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 #4!

Issue 4, Volume 1

Issue 5 will be online June 1st.

You are vistor number to this page since April 14th 1997.

****Please Add 1155 to the above count 'cause our counter broke down!****

Welcome back for our 4th issue! We're still (?!?!!) ironing out some bugs but I believe we'll be out of the shakedown phase in the next few issues. In this issue there are new writers, new chapters in our continued stories, updates on our reports, a letter column, and a new cartoon. I'd like to thank those of you who have sent e-mails for your feedback. As you can tell, we've taken your suggestions to heart and made a few changes. Keep those e-mails coming, folks! Without those messages we will never know what we need to improve upon.

Our counter crashed early last month and a replacement was not up-and-running for several days. Therefore I have no way of knowing the exact number of readers for April. More than 484 of you read our third issue. (We estimate the total to be somewhere around 660 if the average number of visitors per day held true) Thank you! Please keep coming back for each new issue as it goes online.

I have an e-mail address for submissions, click here to submit a story or just read the submission guidlines. For now I hope everyone will bear with me while I get the Zine on it's feet. Some folks have asked about submitting Poetry: While we do not publish poetry ourselves, there is someone for the poets to turn to- The Writer's Club, a poetry Webzine run by one of our friends from the DALnet IRC Chat network. Visit #the_WritersClub on DALnet and check out the Writer's ClubWebpage if you are poetically inclined.

And now, I'll shut up and let you get to reading. Thanks again for visiting. Enjoy yourselves!

If you miss the wavefile that played automatically at the start of our previous issues click here to hear it now.

Aphelion Staff:

  • Senior Editor, Contributing Writer: Dan L. Hollifield
  • Editor Emeritus, Contributing Writer: Roger Bennet
  • Assistant Editor, Columnist: Robert Wynne
  • Babylon 5 Reporter: Denise Chochrek
  • SFTV Schedule Reporter: Lee Whiteside


  • Contributing Writer: Cris Lawrence
  • Contributing Writer: Charles Sundt
  • Contributing Writer: Mark Lively
  • Contributing Writer: Craig Hogan
  • Contributing Writer: Eugene Wong
  • Contributing Writer: Thomas Allen Mays
  • Contributing Writer: Katrina Harkness
  • Contributing Writer: R.J. Steen
  • Contributing Writer: D.K. Smith

Serialized Stories


  • Breakfast on the Road By Mark Lively ***Have you ever tried to find a quiet place to have a meal?
  • Delsch Ka'atani By Eugene Wong ***A student warrior gives his all.
  • Not All is as it Seems... By Craig Hogan ***New worlds and new dangers.
  • Fireweb By Katrina Harkness ***Is it murder, or just survival?
  • Small Blue Sphere Called Earth By Charles Sundt ***A modern fairytale.
  • T9 By D.K. Smith ***Mysterious death of space colonists? Send for the Psychic!
  • Time By Thomas Allen Mays ***Manipulating time leads to a just desert.
  • Joey's Friend By R.J. Steen ***Murder most foul, but who really did it? WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT


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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