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Aphelion Staff:

Dan Hollifield
Senior Editor, Publisher
Roger Bennett
Editor Emeritus
Robert Wynne
Cary Semar
Short Story Editor
Lee Whiteside
SFTV Schedule Reporter
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Serials Editor
Kim Holec
Poetry Editor

Serialized Stories

  • The Threat of Valleor -Part 5-
    By Dan L. Hollifield
    An ancient evil vies with an Immortal hero - while innocent lives hang in the balance.

  • Time and Time Again -Part 16-
    By Cris Lawrence
    Danger leads to strange meetings.
    (This story finished 7th in the '97 Preditors & Editors "Top 10 on the Internet")

  • Trigeminus -Part 9-
    By Dennis Talent
    Aliens among us, what are they really like?

  • Witness of the World -Part 9-
    By Chad Cottle
    Memories of a telepathic child.

  • Though the Dark Veil -Part 9 & 10-
    By Allen Woods
    High Fantasy as an adventure begins.
    (Allen was the winner of the '97 Preditors & Editors contest)

  • Zod -Part 5-
    By Neil McGill
    A side-splitting sci-fi romp through the cosmos. Look out Douglas Adams! McGill may just steal your thunder!

  • Dry Run -Part 5-
    By Mark E. Cotterill
    Two youngsters on an epic adventure in space.

  • Pop's Cabin -Part 2-
    By D. A. Krikorian
    Vacations are meant to be fun, relaxing- but something always seems to crop up...

  • Life at the Top -Part 3-
    By Stephen Lipscomb
    Everyone has wanted to be a rock star at one time or another. How would you react if you woke up one day to find out that you were suddenly someone else?

  • Poison -Part 3-
    By "Krazy Kat"
    Adventures of a rebellious mercenary- and her troop of space-marines.

  • The Journey -Part 1-
    By Russell Moore
    What do the monsters want?

  • Hartshorn -Part 1-
    By W. Fraser Sandercombe
    Out of the past came a hero- traveling time through the magic of the hart's horn.

  • On the Corner of Galaxy and Fifth -Part 1-
    By Robert Wynne & Jeff Williams
    Strange Dreams lead to Strange Company...

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  • The Adventure of Alice's Diner
    By Joe Stevens
    A buddy story, with spaceships, aliens, and time travel.

  • The Dreamer
    By Robin Crayne
    This story is equipped with a driver's side airbag.

  • Disco Droids
    By Dustin Appel
    A Mare Inebrium story

  • Emerald City
    By McCamy Taylor
    Catch the falling sceptre

  • Great Expectations
    By Turnip Smith
    This story is about intelligence.

  • The Griefer
    By Frederick Rustam
    Don't mess with this guy!

  • Jessica
    By Curtis Dewar
    Not all marriages are made in heaven

  • Whoever You Need Me to Be
    By Barbara Blann
    Living and Dying in Music City

  • The Calling
    By Michael Jessen
    More from Michael's "Unbridled Fires" universe.

  • Vinnie's Cargo
    By Kate Thornton
    Is there in truth no beauty?

  • Features

    The Mare Inebrium shared universe project
    I open up my own Spaceport Bar to other writers!
    The Mare Inebrium Shared Universe Project
  • Bruno the Bandit
    Aphelion is proud to feature the work of cartoonist Ian McDonald. Follow Bruno the thief and his pet micro-dragon Fiona on their madcap adventures of sword and sorcery. UPDATED DAILY -- don't miss it!

  • A Word in Your Ear
    By Robert Wynne
    Censorship, and whatever to do about it...

  • Starbase Update SFTV Schedules and News
    Compiled by Lee Whiteside.

  • Dan Hollifield reviews:
    This month- Wizard of the Winds the latest CD by Bjorn Lynne- Music based on a novel by Allan Cole

  • Excentrivial Musings
    The Aphelion Cartoon Page.

  • Mare Inebrium Wallpaper Page
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  • The Awards Page
    All of the Awards that Aphelion has won.

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  • A Challenge to Writers...
  • Short story submissions; Cary Semar
  • Serialized stories: Martin Delgado-Scott
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