Descrição do produto
The Plot to Save Socrates on "10 Perfect Summer Reads Authored by NYU Alums" list.
Paul Levinson's astonishing science fiction novel is a surprise and a delight: In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics, is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future! Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the manuscript with the help of her classical scholar boyfriend, Max.
The trail leads her to time machines in gentlemen's clubs in London and in New York, and into the past--and to a time traveler from the future, posing as Heron of Alexandria in 150 AD. Complications, mysteries, travels, and time loops proliferate as Sierra tries to discern who is planning to save the greatest philosopher in human history. Fascinating historical characters from Alcibiades to William Henry Appleton, the great nineteenth-century American publisher, to Hypatia and Socrates himself appear. With surprises in every chapter, Paul Levinson has outdone himself in The Plot to Save Socrates.
Sobre o Autor
eight nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge
(1997), Digital McLuhan
(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 ten languages. New New Media
will be published in the summer of 2009. His science fiction novels include The Silk Code
(1999, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel)., Borrowed Tides
(2001), The Consciousness Plague
(2002), The Pixel Eye
(2003), and The Plot To Save Socrates
(2006). His short stories have been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Sturgeon Awards. Paul Levinson appears on "The O'Reilly Factor" (Fox News), "The CBS Evening News," "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (PBS), "Nightline" (ABC), and numerous national and international TV and radio programs. He reviews the best of television in his InfiniteRegress.tv blog, and was listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education
’s "Top 10 Academic Twitterers" in 2009. Paul Levinson is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City.