Paul's publishing history includes a short story in Dark Horizons, (The British Fantasy Society’s fiction magazine) about a farm that bred humans for meat. More recently a story of his was featured in issue 13 of Murky Depths magazine. This joyful piece was a satire on euthanasia entitled Do Not Resuscitate. In October 2010 one of his stories was included in the anthology Shoes, Ships and Cadavers: Tales from Northlondonshire. Edited by Ian Whates and Ian Watson with an introduction by Alan Moore.
By Paul Melhuish
Published: September 20, 2012 by
Face dark terrors and compelling adventures with a sly grin on your face, in these two novelettes and three short stories set in the same Skyfire universe as ‘Terminus’, the debut novel by Paul Melhuish.
Sii Terminus is just another space gannta, commanding a deep space cargo ship en route to the mysterious Thanatos system. But the dark world of Thanatos One is not dead, infested with nightmare creatures eager to feed on the souls of mortals.
The foul Thanaton race is spreading its evil throughout the universe once more. The fate of every world now rests in the hands of a drunken space loser.
For centuries the Skyfirean colonists have raped the planet of Babel and sold its trusting inhabitants as slaves. So with the planet's rightful owners coming home, the colonists cast around desperately for allies. But an alliance with the servants of the Destroyer is never going to end well...
Greyhart Press brings you Skyfirean cynicism combined with glimpses of hell.
After the photophobes are summoned into our dimension, what hope is there for the survivors? One man, at least, is prepared to strike back!
At 6,000 words (equivalent to about 24 pages in paperback) this Greyhart Press eBook is the perfect length to enjoy on your lunch break. Be warned, though, after reading this story you will want to the lights on for a long time.
Do the dead find rest? Sometimes, but not in the way you might think!
This Greyhart Press eBook is a short story, a perfect length to enjoy on your lunch break, or to complement a drink in your favorite coffee house. Be warned, though, you won't want to be on your own after you've read this story. Especially if you can smell parma violets!