Issue 24, Volume 3 -- May '99
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of Valleor -Part 7-
By Dan L. Hollifield
The adventure continues as the Reever and his friends
visit Tulag, the kingdom of magic. (Thanks for allowing me to take this
time off to get my real-world life back in order.)
By Neil McGill
A side-splitting sci-fi romp through the cosmos. Look
out Douglas Adams! McGill may just steal your thunder!
Arms We Trust -Part 1 of 5-
By Vasilis Adams A.
By A.D. Jackson
The mystery of Maya continues...
"Ray Guns and Space Ships and Fires...Oh My!"
Not long ago, Cary Semar posted a request on the Lettercol for more
"hard SF" types of stories,
tales involving space ships and science and gun fights and. . . Well,
what started as a joke among the staff ("Gee, why don't we
just have an all Space Opera issue?") is turning into a
reality, with your help of course.
ANNOUNCING APHELION'S FIRST EVER THEME ISSUE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, by popular demand, we are requesting submissions for an issue of
short fiction dedicated
entirely to tales of starships, to ditties about intergalactic war, to
works about strange discoveries in space--in short, an all Space Opera
When the stories are published, we will pick what we feel to
be the three best pieces submitted
(ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of course). Winners will receive a prized
featured space in the special issue and will also receive a graphic for
their webpage or desktop wallpaper. The graphic will be provided by
esteemed publisher Dan Hollifield and by notorious webmaven Robert
Submissions for this special issue should be sent to
email@example.com and should be
clearly labeled as entries for the Space Opera Contest. (DO NOT submit
serials as they will not be
affected by the contest.) Stories should be no less than 2500 words and
no more than 10,000 words
in length. All submissions for the contest must be received by May 20,
1999. Multiple entries will be accepted. Editorial review will be
limited to technical issues only (format, length, spelling,
The theme issue itself will be published in July 1999.
This contest is not open to the staff of Aphelion though their
stories may appear in the issue if they
choose to write one and if space is available.
So charge up those disrupter banks, let loose the dogs of
intergalatic war, look out for the Grey Lensmen, and may the best
Land of Ooo-bla Dee
By D.A. Krikorian
You never really begin to learn until after you know
By McCamy Taylor
Brother Doctor, do not be afraid to tell me of the
death. It is for me the door to life.
By Franchot Lewis
Fifteen ...human elders in a sorry
chorus ... wailed like infants for the androids to keep doing for us,
especially to keep the pabulum coming.
By Laurie Christenson
The Curse of the Carrot Woman!
By A. J. Thompson
The mind is a very powerful thing and you can do
anything with it if you
By Mark Archibald
Space Teens Go Cruising...
By Joseph B. St. John
There was a certain King that left on a spring night
to fight the
battle of good and evil.
By Jeff Williams
The Mare Inebrium's jukebox holds the key to
By Martin Owton
A minstrel's song holds the key to defeating a monster.
Low, Sweet Chariot
By Jim Peters
In this sequel to "The Bluesman" the lives of an
entire species hang in the balance as revenge proves itself to be a
two-edged sword. A Mare Inebrium story.
By Brian Huisman
Gary had no aim in life, until the day he
first saw a talking dolphin.
What I Found
By Dave Mansfield
Astronaut Pilot Aaron Breedlove had something to
to Mission control, to his late comrades, and to his father.
Poetry and Filk Music
Mare Inebrium shared universe project
I open up my own Spaceport Bar to other writers!
By Ian McDonald, Mark Stanley, and Steve Troop
Did he say daily? Yep, Aphelion is proud to feature three
of the funniest comic strips on the Internet, Ian McDonald's "Bruno the
Bandit", Mark Stanley's "Freefall", and Steve Troop's "The Melonpool
Chronicles". Bookmark this page, you don't want to miss a single
Dan Hollifield reviews:
This month- Roadmarks
by Roger Zelazny
The Aphelion Cartoon Page.
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