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 #8!

Issue 8, Volume 1

Issue 9 will be online October 1st. (or thereabouts)

You are vistor number

Since January 27th 1997

Welcome back for our 8th issue! This one is nearly on time, and things are almost back to normal. This is a larger issue than last month. (There were lots more submissions, keep 'em coming, folks!) I'd dearly love to have huge issues every month! But, no matter how many stories there are in an issue, rest assured that they are all good ones!

In this issue there are new writers, new chapters in our continued stories, new continued stories begun, updates on our reports, our letter column, and a new cartoon.

Please visit our letter column and drop us a note. Our writers like to read the Lettercol to look for words of encouragement. Not many of you readers have the time to send e-mail to the writers whose stories you especially enjoyed. Well, that's why our Assistant Editor worked up the Letter Column Page, so folks can let everyone know what kind of job they're doing. Its helped me to realize that I need to do a better job proofreading, something that I did this issue. I may not have caught every mistake, but I caught more of 'em!

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 564 Readers visit Aphelion in August! 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. You can still see everything that has appeared in the Zine 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 Some folks have asked about submitting Poetry: While we do not publish poetry ourselves, there is someone for the poets to turn to- The Writer's Club, a poetry Webzine run by one of our friends from the DALnet IRC Chat network.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.

I have been informed that our parent Webzine is back into production! Dragon's Lair Webzine is back! Way to go, Roger! I knew you couldn't stay away for very long. The URL is: Dragon's Lair Webzine: http://www.jaguNET.com/~rbennett/DragonsLair/dragon.htm

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: D.K. Smith
  • Contributing Writer: Richie Adams
  • Contributing Writer: A. Diallo Jackson
  • Contributing Writer: R.J. Steen
  • Contributing Writer: Joe Gensweider
  • Contributing Writer: Brian Gallucci
  • Contributing Writer: Chad Cottle
  • Contributing Writer: Dennis Tallent
  • Contributing Writer: Allen Woods
  • Contributing Writer: Larry W. Van Guilder
  • Contributing Writer: Scott Reeves
  • Contributing Writer: K.A. Schure
  • Contributing Writer: Vasilis Adams A.
  • Contributing Writer: Allen Muenzler
  • Contributing Writer: W. Fraser Sandercombe
  • Contributing Writer: Liz Bass

Serialized Stories



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 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.

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