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Aphelion Editorial 020

January 1999

by Dan L. Hollifield

Hi folks! I'm still snowed under withhouse-buying/furniture-moving/utility-transfering stuff and can't contribute much to new issues of Aphelion yet. Nevertheless, I have been reading each issue since entering that limbo known as "The 15 year mortgage"- kicking and screaming all the way, you can rest assured!

Right off the bat I'd like to thank each member of the Editorial Mafia for jumping in and doing more than their fair share of work in keeping Aphelion running. Jeff, Cary, Martin, Kim, and Rob have all been busting their collective butts to bring you the best fiction on the web while I've been doing nothing more strenuous than signing papers, moving 1200 sq. ft. of belongings, and killing kudzu in my new back yard.

Sure, my name is at the top of the masthead.

Sure, I began Aphelion and ran it as a one-man operation for the first year and a half.

Sure, I wanted to bring you readers the best stories that the internet had to offer.

But guess what? I could have never pulled it off by myself. Ever.

So here we all are at the January '99 issue of Aphelion and about to embark on our 3rd year of speculative fiction. Actually, I never dreamed that we'd come so far so fast. I couldn't have written this wild a story! Aphelion keeps climbing higher in the Top 100 Webpages list, the stories keep getting better, the look of the zine keeps improving, readers actually use the Lettercol, and sometimes the writers even get some fanmail! Sheesh! Some of the writers have even sold some of their work! Now that's my idea of success for a webzine!

I suppose that the gist of what I'm saying is that my "little webzine" has grown into something great and that I owe it all to the staff and yourselves, the readers. Thank you all for what you've done.

Now its time for me to shut up and let you get to reading. But I want you all to know that you've made me proud.



1999 Dan L. Hollifield

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