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February 13, 2021

Pre-Order Now: The Worlds of Light and Darkness

From Uproar Books: The Worlds of Light and Darkness is a collection of the best speculative fiction from the pages of DreamForge and Space & Time […]
January 2, 2021

Recommended Reading 2020

20 Stories for 2020! DreamForge has 20 stories on the Tangent Online Recommended Reading list for 2020! FREE Stories, Free Registration, and a Special Deal for […]
November 25, 2020
DreamForge Issue 7

Issue # 7 | Hope of the Dreamers

Issue # 7 is On the Way! Today, Issue # 7 of DreamForge Magazine made it to the printer! That means it should ship around December […]
October 25, 2020
DreamForge Halloween

DreamForge Halloween

  DreamForge presents “Dark Visions,” Tales for Halloween. Enjoy our scary tales for FREE. We’ve got vampires, zombies, ghosts, and a visit with the Perfumer of […]
October 22, 2020
Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem

Deep in the guts of this book there’s a telling line: “He had long ago come to accept that fate was his to forge from life’s […]
August 22, 2020

Why We Didn’t Buy Your Story, Part 2

As I write this, we’re wrapping up story selections for Issue # 7. My previous thoughts on “Why We Didn’t Buy Your Story” came out after […]
July 19, 2020
Evolution Device by Lif Strand

Evolution Device

Exciting news! Lif Strand, who wrote the wonderful short “Being Me” for DreamForge Issue # 2 has a debut novel coming out on July 28 […]
July 12, 2020

Issue # 6 Sample

by Alexandra Seidel Illustrated by Rose Catherine Khan The roc arrived on the island like a bad case of the flu, with little warning and ample […]
July 12, 2020

Issue #6 Table of Contents

Issue # 6 – Among the Worlds of Hope Issue 6 becomes available on July 15th. In this issue we face rocs and pterosaurs, werewolves and […]
July 11, 2020
All the Universe in the Palms of Our Hands

Which Shall It Be?

The world has been coming to an end for a long time, for centuries if not for millennia. While the doomsayers wring their hands and point […]
July 10, 2020
Blundell in Command of Zodiaque

The Last Leg

By James Verran and Scot Noel The hull began to ring. It startled Zodiaque’s crew, sending them reeling from their bunks to push along tight corridors […]
December 22, 2019

Illustrating “Extremophile” by Frank Schurter

The cover for DreamForge Issue #4 is by Frank Schurter for the short story “Extremophile” by Robert Harpold. Frank is an amazing illustrator, teacher, and friend. […]
November 3, 2019
World View

DreamForge Issue 4

Table of Contents About the Cover Our cover is by Frank Schurter and accompanies Robert Harpold’s Hard SF tale “Extremophile.”  Frank’s art is meticulous and its […]
July 26, 2019
Hope for the Future

Hope Notes 1

Hope Notes 1 Why do we believe humankind is worthwhile? That today is better than the past, and the future of greater potential still? There has […]
January 9, 2019

Why We Didn’t Buy Your Story, Part 1

An Amazing Response At DreamForge, when we put out our first call for stories, we did so quietly, passing the word from friend to friend, writer […]
December 31, 2018

Dreamforge Intertainment Reunion

On Saturday, December 29th, 2018, a group of alumni of Dreamforge Intertainment met at the Keynote Cafe in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. What is special about Keynote Cafe? […]
October 28, 2018
Flash Fiction - A Stillness of Trumpets

A Stillness of Trumpets

by Scot Noel Some people swore the house was haunted, that the Madonna had appeared there on the day the angels drew forth their fiery swords […]
September 23, 2018
The Expedition, a Fantasy Novelette by Scot Noel

The Expedition | Chapter 1 | A Scribe Loses his Warm Bed

The Expedition is a novelette by Scot Noel presented in 4 parts. This Posting is Chapter One, A Scribe Loses His Warm Bed The air is […]
September 22, 2018
Auraun City

The Expedition | Chapter 2 | Breaching the Wall

The Expedition is a novelette by Scot Noel presented in 4 parts. This Posting is Chapter Two, Breaching the Wall Roald Emmerich, Expedition Leader At first […]
September 21, 2018
The Auran Dragon

