Aphelion Issue 295, Volume 28
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Hello and welcome to the August 2022 issue of Aphelion!

Sorry this issue is a day late, but we'd run out of web space and I couldn't fix that until  today during business hours at  Aphelion's ISP. We should be good to go for a while now. Since we are late, I'm not going to get long-winded with the editorial.

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 - 4th place, Top E-zine Editor - tied for 5th place, Top Fiction E-zine - 4th place, Top Poetry E-zine - 5th place, and Top 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.

My publisher has asked me for a second collection of Mare Inebrium stories, as well as asking me to edit an anthology of Mare stories by other authors. If you have any way to get in contact with any of the writers of our Mare Inebrium Shared Universe stories, please do and tell them I need to talk with them. Most especially Wishbone, but everyone else as well. I've gotten several positive responses from writers I am still in contact with, so things look fairly good at this point. If you're  Mare Inebrium writer still visiting Aphelion after all this time, please do get in contact with me through e-mail or Facebook Messenger. We have a lot to talk about!

The online streaming shows I'm in; "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. There is also McKayla Jade's "Tidbits And Scribbles" on alternate Monday nights. It's basically a Writer's Panel, by writers, about writing. Lots of good topics covered in it. Look up McKayla's YouTube channel to find the show. I'm a guest panelist there--as often as I can be...

With all that said, it's high time I shut up and let you get to reading. 

Enjoy yourselves,




Title: The region of Orion’s Belt and the Flame Nebula

Courtesy: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin