Tales on the Edge of Hope 5
Published on 2020-03-12
The world is a hostile place, indifferent to our hopes and desires, even to our survival. Only we can make the trials of our own existence relevant.
Issue 5 Table of Contents
This issue features Tales on the Edge of Hope.
An Infinite Number
Currently working on his Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, David’s wistful rumination sets the tone for our issue “On the Edge of Hope.”
Abundance and Convergence
The average person, even the reader of this positive, hopefully leaning publication would be hard pressed to admit the world is in a better place than ever before. Why so?
Contemporary Fantasy, Magical Realism, Fantasy
Author of nearly 100 stories, appearing in magazines from Analog and Galaxy to Space and Time, Scott Edelman is a master story-teller and editor. Answered Prayers takes us to a magical place.
But We're Still Alive, Arent' We?
Aditya loves the void and writes dark fiction and poetry, but is not alone in embracing DreamForge Magazine’s positive outlook in contradiction to his own dystopian views.
Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate History
Pterrors of the Caribbean
In this story of time travel and alternate history, pirates and pterosaurs combine to bring freedom to the multiverse, but it’s Deborah’s respect for the people of the past that shines through.
Fantasy, Mythic, Apocalyptic
Climbing the Motherman
We are lucky to present the first story in Henry’s unique vision of a post-apocalyptic world. The second Percher and Skink story, the direct sequel to Motherman - Witch of the Weave - was published...
Fantasy, Paranormal, Magical Realism
Yet another DreamForge enthusiast with a penchant for dark tales, Jamie brings us a story in classic “Twilight Zone” style with an opportunity for redemption in a backward ticking clock.
Summit Attempt is a metaphor for the pathfinder, the one who defies risk and hardship in order to kindle the fires of hope in others. May we each take on that mission for our communities and ourselves...
Science Fiction, Robots & AI
Matt Reiten has been a soldier, a scientist, and a loving dad. Robot Princess takes us to a place of awakening awareness, both for a doting A.I. and the young girl it cares for.
Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy
The Dryad's Smile
H. Orion Kim earned an M.Phil in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). Those creds are reflected in this touching tale of sheltering love.
Science Fiction, Time Travel
House of Bones
In a career that goes back to 1954, Robert Silverberg has published hundreds of science fiction stories and more than a hundred novels. We’re honored to reprint this tale of early humanity, which fi...
Illustrator Spotlight: Echo Chernik
An interview with award-winning illustrator, Echo Chernik, the Coordinating Judge for L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future.
Thank You Issue 5
We have so many people to thank! Founders, Kickstarter Heroes, Contributors, Friends, Family, and First Line Readers.
Meet Our Authors and Illustrators | Issue 5
Learn about the authors behind the great stories found in DreamForge Issue 5, Tales on the Edge of Hope
Author's Bookshelf | Issue 5
Our Author's Bookshelf features books from small press publishers and self-publishing authors. Support these authors and creatives!
Sci-Fi Saturday Night | Issue 5
Join The Dome, Kriana, and Zombrarian as they discuss science fiction, science fact, fantasy and whatever they think is cool, in between celebrity interviews.
If This Goes On | Issue 5
A new podcast featuring Cat Rambo, Alan Bailey, Rachel Renee, and Diane Morrison bringing hope to the world through Speculative Fiction.
Flatland Games | Issue 5
Support Flatland Games. Beautiful books for an easy-to-play roleplaying game where a gang of childhood friends go on adventures.
Meet a Few DreamForge Supporters
With Our Kickstarter this year, we offered some pledge levels the opportunity to have us post 100 words about them and their sci-fi/fantasy activities.