The Expedition | Chapter 3 | The Auran Dragon

The Expedition is a novelette by Scot Noel presented in 4 parts. This Posting is Chapter Three, The Auran Dragon Rimmer Doge, Swordsman Before evening, I […]
September 20, 2018
Fortune Turns Against Us

The Expedition | Chapter 4 | When Fortune Turns Against Us

The Expedition is a novelette by Scot Noel presented in 4 parts. This Posting is Chapter Four, When Fortune Turns Against Us Cassan di Bucentar al […]
August 25, 2018
The Prespace Ship Jericho

Gatherer of Souls

by Scot Noel Surrounded by the tight walls of her ship, Christine sat in darkness, a gloom alleviated only by the soft green glow of channel […]
August 4, 2018

Restorations | Chapter 1 | A Game of Turkame

Restorations is a novelette by Michael David presented in 3 parts. This Posting is Chapter One, A Game of Turkame A time neared, a day when […]
August 3, 2018

Restorations | Chapter 2 | Patron of the Arts

Restorations is a novelette by Michael David presented in 3 parts. Chapter One is available as A Game of Turkame This Posting is Chapter Two, Patron of […]
August 2, 2018
Wall of ancient Frescoes

Restorations | Chapter 3 | Miracle of the Relic

Restorations is a novelette by Michael David presented in 3 parts. Chapter One is available as A Game of Turkame Chapter Two is available as Patron […]
July 25, 2018
Redwood Forest

John Steinbeck on the Origin of Life

“When, very late in the history of our planet, the incredible accident of life occurred, a balance of chemical factors, combined with temperature, in quantities and […]
July 7, 2018
Robot Holding a Baby Dragon

A Radiance in the Bone

by Scot Noel At three in the afternoon, when the day’s heat had achieved its zenith, two figures moved among the tents, mixing with the tourists, […]
July 7, 2018
Portion of Book Cover Art from Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys

Rogue Moon, a Novel by Algis Budrys

Years before Star Trek, Algis Budrys was thinking about transporters and considering the possibilities more deeply than many an adventure and horror writer who has called upon […]
July 6, 2018
Art for Snows of Darkness

Snows of Darkness

by James Verran and Scot Noel The winds of August came from the north.  The cold came too, early, thickening the swamps beneath a lowering sky. […]
July 6, 2018

My Hero, Heros Meum

by Scot Noel He awoke in the desert, buried in sand and glass and unaware of his name. The earth pressed upon him with unbearable weight […]
July 6, 2018
The Sentinels


by Scot Noel The things of his youth were there at the last, taking up station.  The things of his youth remembered all they had been […]
July 4, 2018

Founders’ Issue – Table of Contents

We did it! From our very first issue, DreamForge starts with some exciting tales, both Science Fiction and Fantasy. While we still have some stories and […]
July 4, 2018
Madwand Cover Art

Madwand, a Novel by Roger Zelazny

Madwand is a short novel by Roger Zelazny, and while not one of Mr. Zelazny’s best, it remains an entertaining fantasy. The plot of the novel is […]
July 4, 2018
Stormy Night With Moon

The Lost Soul

by Scot Noel It flapped like a wounded bird, struggling weakly at his approach.  Caught in lantern light and bounded by what the storm had left behind, […]
July 4, 2018
seeing the future

Future Blind

by Scot Noel It’s fun to write science fiction, to create characters of the future and calculate the effect of magical technologies upon them. During my […]
July 4, 2018
End of The World

End of The World

Is the End of Days Upon Us? Every generation sees its believers in the End of Days. Certainly, the destruction of Earth and extinction of the […]
July 1, 2018
Living Anomalocaris

Ghosts of the Ogygopsis

by Scot Noel The hauntings began with the ghost of Anomalocaris. Stalk-borne, compound eyes rose up from the layered steps of the Ogygopsis shale. A three […]
June 24, 2018

The Scholar

by Scot Noel She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door.  Behind her, ten thousand volumes lay sealed […]
June 24, 2018
Theoretical Science

What is a Theory?

by Scot Noel What is a theory, especially a scientific theory? And how controversial can they be? No doubt you’ve heard some authority proclaim “well, evolution […]
June 24, 2018

The Sever’d Link

by Scot Noel There was a child, a girl, hung by her neck from a pole on the outskirts of town. The pole was tall, and […]