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 #10!

Issue 10, Volume 1

Issue 11 will be online December 1st. (or thereabouts)

You are vistor number

Since January 27th 1997

News Flash!

Aphelion Webzine and Cris Lawrence's story "Time and Time Again" have both been nominated for a "Top 10 on the Internet" award presented by the Preditors & Editors website.! The following banner and the "Vote!" button underneath this issue's story links will take you to their site so that you can cast you own vote or nominate your own favorite stories, poems, and webzines. P&E can explain the contest better than I can, but the contest ends at midnite on January 1st, so check them out and vote soon! As of Nov. 22nd, Cris' story is currently #1 in the voting, while Aphelion is holding steady as the #2 webzine. Your vote could be he one that makes us #1!

Welcome back for our 10th issue! This one is really on time! Last month's problems with Hotmail seem to have cleared up nicely and I've added a few new wordprocessors to help widen the variety of filetypes I can accept submissions in. I'm also playing around with some new HTML editors so as to speed the layout of stories.
If you'd like to be on a mailing list for notification of the update or for the upload of new issues of Aphelion then click here to send me an e-mail. Be sure to put the words Aphelion Mailing List in the Subject line of the e-mail. This mailing list will only be used to notify you of new issues and will never be given out to anyone else... 'cause I hate spam as much as you do!
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 652 Readers visit Aphelion in October!
Thank you! Please keep coming back for each new issue as it goes online.

Also, there is a banner link to a new website, where back issues of Aphelion will be stored from now on, 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.

Some folks have asked about submitting Poetry: While we do not publish poetry ourselves, there is someone for the poets to turn to-

A Website 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. Writer's Club also publishes a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Dragon's Lair Webzine is back! Way to go, Roger! I knew you couldn't stay away for very long.

Visit The Dragon's Lair Webzine, our sister publication!
Also; one of our writers, Chad Cottle, has begun his own Webzine called Titan. This banner will take you to visit Chad's "Titan" Webzine.

For your added convenience these links are repeated at the bottom of this page.
If you miss the wavefile that played automatically at the start of our first two issues click here to hear it now.

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

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: Mike Zeidler Contributing Writer: Frederick Rustam
Contributing Writer: R.J. Steen Contributing Writer: Allen Woods
Contributing Writer: Svetlana Gelman Contributing Writer: Chad Cottle
Contributing Writer: Dennis Tallent Contributing Writer: W. Fraser Sandercombe
Contributing Writer: Minoti Baro Contributing Writer: Scott Reeves
Contributing Writer: Vasilis Adams A.

Serialized Stories


  • Get Back... By Mike Zeidler ***Love conquers all, except time.
  • Dragoons! By Frederick Rustam ***Which is more dangerous, your enemies - or your allies?
  • Peace at any Cost By R.J. Steen ***Earth answers force with force.
  • Anything For You... By Svetlana Gelman ***Perception isn't always clear.
  • Termites By Minoti Baro ***At the end of a war, someone must lose, but must they lose so much?
  • Songdogs By W. Fraser Sandercombe ***Life, in its infinite variety.


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 new server gets to be too small. Click on the banner below to go to the Back Issues! 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

Visit The Writer's Club, a creative writing website.

Visit Dragon's Lair Webzine Our illustrious ancestor webzine, now back online after far too long!

And visit Chad Cottle's "Titan" for more top-notch fiction.

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