Paul Levinson, PhD

Paul Levinson, PhD

Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in NYC.

His science fiction novels include The Silk Code (winner of Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction

Novel of 1999), Borrowed Tides (2001), The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003), The

Plot To Save Socrates (2006), Unburning Alexandria (2013), and Chronica (2014) – the last three of

which are also known as the Sierra Waters trilogy, and are historical fiction as well as science fiction. His

stories and novels have been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Edgar, Prometheus, and Audie

Awards. 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

twelve languages. He co-edited Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel

and Religion in 2016. He appears on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, the Discovery Channel, National

Geographic, the History Channel, NPR, and numerous TV and radio programs. His 1972 LP, Twice

Upon a Rhyme, was re-issued in 2010. He was President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of

America, 1998-2001. He reviews television in his blog, and was listed in The

Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Top 10 Academic Twitterers” in 2009.