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.

Blog Entry:

The New Web Site

I should get off my butt and launch this site, shouldn’t I?

13 responses to “The New Web Site”

  1. Steve Holley Says:

    Hi Paul,
    I just finished Walls of the Universe and I haven’t had that much fun reading in a long time. I’m a cop and I’ve been consigned to midnight shift for a couple of months - so I finished the book on duty. Slow, cold night. But if anything gets broken into tonight, it’s your fault. Really.

  2. Douglas R. Cobb (aka Professor Crazy) Says:

    I really enjoyed reading your novel The Walls of the Universe, and I wrote a review of it at the BookSpot Central website, at the following address, if you’d like to check it out: … -universe/


  3. Douglas R. Cobb (aka Professor Crazy) Says:

    That address didn’t come out exactly right — sorry — try: the-walls-of-the-universe/

  4. Jerry Laufer Says:

    I just finished Singularity’s Ring and can’t wait for the sequel. This was a fun story and is loaded with posibilities for continuing.

    Please tell me this story will continue.

  5. Kaiser Says:

    Do you have any plans to authorize Singularity’s Ring in digital format? A lot of us who read ebooks only these days are anxiously awaiting.


  6. Joel R Says:

    Hi Paul,

    I think Wall’s of the Universe will turn out to be a classic. I found the story vivid. I loved the characters. I’m looking forward to exploring more of the alternate universes you create!
    Keep up the good work.

  7. Michael A. Crane, Jr. Says:

    I just finished reading “The Walls of the Universe.” What a blast! I have not had that much fun reading a book in a long time.

    I do hope there will be more adventures with John and friends.

    Please do keep writing, regardless of what you decide to write about.

    I will be looking for a copy of “Singularity’s Ring” to read next.

    Best regards,


  8. Harris Says:

    Congrats on getting “The Walls of the Universe” optioned. That was the easy part, now comes the waiting…

  9. Mark Behringer Says:

    I enjoyed reading both Walls of the Universe and Singularity’s Ring. Thanks for the good stories. No pressure or anything, but I’m waiting for your next book - whatever it will be.

  10. Skygoose Says:

    I just got done reading “Singularity’s Ring”. I was in the hospital for a Staph infection and my TV didn’t work and I was getting tired of my music, so I asked a nurse if she had any games or books I could keep myself occupied with. I came across this book and read the back and was interested in it. I’m really into science fiction, however, I don’t read a lot. The first chapter had me hooked. It took me awhile to finish the book, but as I was nearing the end, I found it harder and harder to put the book down.

    Paul, with this being your first novel, it was awesome. It was like I was with the characters the whole way and felt everything they felt and thought. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your book.

    I’ve will be looking around for your others writings to read.

  11. Scott Godfrey Says:

    Just finished Singularity’s Ring. Great climax/starting point for another novel.
    Thanks for the great read.


  12. Michael Says:

    Just read Singularity’s Ring.
    It’s an amazing book.
    Only the last 1-2 chapters where a bit… quick.

  13. Bob Says:

    The universe duo of books were in my top ten of all time. Walls was magical and inspired. You need to write more of these series and introduce new characters but give us more of the old ones. Explore the technology more too. Excellent ideas and great writing

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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!

Short Stories:

The Summer of Seven

"In the summer of our fourteenth year, we weren't the only one to live with Mother Redd on the farm in Worthington. That was the year the Seven came to stay."

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Released under a Creative Commons License.

The Walls of the Universe

"John looked at this other John, this John Subprime, and decided he would be the one. He was clearly a Johnny Farmboy, not one of the Johnny Rebels, not one of the Broken Johns, so he would be wide-eyed and gullible."

Read for free at Asimov's

Nominated for the Sturgeon, Nebula and Hugo Awards in 2007. Originally published in Asimov's April/May 2006 issue.

Strength Alone

"Strength Alone" is part of a series of stories about an unusual branch of humanity. It is the first chapter of Singularity's Ring.

Read for free at Asimov's

Nebula Award Preliminary Ballot Nominee in 2005.


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