Monday, January 7, 2013

Today's profile on noted author Paul Levinson!

In today's author profile, we feature Paul Levinson, author of eight absorbing non-fiction books, as well as Sci-Fi titles and short stories.

Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City. His eight 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 ten languages.

His science fiction novels include The Silk Code (1999, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel), Borrowed Tides (2001), The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003), and The Plot To Save Socrates (2006). His short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards.

Paul Levinson appears on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), "Nightline" (ABC), MSNBC, NPR, and numerous national and international TV and radio programs.

His 1972 LP, Twice Upon a Rhyme, was re-issued on mini-CD by Big Pink Records in 2009, and was re-issued in a vinyl remastered re-pressing by Sound of Salvation/Whiplash Records in December 2010 and again in September 2012.

He reviews the best of television in his blog, writes political commentary for Mediaite, and was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Top 10 Academic Twitterers" in 2009. The Silk Code was reissued as "author's cut" ebook on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo in August 2012. Levinson intends to reissue all of his science fiction - novels and short fiction - as author's cut ebooks in 2013, along with new novels and stories.

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