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Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson

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PhD, New York University

Biography and Research Interests

His novelette, “The Chronology Protection Case,” was made into a low-budget short film, now on Amazon Prime Video. He appears on CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, the History Channel, and NPR.  His 1972 album, Twice Upon A Rhyme, was re-issued in Japan and Korea in 2008, and in the U. K. in 2010.  His first new album since 1972, Welcome Up: Songs of Space and Time, was released by Old Bear Records and Light in the Attic Records in 2020.  He reviews television in his blog, Infinite Regress, and international science fiction movies and television series for Future SF magazine. 

Dr. Paul Levinson's research interests include politics and media, freedom of expression, social media, television studies, popular culture, media evolution, ethics of media.

Selected Publications

Nonfiction Publications:

  • Fake News in Real Context (2016)
  • McLuhan in Age of Social Media (2015)
  • New New Media (2009, 2012)
  • Cellphone (2004)
  • Realspace: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age (2003)
  • Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millennium (1999)
  • The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution (1997)
  • Mind at Large: Knowing in the Technological Age (1988) 


Science Fiction Publications:

  • Chronica (2014)
  • Unburning Alexandria (2013)
  • The Consciousness Plague (2002, 2013)
  • New New Media (2009; 2nd edition, 2012)
  • The Plot To Save Socrates (2006, 2012)
  • The Pixel Eye (2003)
  • Borrowed Tides (2001)
  • The Silk Code (1999) (Winner of Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel)

Courses Taught

  • Freedom of Expression
  • Politics and New Media
  • Television and New Media
  • Targeted Writing
  • Writing Workshop
  • Communication and Technology
  • Propaganda and Persuasion
  • Interactive Media
  • Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
  • Digital Media & Public Responsibility
  • Internship Seminar


  • Science Fiction Writers of America