About the Cover
Our cover art this issue, by Jane Noel, shares the title of the story it accompanies: Walker in Leaves. The end of an age or of a species need not come in violence or terrible judgment. It may come instead like the passing of a season, and just as the darkness of winter follows the glories of summer, so too the spring of a new age and a new species may await.
By Mary Soon Lee, Illustration by Jane Noel
Winner of the Rhysling and Elgin Awards in speculative fiction poetry, Mary starts us off with a vision of immense power, freedom, aspiration, and destiny.
By Scot Noel
Editor Scot Noel discusses hope and our human heritage, challenging our readers, quoting H.G. Wells "...It is this or that: all the universe or nothing...Which shall it be?"
By Lauren C. Teffeau, Illustration by Elizabeth Leggett
“After all, the Order’s business is not one of comfort, not when we’re often all that stands between monsters and the people we’ve sworn to protect.”
By Jane Lindskold, Illustration by Hugh Ebdy 
Art brings meaning to our lives and to the world, an essence more enduring than life and more powerful than death. A meaning born from memory.
By Jean Martin, Illustration by Cassandre Bolan 
At twenty, Masha fought the Nazis at Leningrad. Half a lifetime later, when a vampire comes to her adopted Pittsburgh neighborhood, there will be blood.
By Paul Dellinger, Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
Does the world today seem a bit uncertain, even chaotic? Meet the man responsible, then decide for yourself whether he made the right choice.
By Chris Sumberg, Illustration by Jane Noel
Only in 2012 did scientists finally agree that nonhuman animals are conscious beings. Now, empathic behavior has been demonstrated in insects. Yes, it’s true!
By Scot Noel, Illustration by Jane Noel
Our species will one day fade into extinction. Just as we craft our own meaning from the world, let us too create our own sapient successors.
By Dr. Eric Leif Davin, Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
By any measure, the world of 82 years ago was a much darker dystopia than the one we inhabit today. What can we learn from it?
By Tom Sheehan, Illustration by Mark Zingarelli & Jane Noel
91-Year-old accomplished author Tom Sheehan was kind enough to say “I had a good feeling about you, Scot, and I still have it.” Back at ya, Tom!
By Sarena Ulibarri, Illustration by Rick Antolic
Free range cattle ranching in a spiral tower, ideologically driven rustlers, and a friendship at the breaking point. Can sustainable ranching reach for the sky?
By Terra LeMay, Illustration by Jane Noel
Hope has many facets and few are sweet and satisfying. In Glass Roses, Terra LeMay delivers an addictive vision of the longing for a better life.
By Barbara Barnett, Illustration by Frank Schurter
This fun tale of love and decay after the Zombie Apocalypse shows us that when the world ends, we just need to get on with it!
By Steven Brust & Skyler White, Illustration by John Blumen
A fantasy of fun, wit, and life-long love. It’s titled “Smith’s Point,” but I might have called it “How I Met Your Grandmother and Other Perilous Magical Adventures.”
By Scot Noel
Editor Scot Noel talks about how DreamForge Magazine came to be.
35 Years of L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future: An Interview with Coordinating Judge, David Farland

By Scot Noel

Editor Scot Noel interviews David Farland (aka Dave Wolverton) about the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and his career in writing.
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