Aphelion Issue 278, Volume 26
November 2022
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

Welcome to the direct descendant of Dragon's Lair Webzine:

Shakedown Issue #1!

Issue 1, Volume 1

Issue 2 will be online March 1st.

You are vistor number to this page since Feburary 7th 1997.

The name Aphelion is a sentimental one for me because it was the title of the fanzine published by the University of Georgia Science Fiction Appreciation and Discussion Club. Other writers to have come from this club include Tom Deitz and C.S. Freedman. I was a member during 1976-78 and was proud to have some poetry and a story published in the original Aphelion Fanzine. The name is used with respect and many fond memories of my fellow club members, and with the permission of the publishers of the fanzine. Many thanks are due to my friends, especally Gil and Margaret Head for allowing me the use of the Aphelion name, Tom Deitz for advice when I first started writing, Celia for understanding, and all UGASFADC members for their frendship and support. Although we've all moved farther apart since way back then, you are always in my heart.

Now this is the successor to Dragon's Lair Webzine, which has been closed down. I hope to keep up the high standards set by the Lair and keep everyone coming back for a good time and some great stories! One thing you need to know is that this Zine is not meant to stroke my own ego. It is meant to be a forum for new writers to hone their skills, get their names in front of the public, and have a lot of fun doing so. I have an e-mail address for submissions, click here to submit a story. A set of guidlines for those submissions is now online . For now I hope everyone will bear with me while I get the Zine on it's feet. I'd like to thank Roger Bennett for all his help and for giving me the go-ahead to keep the spirit of Dragon's Lair Webzine alive. Roger, without you none of this would be possible. Thank you and best of luck as a pro writer!

Aphelion Staff:

  • Senior Editor, Contributing Writer: Dan L. Hollifield
  • Editor Emeritus, Contributing Writer: Roger Bennett
  • Babylon 5 Reporter: Denise Chochrek
  • Contributing Writer: Cris Lawrence
  • Contributing Writer: Melissa A. White
  • Contributing Writer: Charles Sundt

  • Features:

    Starshock: Part 3
    By R.R. Benett
    ***Two empires on the brink of war.

    Abducted Part 3
    By Dan L. Hollifield
    ***A close encounter you won't soon forget.

    Time and Time Again Part 1
    By Cris Lawrence
    ***Danger leads to strange meetings.

    By Melissa A. White
    ***Things aren't always what they seem.

    By Charles Sundt
    ***A cautionary tale of a far future.

    Exccentrivial Musings
    The Aphelion Cartoon Page.

    Starbase Update SFTV Schedules and News
    Compiled by Lee Whiteside.

    Babylon 5 report and Episode Listing
    By Denise Chochrek.

    Mare Inebrium Wallpaper Page.
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    Links page:Click here to see the Links Page

    Submissions Guidlines Page :Click here to see the Submissions Guidelines Page.

    copyright 1997 by Dan L. Hollifield

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