February Short Stories
Machines at Ellison
By Glenn M. Diamond
When the world ended,
they found safety; now it was time to leave that safety.
By Annie Percik
Sometimes being a lowly
customer service rep had its perks.
By Thomas A. Mays
Eva's parents made her a robot dog, like that's going to make up for everyone abandoning her.
a Matter of Time
By Karen Heslop
A famous scientist
brings his wife back to life, and changes the course of humanity.
By George T. Philibin
When humans decide to
build a colony on Mars, they find more than they expected.
By Matthew Harrison
Tanya just wants to make
sure employees at the company are happy, even when they're let go.
By Carmenn Alexander King Kocznur
He has one goal: to save
his people; but the madness may kill him first.
***A Mare Inebrium Tale***
By Sergio Palumbo
When vigilante justice comes to the Mare Inebrium, it doesn't go well for anyone involved...
Short Stories from Our First Twenty Years
Best of 1997:
Devil They Knew
By Frederick Rustam
When a stranger arrives, a family fears the worst.
By Thomas Allen Mays
Liam spends his time memorizing his Copilot's instructions.
Mist Leaves Scars
By W. Fraser Sandercombe
Malcolm didn't mind his neighbors at first, but enough is
Best of 1998:
By Kate Thornton
It was supposed to be an easy run, but then Vinnie decided to
smuggle a dragon's egg.
of the Lost Dog
By Andrew and Ilona Gordon
What would you do to avoid the dogs of hell?
By McCamy Taylor
In the process of catching a serial killer, Estavan learns the
Wait, there's more!
to Tyra Tanner. Her story below took a Top Ten Award for Best Science
Fiction & Fantasy Short Story at the Predator & Editor's 2016 Reader's Poll,
which marked the third straight year an Aphelion-published short story
achieved this honor.
By Tyra Tanner
Don't listen to the