Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson

My novel The Silk Code won the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 1999. My other science fiction and mystery novels include Borrowed Tides (2001), The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2014), The Plot To Save Socrates (2006; Entertainment Weekly called it "challenging fun"), Unburning Alexandria (2013), and Chronica (2014). My short stories have been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Nature, Buzzy Mag, and other leading magazines, and have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards. "The Chronology Protection Case" (Nebula nominee, 1995) was made into a short film by Jay Kensinger, now on Amazon Prime, and a Finalist in the Movies4Movies Film Festival Summer 2017. Nine nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997), Digital McLuhan (1999), RealSpace (2003), Cellphone (2004), and New New Media (2009, 2nd edition 2012) have been the subject of major articles in the New York Times, Wired, the Christian Science Monitor, and have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Arabic, and ten other languages. I co-edited Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion in 2015. My short books McLuhan in an Age of Social Media (2015), Fake News in Real Context (2016), and Cyber War and Peace (2017) are published on Kindle and in paperback and continuously updated. I appear from time to time on MSNBC, Fox News, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, NPR, BBC Radio and other TV and radio programs - I like talking just as much as writing. I'm also a songwriter, and have been in several bands over the years - one (The Other Voices) had two records out on Atlantic Records in 1960s. My 1972 album Twice Upon a Rhyme (on HappySad Records) was re-issued on CD by Beatball/Big Pink Records in 2009, and on re-pressed vinyl by Whiplash/Sound of Salvation Records in 2010. I was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Top 10 Academic Twitterers" in 2009, and review the best of television on my Infinite blog. Last but not least: I have a PhD in Media Ecology from New York University and am Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.

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    • The Plot to Save Socrates

    • By: Paul Levinson
    • Narrated by: Mark Shanahan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    In the year 2042, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialog of Socrates in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not perfect, but enjoyable

    • By Sher on 05-18-07

    Regular price: $17.46

    • The Chronology Protection Case (Dramatized)

    • By: Paul Levinson
    • Narrated by: Mark Shanahan, Full Cast
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The radio play of "The Chronology Protection Case" was adapted by Mark Shanahan with Paul Levinson, based on the novelette by Paul Levinson which first appeared in the pages of Analog....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More please!

    • By Jim on 12-22-05

    Regular price: $10.47

    • The Consciousness Plague

    • By: Paul Levinson
    • Narrated by: Mark Shanahan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    From of the author of The Silk Code, winner of the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Novel, comes another intriguing blend of science fiction and hard-boiled police-procedural mystery....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed Feelings

    • By Carl on 09-09-04

    Regular price: $24.47

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