Paul Melko

Paul’s fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. SINGULARITY'S RING, his first novel, was released from Tor in February 2008 and a science fiction collection, TEN SIGMAS AND OTHER UNLIKELIHOODS, was released from Fairwood Press in March 2008. His work has been nominated for the Sturgeon, Nebula, and Hugo Awards in 2007. His second novel, THE WALLS OF THE UNIVERSE appeared in February 2009. It was optioned by Aron Warner of Strange Weather. The sequel to WALLS, THE BROKEN UNIVERSE was released in June of 2012.

The Broken Universe


THE BROKEN UNIVERSE begins with the conclusion of the first book in the series, THE WALLS OF THE UNIVERSE. John, Grace, Henry, and John’s doppelganger have been trapped in a parallel universe while they try to build dimension-hopping transfer device. It takes them six weeks and when they finally get back to their home universe, they find that the Alarians have had time to exploit John’s work on his homemade transfer device.

John and his team have got to stop them before they use the transfer device to unleash themselves upon the multiverse. Along the way, John, Casey, Henry, and Grace recruit an army of their doppelgangers to help them build a transdimensional company.

Book at Tor’s site

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Latest News:

Refrigerator magnets for the new book have arrived. If you want one, let me know, and I’ll get it to you. While supplies last!

I’ll be on Writers Talk May 14th and 16th. Hear me talk about myself.

Here’s a link for the Walls book signing!


The Broken Universe

A group of unverse-hopping entrepreneurs build a transuniversal company, until the multiverse police find them. Learn More

The Walls of the Universe

A cross-universe adventure story of a teenager lost among worlds! Will he ever get home? Learn More

Singularity‘s Ring

The debut novel from a exciting new voice in SF about what happens after ninety percent of humanity leaves Earth. Learn More

Ten Sigmas & Other Unlikelihoods

This far-ranging collection, featuring 12 reprints, highlights Melko‘s adaptability as he shifts from multiple universes to caped crusaders and from captured aliens to pet cats. Learn More


March 6, 2012: OSU Barnes & Noble in Columbus, Ohio

May 22, 2012: THE WALLS OF THE UNIVERSE mass market edition release at the OSU Barnes & Noble in Columbus, Ohio

June 29, 2012: THE BROKEN UNIVERSE release at the OSU Barnes & Noble in Columbus, Ohio