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 InfiniteRegress.tv blog, and was listed in The
Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Top 10 Academic Twitterers” in 2009.