Aphelion Issue 279, Volume 26
December 2022/January 2023
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November Short Stories

The Man Who Broke Time
by Susan Anwin
It’s so irritating when the antique store has a “you break, you get tossed outside of time” policy.

The Stampede of the Razor Deer
by Walter Esselmann
Three friends must hunt, Pacifist-style. What does that even mean?

The Radical's Proposal
by David Kavanaugh
A Grandpa and his Granddaughter chat about Earth’s fate over the Voyager space probe.

Service Call
by Linda Phillips
Magic is easy. But fixing the cable?

The Potter
by Dimitrije Medenica
Where is the divide between a craftsman and his work?

Best Mare Inebrium Tales from Our First Twenty Years

Never Friday
By Greg Barozzi
"When the two Captains of the Silver Moon return to the Mare Inebrium, Max isn't very glad to see them. But they buy their way into Max's good graces with a large credit chip, and a sad story. After all, in the Mare Inebrium, a story to tell is as valuable as hard currency..."

Flash Crowd
By Dan L. Hollifield, Bill Wolfe, Lester Curtis, J. Davidson Hero, and Jaimie Elliot
"Any cop can tell you that if you interview a dozen witnesses to a single crime, you'll wind up with a dozen different versions of what happened."

A Space War To End All Space Wars
By Sergio Palumbo
"Wars can be fought on many fronts, using many different weapons. Sometimes, even the most paranoid of warriors forgets that wars don't always have only two sides."

Concerto For Spies
by D. J. Rout
Of all the gin joints in all the worlds...