The Pixel Eye was originally published by Tor Books in 2003, and was praised by The New York Times ("the nuttiness of the premise and the grittiness of the near-future New York ambiance are equally appealing"), Library Journal ("Levinson's latest novel featuring the resourceful and wise-cracking D'Amato delivers another satisfying mix of hard-sf intrigue and detective story set in New York City"), and reviews in numerous other places.
Squirrels are spying on us in the park. Mice may have organic bombs set to go off in their brains. Holograms are taking the place of real people, some of whom are deceased. Phil D'Amato investigates a case that pits civil liberties against national security as he seeks to ward off a major terrorist attack on near-future New York City.
Like the JoSara author’s cuts of The Silk Code, The Consciousness Plague, and The Plot to Save Socrates, this new edition of The Pixel Eye restores bits of my original wording lost to copy-editing. But it also contains significant updates in the world inhabited by forensic detective Dr. Phil D'Amato. The NSA existed in 2003 but was not often in the headlines. It plays a significant role in this 2014 edition of The Pixel Eye.
Also note that although The Pixel Eye is my third novel detailing the cases of Dr. D'Amato (after The Silk Code and The Consciousness Plague), it is an entirely standalone story, not a sequel, and can be read before the first two novels.
The new ebook edition of the novel has a specially commissioned cover by Joel Iskowitz, who designed the covers for The Silk Code, The Consciousness Plague, The Plot to Save Socrates, and Unburning Alexandria ebooks, and whose designs have appeared on stamps around the world, US coins, and murals.
I again chose JoSara MeDia because this small, savvy publisher did such a good job with The Silk Code, The Consciousness Plague, The Plot to Save Socrates, and Unburning Alexandria ebooks, as well as the Unburning Alexandria paperback published last summer. JoSara MeDia has published award-winning authors in multiple formats, including print, eBook, and enhanced eBooks as iPad and Android applications. JoSara MeDia also works with non-profit organizations, such as the Texas State Historical Association, assisting them with strategies and solutions to get their content available in these multiple formats.
- "The nuttiness of the premise and the grittiness of the near-future New York ambiance are equally appealing" - The New York Times
- "a breezily chilling story ... enough to send a shiver down most readers' spines" - Publisher's Weekly
- "a thoroughly enjoyable book, extremely readable, and brave" - SF Weekly
- "D'Amato is a charming narrator and an intriguing character" - Cinescape
- "Levinson's latest novel featuring the resourceful and wise-cracking D'Amato delivers another satisfying mix of hard-sf intrigue and detective story set in New York City" - Library Journal
- "Levinson's descriptions of the unique hustle and bustle of New York City are right up there with Jeffery Deaver's." - MyShelf.com
- "The Pixel Eye, much like Orwell's 1984 and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, presents a chilling vision of the future that hits way too close to home for comfort . . . a thought-provoking book that should be on anyone's reading list." - Royal Library