Aphelion Issue 289, Volume 27
November 2023
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Archives Editorial Serials and Long Fiction Poetry and Filk Music Short Stories Features Series


Dan L. Hollifield

The Senior Editor's usual rants about whatever…

Serialised stories and Long Fiction

Out of Paris
Peter Johnson
It was Crystal's idea for the Jacuzzi. She would join Eric in a minute, and she'd promised to wear something fun. But things didn't work out quite as he'd hoped. And when the Magistrate arrived, he knew he was in for a bad, bad time indeed.

Third Timeline Lucky
J.H. McKay
Thomas Bartlett came home to Earth from interstellar war harbouring a fatal secret. How he would react tothe possibility of its being revealed could depend on many things…including which timeline he was in.

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Short Stories

A Voice in the Crowd
Jeremy Kuban
He could hear her, but he could not see her, and she wouldn't go away.

Briar Rose
Jennifer Loring
Sometimes it is better to let sleeping beauties lie.

Chat Room
Owen James Handford
We know that machine intelligence is impossible, don't we? After all, a computer that complex would cover the entire planet!

FFF Gmbh
Armagan Tekdoner
Any Casanova might have guessed there was something fishy about our ad, when it showed up among the personals, on the net. However, even the real insider could not have envisaged its catastrophic consequences…

Greg Cum Ira
Kelly D. Tolman
The great advantage of believing in something is that no matter what you see or hear or are told, you will find what you are looking for.

Land of the Free
Max Dunbar
Now I'm about thirty, and I've never seen the sky or the stars. I hardly remember what Nana looks like and I've not seen my mum for years.

Diana Rohlman
She had been a real mother once, but that was over, so she decided to seek a position in the child-care industry.

The Andiron
Cameron Wilson
Seeing the restaurant reminded Jacob that he hadn't eaten that day. Jacob licked his lips and could feel the scratchy texture of his beard. All descriptions of meals and food scrambled through his head tantalizingly, like the thought of heaven to a dying man able to believe only in hell.

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Poetry and Filk Music

The Chosen
Teri Wachowiak

Fear the Night
Terry Lowenstein

Into the Trap
Dandan Xu

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Articles and features

The Aphelion Interview:Guy Hasson
Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams interviews Guy Hasson, longtime Aphelion Writer turned Pro.

Dan Hollifield reviews:
"The Wee Free Men"

The new young adult novel by Terry Pratchett, a story of the Discworld

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