Science fiction heroes who tried to abuse patent law

If you're smart, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about visiting other universes or traveling through time is "file a ton of patents." After all, just because someone else invented something, doesn't mean you can't patent it, if you get there first. Reverse-engineering is still a kind of engineering,… » 2/10/11 3:39pm 2/10/11 3:39pm

Why a universe-hopping entrepreneur may be your next big hero

We loved Paul Melko's The Walls Of The Universe for its clever take on alternate universes. So we're excited that the sequel is finally coming, plus a movie version from the makers of Shrek. Melko told us what to expect. » 9/14/10 6:20am 9/14/10 6:20am

Paul Melko: We Will Always Need Heroic Stories

SF Signal asks up-and-coming author Paul Melko (whose The Walls Of The Universe we reviewed here) whether the ways people consume mass media are influencing pop culture. And he says: » 8/31/09 4:00pm 8/31/09 4:00pm

Alternate Universes Are Big Business

Stories about alternate universes always get stuck on the big things — the Nazis win, the South wins — so it's refreshing to read Paul Melko's universe-hopping novel, which sweats the small stuff. » 12/11/08 4:35pm 12/11/08 4:35pm