News in Mel's World

The original "Cronyn and Justice" novella, "The Sea Was as wet as Could Be" is now available for Kindle from and in Audible Audio from

The Sea Was as Wet as Could Be link


Three of Mel's books have been printed in brand new trade paperback editions from Wildside Press.

Wildside Press Link

The Return of Captain Conquer
Dangerous Hardbolied Magicians
The Planeoid of Amazement

Captain Conquer Link         Dangerous Hardboiled Magicians Link         Planetoid of Amazement Link

Wildside Press is an independent publishing company located in Maryland, USA. It was founded in 1989 by John Gregory and Kim Betancourt. While the press was originally conceived as a publisher of speculative fiction in both trade and limited editions, it has broadened out somewhat since then, both in content and format. It now publishes mysteries and nonfiction, as well as eBooks and magazines. Wildside Press has published approximately ten thousand books through print on demand and traditional means. The company has published work by a number of contemporary writers, including Paul Di Filippo, Alan Dean Foster, Esther Friesner, Mel Gilden, Paul Levinson, Nick Mamatas, Vera Nazarian, Brian McNaughton, Paul Park, Tim Pratt, Stephen Mark Rainey, Alan Rodgers, Darrell Schweitzer, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

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