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 #6!

Issue 6, Volume 1

Issue 7 will be online August 1st. (or thereabouts)

You are vistor number

Since January 27th 1997

Welcome back for our 6th issue! Sorry that it's a bit late, but my vacation trip kept me from getting it out on time. In this issue there are lots of new writers, new chapters in our continued stories, updates on our reports, our letter column, and a new cartoon. I still don't have everything finished yet, but I will be adding more as I get it done. Anything that is still pending will be labeled as unready so that you don't waste your time looking at old stuff! 8^) These are unready because of me, not the contributors!

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 538 Readers visit Aphelion in June! Thank you! Please keep coming back for each new issue as it goes online.

Also, there are links to back issues of Aphelion at the bottom of this page, so you can see everything that has appeared here so far.

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 Some folks have asked about submitting Poetry: While we do not publish poetry ourselves, there is someone for the poets to turn to- The Writer's Club, a poetry Webzine run by one of our friends from the DALnet IRC Chat network.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
  • Editor Emeritus, 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: Chad Cottle
  • Contributing Writer: Richie Adams
  • Contributing Writer: Jack Fisher
  • Contributing Writer: Jamie Baker
  • Contributing Writer: Con Dowler
  • Contributing Writer: Rob Norman
  • Contributing Writer: R.J. Steen
  • Contributing Writer: Joe Gensweider
  • Contributing Writer: Frederick Rustam
  • Contributing Writer: Brian Gallucci
  • Contributing Writer: Keith Thorne
  • Contributing Writer: D.K. Smith
  • Contributing Writer: Thomas Allen Mays
  • Contributing Writer: Myke Anthony
  • Contributing Writer: Dennis Tallent

Serialized Stories


  • Mirage By Jack Fisher ***What is real? Warnings are made for a reason.
  • Alice & Eve By Chad Cottle ***Women's Lib run amok!
  • The Club By Jamie Baker ***Evil is it's own reward.
  • The Feast By Con Dowler ***Too much food can kill you.
  • Under the Ice-Cliff By Rob Norman ***Life in it's infine variety.
  • Into the Fire By Joe Gensweider ***Sometimes even a never-ending quest has to pause.
  • The Devil They Knew By Frederick Rustam ***Better a familiar Devil than one totally unknown.
  • The Taking of Darksoul By R.J. Steen ***A sequel to "The Rings of Ultrich"
  • The Light, the Begining, and the End By Brian Gallucci ***Obsessions can be harmful.
  • Alone By Keith Thorne ***Being alone is a terrible thing.
  • Clara's Choice By D.K. Smith ***Sometimes the only choice is the worst one.
  • At The Club By Thomas Allen Mays ***It's amazing what ideas surface when you're on a night out.
  • Journey By Myke Anthony ***The longest trips always start with a single step.
  • The Interrogation By Dennis Tallent ***How do you keep a shape-changer locked up?


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

Aphelion Explanations and Thanks Where the name "Aphelion" came from and other info.

Back Issues:

For a short time we will have back issues available for you to read. These will be removed when space on the server gets to be too small. Thanks for your readership for without you, nothing we do has any meaning. You can e-mail the Senior Editor by clicking here.

Sideways to the Mare Inebrium

Click HERE to vote for this page as a Starting Point Hot Site.