Paul Levinson, PhD, is an author, professor, media commentator, and singer-songwriter. His first novel, The Silk Code, won the Locus Award for best first science fiction novel of 1999. Entertainment Weekly called his current novel, The Plot to Save Socrates, “challenging fun”. His nine nonfiction books have been translated in a dozen languages around the world, and have been reviewed in The New York Times, Wired, and major newspapers and magazines. Levinson appears on The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, MSNBC, and is interviewed every Sunday morning about the media on KNX 1070 all-news radio in Los Angeles. He is Professor Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in NYC.