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:

Issue #5!

Issue 5, Volume 1

Issue 6 will be online July 1st.

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Since January 27th 1997

Welcome back for our 5th issue! In this issue there are new writers, new chapters in our continued stories, updates on our reports, our letter column, and a new cartoon. I'd like to thank those of you who have sent e-mails for your feedback. Keep those e-mails coming, folks! Without those messages we will never know what we need to improve upon. Hope you like the improvements so far!

We had 452 Readers visit Aphelion in May! 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 Some folks have asked about submitting Poetry: While we do not publish poetry ourselves, there is someone for the poets to turn to- The Writer's Club, a poetry Webzine run by one of our friends from the DALnet IRC Chat network.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 Club Webpage 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
  • EditorEmeritus, Contributing Writer: Roger Bennett
  • 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: Richie Adams
  • Contributing Writer: Jack Fisher
  • Contributing Writer: Bill Fedishaw
  • Contributing Writer: Thomas Allen Mays
  • Contributing Writer: Gregory Thompson
  • Contributing Writer: R.J. Steen
  • Contributing Writer: Kathleen Lowney
  • Contributing Writer: Iain McWilliam

Serialized Stories


  • The City of Lights By Jack Fisher ***Some lessons are learned too late.
  • Run Away Moe By Bill Fedishaw ***It's a Dog's Life.
  • The Bathroom Upstairs By Gregory Thompson ***Why to be a good neighbor, in one easy lesson.
  • The Test By Kathleen Lowney ***Apathy may have a good reason after all.
  • Time Waits... By Charles Sundt ***Whatever happened to the first time traveler?
  • No Laughing Matter By Iain McWilliam ***One fatal mistake in the game of interstelar espionage.
  • Momentum By Thomas Allen Mays ***Sometimes a snap decision can change your life.
  • The Rings of Ultrich By R.J. Steen ***A thief must steal from a Wizard, if he wants to keep his head attached.


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

copyright 1997 by Dan L. Hollifield

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