Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson's novels include The Silk Code (winner Locus Award, Best 1st Science Fiction Novel of 1999) & The Plot To Save Socrates. His nonfiction including Fake News in Real Context has been translated into 15 languages.

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  • Paul Levinson
    Published 3 years ago
    Review of 12 Monkeys 3.8-10

    Review of 12 Monkeys 3.8-10

    The concluding three episodes of the penultimate season 3 of 12 Monkeys on the SyFy Channel last night -- soon to be rebranded in all caps -- was as good as the first seven, which is to say, superb indeed, and you can put that in all caps any time.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 3 years ago
    Review of 12 Monkeys 3.5-7

    Review of 12 Monkeys 3.5-7

    A superb, punching, philosophic triad of episodes 3.5-7 of 12 Monkeys last night, with Jennifer's most memorable line coming in 1953, "a thing for Asimov". This has almost nothing to do with the story, but it's meta-beautiful, since Asimov's The End of Eternity -- from around three years in the future, in 1956 - has always been, to my mind, at least, since the day I first read it back in 1959, the best single time travel novel ever written.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 3 years ago
    Review of 12 Monkeys 3.1-4

    Review of 12 Monkeys 3.1-4

    12 Monkeys returned Friday night with the first four episodes of its third season, and they were superb indeed -- in fact, I'd say the best episodes in the series so far.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 3 years ago
    Review of Frequency Epilogue

    Review of Frequency Epilogue

    Frequency -- the CW time-travel series, based on one of the best time-travel movies of all time -- was unceremoniously cancelled a few weeks ago. Truthfully, the series had a lot of flaws, and probably deserved to be cancelled, but I was sorry to see it go, anyway. Part of that was, as you should know from reading my reviews here, I really like time travel. Part of that was, well, there was more Frequency story to tell.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 3 years ago
    Review of Oasis

    Review of Oasis

    I caught the pilot for Oasis last month on Amazon Prime. It definitely has possibilities.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 3 years ago
    Review of Travelers

    Review of Travelers

    The premise of Travelers -- people from the future coming back to save our world from devastation, by changing the past, and traveling via insertion of their minds into the 2016 bodies of people who are on the verge of dying -- is something we've seen before in time travel, notably in 12 Monkeys (save the world), Quantum Leap (mind from the future jumping into present bodies), and Air Raid/Millennium (bodies on the verge of death). Travelers even feels a little like Trancers (1984) -- which is to say, very welcome, since Trancers is one of my all-time favorite low-budget time-travel series of movies -- but the actual story and stories of the new Canadian series, streaming since late last year on Netflix, has twists and turns and an appeal all its own. And, in the end, it's altogether outstanding.