifield.
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