Paul Levinson

About me

Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in NYC. His nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997), Digital McLuhan (1999), Realspace (2003), Cellphone (2004), and New New Media (2009; 2nd edition, 2012), have been translated into ten languages. His science fiction novels include The Silk Code (winner of Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel of 1999, author’s cut ebook 2012), Borrowed Tides (2001), The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003), The Plot To Save Socrates (2006, 2012), and Unburning Alexandria (2013) – the last two of which are historical as well as science fiction. He appears on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and numerous TV and radio programs. His 1972 LP, Twice Upon a Rhyme, was re-issued in 2010. He reviews television in his blog, and was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Top 10 Academic Twitterers” in 2009.

From my website

Da Vinci's Demons 2.5: Corn

Well, Da Vinci's Demons 2.5 last night moved from the celestial mathematics of last week's episode to about as mundane as you can get for science as the solution to Da Vinci's life-and-death problems.  On the verge of being killed by his Maya-like captors in the New World, his life…

Gravity: Exquisite Scale

I finally saw Gravity last night.  It's worth all the awards and nominations it's been receiving, including being on the just-announced finalist list for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, for the Hugo, to be presented at the World Science Fiction Convention in London this coming August.The scale was just right:…

Book Review: The Silicon Man by Charles Platt before Transcendence

With Transcendence opening in movie theaters today, I thought it was a good time to continue here with my posting of science fiction reviews I first published in the 1990s, this time of Charles Platt's The Silicon Man, first published in 1991, brought out in paperback in 1993, and reviewed…

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