...engagingly humane and commonsensical.
Albert Borgmann, author of Holding on to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium
...a rich, original, and sophisticated work that will be rewarding reading both for science fiction enthusiasts and for professionals in the history and sociology of science and technology.
Edward Tenner, author of Why Things Bite Back
...a lucid argument for injecting new passion into the exploration of outer space.He is one of our very best writers on technology because he presents the big picture.
Michael Heim, author of The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality
About the Author
Paul Levinson's The Soft Edge (1997) and Digital McLuhan (1999) have been the subject of major articles in The New York Times and Wired and have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and six other languages. Digital McLuhan won the Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship, and Levinson's science fiction novel The Silk Code won the 2000 Locus Award for Best First Novel. Additional science fiction novels include Borrowed Tides (2001) and The Consciousness Plague (2002). He has appeared on 'Inside Edition', CNN, The History Channel, CSPAN, Fox News, NPR, the BBC, and the CBC. He was President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, 1998-2001, and is Professor and Chair of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.