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

Hell on Wheels Finale: From Rail to Sea

A most fine and satisfying finale to Hell on Wheels tonight, with Bohannon doing just what I'd hoped and predicted (see my previous reviews) in the end:  taking a boat to China to find Mei.It wasn't that hard to predict, but was still very good to see.  Being a Union…

Tyrant 3.3: Double Death

Whew, we were treated to two unexpected deaths in Tyrant's powerful episode 3.3 earlier this week.   Neither was expected, only one was deserved.Let's start with that deserved death.  By all rights, Jamal should have died from that attack at the end of last season.  It was surprising he survived.…

12 Monkeys 2.13: Psychedelic -> Whole City Time Travel

An altogether superb season 2 finale to 12 Monkeys Monday night, which I haven't seen until now because I was focused on the GOP Convention in Cleveland, where, come to think of it, Trump was a little reminiscent of The Witness when he first entered the stage on Monday night,…

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