Hello and welcome to the June 2022 issue of Aphelion!
In this issue, we have our
regular supply of outstanding original stories. Thank you all for
helping keep is going through
the past quarter-century!
As you can see from the awards banner
above, Aphelion racked up several Top Ten positions in the Preditors
& Editors annual Readers' Poll. We took Top E-zine Cover Art -
place, Top E-zine Editor - tied for 5th place, Top Fiction E-zine - 4th
place, Top Poetry E-zine - 5th place, andTop Writers Forum - 2nd place!
Thanks to everyone who voted,
and to all the staff for their hard work! Thanks also go out to our
writers and readers here in the zine. Y'all are amazing!
We have a new Short Story Editor, who
will be taking over with the July issue. Jean-Paul L. Garnier is his
name, and he is the owner of Space Cowboy Books, a science fiction
specialty bookstore in Joshua Tree CA, the producer and editor of
Simultaneous Times SF podcast, and the current editor of the SFPA's
Star*Line Magazine. Fine qualifications, indeed! I will be forwarding
to him all the recent submissions I've received, as well as changing
the email link for submissions so that they all go to him. Jean-Paul is
willing to gift us with six month to a year of his time, so let's make
him feel welcome!
I'm up against the wire for this
issue, so I'm sorry, but I've been working a lot of extra hours over
the past month so it couldn't be helped. It was either me help out, or
friends giving up all their off time. I felt I needed to do the right
The online streaming shows "Stupid
O'clock" and "Last Man Standing" have been uploaded live to YouTube as
well as several Facebook pages for almost two years now. They are
basically live-streaming chat shows covering a range of topics, modeled
on the types of conversations people have after hours at SF&F
conventions. Joe McKeel and I have archives of past shows on our own
YouTube channels. Check 'em out if that sounds like something you'd
enjoy I've put links in our Features section that will take you to the
YouTube archives of both shows.
With that said, it's high time I
shut up and let you get to reading.
Title: CONCERTO show starts with new view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula
Courtesy: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit