Blinks: Slates reviews; Starship symposium; Jeanne Beckwith; Paul Levinson

» Slate’s Book Review: Jenny Hendrix reviews three novels by Sjón; Annalee Newitz reviews Nathaniel Rich’s Odds Against Tomorrow

» UC San Diego’s Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents symposium Starship Century, May 21-22, with Freeman Dyson, Neal Stephenson, Gregory Benford, Joe Haldeman, and others

» A new play by Jeanne Beckwith, Shot in Baghdad, will be presented in a staged reading in San Francisco, May 14

» Paul Levinson has published Unburning Alexandria, sequel to The Plot to Save Socrates