Thanks everyone for the many interesting entries in the contest to win The Rough Guide to the Universe. Here’s how it went:
Third Place: “The Universe is a very short poem.” Very clever. And linguistically not incorrect.
Second Place: “The Universe is ribbed for your pleasure.” This one cracks me up because, aside from comparing the universe to a condom, it’s also not entirely far from the truth: Thanks to quantum irregularities during early expansion of the universe, the universe’s matter distribution is, if not actually ribbed, certainly a little lumpy. However, it’s not likely that was done for our pleasure. Even so.
First Place: “The Universe is… the beta-test version of the biverse.” This would explain all too much about the way things are.
So, Sharon, e-mail me your address and I’ll send out a copy.
For everyone else, remember that I have at two more books coming out this year. We’ll be playing again.