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.


Paul has written three novels to date. SINGULARITY‘S RING, his debut novel, won the Locus Award for best new novel and the Compton Crook Award for best first novel. It has been translated into Japanese, German, and (soon) Czech.

His second novel is THE WALLS OF THE UNIVERSE, published in February, 2008. It was a pick of the Science Fiction Book Club and has been translated into French, German, and (soon) Portuguese. The novel was optioned by Aron Warner of Strange Weather.

The sequel to his second novel is called THE BROKEN UNIVERSE and is scheduled for release in June of 2012.

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