Aphelion Issue 283, Volume 27
May 2023
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The Senior Editor's usual rants about whatever…

Serialised stories and Long Fiction

A Thousand Times
Robert Buckingham
"Sometimes, the distance between a coward and a hero can be measured by a beam of starlight."

Down by the River, Part 1 (of 2)
J. H. McKay
Vern wanted nothing more than to be able to live out the rest of his life in quiet seclusion. Then one night he was awakened by a shooting star coming down by the river. What he found the next morning seemed like nothing much, but before he knew it his life, and possibly much else, had been irrevocably altered.

Nightwatch: The Kindness of Strangers, Part Two
Jeff Williams
Time is changing. There's a timequake coming, something so drastic that all Simon knows of the future could be changed, and he is the only one who can prevent any further alterations from happening. If only he can find what is causing them…
A new shared universe series: Nightwatch, under the direction of Jeff Williams.

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Short Stories

Mind Jump
Matthew Scott Baker
The human body couldn't survive the stress of hyperspace travel. But the human mind could be transferred into something that could. And that's how Sarah and nineteen other volunteers ended up with their minds and bodies separated by hundreds of light years…

Sacred Spear
John M. Cowan
The patrol ship Veil was badly damaged and completely outgunned, and her commanding officer was new to the job. But the Apellian cruiser Sacred Spear had just blown away a supply ship and its crew, and only the Veil and her crew could even the score…

Six Lights Off Green Scar
Gareth Lin Powell
Once, Sal Dervish had been the wildest of the pilots who played the dangerous game of blind wormhole jumping. Losing his best friends (and one who was more than a friend) to something lurking on a derelict alien ship had broken him. Could he find the nerve to go back?

Six to Go
J. E. Deegan
Being mauled by the biggest tomcat he had ever seen changed Dennis Bonn's life forever. The wounds healed — but inside, he was different. And every three months, for one night, that difference came out to play — and hunt — and feed.

The Gray Hole
Gareth D. Jones
Dom Fraser was studying the behavior of particles that somehow escape from what some still call a black hole when he noticed something odd. There was a pattern there, a pattern that couldn't be natural. If only the others would open their eyes and see it!

The Mansion
Joe Vadalma
All Amber wanted was shelter from the stormy Maine night. The big house looked empty and had to be better than being outside in the middle of a Nor'easter. But the house wasn't empty after all …

The Shores of Night
George J. Condon
A dedicated doctor and nurse play cat burglar to obtain the drugs they need to treat the patients in their care who have been damaged by too much time in space. And that's the least of their problems.

Welcome to Skull Island
Bart Meehan
Stevy was being as contrary as only a small boy accustomed to manipulating his divorced parents could be. Still, Stevy's Dad clung to the hope that this trip to the most amazing theme park in the world would score major points in the ongoing favorite-parent race. After all, Stevy's Mom would never dream of taking the boy to see — Kong.

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Poetry and Filk Music

The Battle is Over
Thomas D. Reynolds

Music of the Cat
Robert Wynne

Terri Wachowiak

Daniel C. Smith

Articles and features

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