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 PlotTo 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, the Christian Science Monitor, and have been translated into eight languages. He appears on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," "Scarborough Country" (MSNBC), the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), 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. Note on fees: PL's fees (or lack of) are determined by variety of factors, including the nature of the host (non-profit or corporate?), whether PL's books will be available for sale at the event by a bookseller (that's a plus), whether there will be press or media coverage of the event (that's a plus, too), etc.