Paul Levinson’s The Silk Code won the 2000 Locus Award for Best First Novel. He has since published Borrowed Tides (2001), The Consciousness Plague (2002), The Pixel Eye (2003) and The Plot to Save Socrates (2006). His science fiction and mystery short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar and Sturgeon Awards. His eight nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge (1997), Digital McLuhan (1999), Realspace (2003) and Cellphone (2004), have been the subject of major articles in the New York Times, WIRED and Christian Science Monitor, and have been translated into eight languages. He appears on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The CBS Evening News,” “Scarborough Country” and numerous national and international TV and radio programs. He is professor and chair of communication & media studies at Fordham University in New York City.