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

Black Sails 3.3: Gone Fishin'

A superb, jam-packed episode of Black Sails 3.3 last night, in which my favorite scene was -Flint and Silver hauling in that shark, against all odds, and saving the day and the crew on the verge of starvation.  It was another great Flint vs. the sea scene, with Silver more…

Downton Abbey 6.7: Sneak Preview Review

Herewith a preview review of the next episode of Downton Abbey - 6.7, the next-to-last episode of the series! - to air on PBS next Sunday. It was a strong, possibly pivotal episode.  In what follows, I'll talk in generalities, and mention no specific people.  But if you prefer not…

I Voted for Obama in 2008 Primary, This Year I'll Be Voting for Hillary

The Democratic Party is fortunate indeed to have two impressive candidates this year.   It was similarly fortunate in 2008.   Hillary Clinton was one of those two impressive candidates in 2008. She's running again this year.   In 2008, I voted for Barack Obama in the New York State…

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