Paul Levinson, PhD, is a Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in NYC. His science fiction novels include The Silk Code (Tor Books, 1999; winner of the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel), Borrowed Tides (Tor Books, 2001), The Consciousness Plague (Tor Books, 2002), The Pixel Eye (Tor Books, 2003), The Plot To Save Socrates (Tor Books, 2006), Unburning Alexandria (JoSara MeDia, 2013), and Chronica (JoSara MeDia, 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 novelette "The Chronology Protection Case" was made into a short movie, now on Amazon Prime. His nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (Routledge, 1997), Digital McLuhan (Routledge, 1999), Realspace (Routledge, 2003), Cellphone (St. Martin's Press, 2004), New New Media (Pearson, 2009), McLuhan in an Age of Social Media (Connected Editions, 2015), Fake News in Real Context (Connected Editions, 2016), and Cyber War and Peace (Connected Editions, 2017), have been translated into twelve languages. He co-edited Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion (Connected Editions, 2016). He has appeared 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 blog, and was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Top 10 Academic Twitterers" in 2009.