Screen Name: PaulLevinson1
Overview: author (5 science fiction novels, 9 non-fiction books on history and future of media); media commentator (guest on O'Reilly Factor and numerous tv and radio shows); professor of communications; podcaster
Biography: My 1999 novel The Silk Code won the Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel. I have since published Borrowed Tides (2001),
The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003), and The Plot
To Save Socrates (2006). My science fiction and mystery short stories
have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards.
My nine nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997),
Digital McLuhan (1999), Realspace (2003), Cellphone (2004), and New New Media (2009) have been the subject of major articles in the New York Times, Wired,
the Christian Science Monitor, and have been translated into ten
languages. I appear on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News),
"The CBS Evening News,"
the PBS "News Hour," "Nightline' (ABC) and
numerous national and international TV and radio programs. I'm Professor of Communication
& Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City. My InfiniteRegress.tv blog, started in 2006, reviews every episode of 24, Bones, Dexter, Heroes, House, Lost, True Blood, and other great television. My Levinsonnews.mevio.com podcast reviews these same shows. I was included in the "Top 10 high-flying" academic Twitterers by The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2009.