# Did You Know March 30 Is International Give Away an ARC of Fuzzy Nation on Whatever Day?

It totally is! I have a proclamation from the United Nations and everything! Actually, it’s not from the UN, it’s from my cat. And he didn’t so much proclaim it so much as stare at me unblinkingly with his implacable predator eyes. But that’s not important now. What is important is that I’m giving away an ARC of Fuzzy Nation here on Whatever. Today. March 30. 2011. I will even sign and personalize it for you, you lucky, lucky dog, you.

How can you win it? Easy:

1. I have thought of a number between 1 and 1,000 and told it to my wife WHO DOES NOT LIE for third party verification of that number.

2. In the comment thread, guess which number I thought of.

3. If you guessed right, you win!

4. You can only guess one number, and you can only guess once.

5. If two people post the same correct number, the first person who posted it wins (if two people post the same wrong number, then, well. You’re both wrong).

6. If no one picks the number, the closest number to the number I picked will win. In the event that there are two people picking numbers equidistant from the winning number (i.e., one higher, one lower), the winner will be the lower number. Because I said so, that’s why.

7. Contest open until 11:59:59pm Eastern, March 30, 2011.

8. I’ll announce the winner sometime tomorrow.

So: Pick a number.

### 1358 Comments on “Did You Know March 30 Is International Give Away an ARC of Fuzzy Nation on Whatever Day?”

1. Sounds like 278 would be the optimal guess to me :)

2. My guess is 538

3. 572

4. My guess? 418 (not that you’d stoop to using your wife’s birthday as a way of ingratiating yourself yet again…)

5. Pi

6. 354

7. Keith

728

8. 772

9. 897

10. I’m going to go with pi.

11. This prime choice: 691

12. 428

13. 666

14. steve davidson

47

(I’ve re-read the Fuzzy canon in preparation)

15. 697

16. 432

17. 637

18. is it 623?

19. Ummm…739?

20. 262

21. 457

22. Is it 223?

23. I guess 642.

24. The number is 583.

25. Errr 731

26. 701

27. 367

28. 374

29. 517.

30. 99

31. 647 shall be my guess, and my guess shall be 647.

32. 732

33. 113

34. 001

As in “Sector” as in “Earth” as in “We will assimilate your culture.”

35. 481…

36. 37

37. 673

38. 181, and not a penny over.

39. 392

21

41. 634

42. 330

43. 383!

44. 562

45. 735

46. 42

47. Stephanie Young

I like 451

48. 740

49. 526.

50. 472

because I said so

51. 264

52. Assuming by “numbers” we mean “integers”..

6

53. I’m going with 412

54. 974?

55. Nina

44

56. 467

57. 537

58. 777

59. My guess is 778.

60. John P. Murphy

401

61. According to my precise and arbitrary calculations based on arbitrary mind control factors… 313!

62. 869

63. 273

64. constance

6

65. 143

66. 594 (thanks, random.org!)

67. 7

69. 376

70. I’ll stick with my number, but I wanted to say \$1 because I love it when people win the price is right’s contestants row with that.

71. 736

72. 782, on the nose.

73. 732

74. 149

75. 632

76. There’s no chance it’s- 123.

77. Dan Hirschman

387!

78. I’ll stick with 472, but I wanted to say \$1 because I love it when people win the price is right’s contestants row with that.

79. 1

80. 510.
That’s what I would have picked.

81. Kevin

777

82. 227

83. 653

84. 602

85. 192

86. 131

87. 227

88. 239

89. 0421

90. 274

91. 510 (aka Fuzzy Nation release day)

92. 852

93. 23!!!!

94. 345

95. 842

96. 853

97. 222

98. 582

99. I know regular expressions!

^([0-9]|[1-9][0-9]|[1-9][0-9][0-9])\$

Legitimate guess, Benford’s Law-compliant: 123.

100. 461.

101. There is only one number equidistant between 1 and 1,000, that is 500.

Please send me my book now, I am almost finished with my other one and need something to read.

102. 222

103. 333

104. 247

105. 242

Because it’s twice as good as 42. In certain numbering systems.

106. 101

107. 414!

108. 202

109. Damn it @ #149 by Jason. You beat me by seconds.

110. 804

111. 599

112. 779

113. I’ll say 768

114. 500

115. 510

116. 1

117. Crap. I just saw 510 was taken. I’ll say 509 (Midnight release?)

118. She’s real fine (my 409).

119. 6

120. Chelsea

516

121. Opps, 1 is taken, 600

122. My random number generator says: 327

123. 446

124. 430

125. My number is 88.

126. 656

127. 304

based on the number of pages in the hardcover according to amazon

128. 912

129. 846

130. 291

131. 542

132. 279

133. 256

134. Rob Evans

1000!

135. 996.

136. 245

137. Put me down for a 561 please!

138. 749

139. 391

140. I was going to say 867, but I see that is already taken. I will go with 7 instead

Again, my number is 7.

Also, I just got around to reading Zoe’s Tale yesterday. I am glad I added it to my library!

141. 99

142. 923

143. 231

144. 415

145. My number shall be 899

146. I’m going with 27 as the number.

147. 342

148. 689

149. 276

150. 217

151. 393

152. It is number 1, and I’ll even tell you why – because that was Little Fuzzy’s number. :)

153. 741

It’ll be interesting doing a stat plot of the guesses vice the actual number.

154. 821. Good luck to me!

155. Random guess … 742!

156. 368
John is the best!

157. 19

158. 826 is still free, so that’ll be mine then.

159. 759.

I think I can, I think I can…

160. Kate

479

161. I’ll go ahead and guess 189.

162. Gavin

Gavin says 189

163. 878

164. 369

165. I’ll say 358.

166. 521!

167. Erin Thompson

286

168. 582

169. 799

170. I’ll guess 997.

I didn’t look at any of the previous comments, either.

171. 978

172. Here’s my guess for the key to the Fuzzy Nation review copy:
64
(03+30+20+11).
thanks for giving us suckers a chance.

173. bill

232

174. 702

175. 337

176. 255

177. My guess is 404.

178. My guess is 499

179. 729

180. 119

181. 384

Thanks!

182. 254

183. 382 obviously

184. I somehow feel quite sure it’s 327, but since that’s already taken (damn!), I’ll go with 857.

185. 632

186. 742

187. 872

188. Made my friend pick the number, so it’s her fault when I lose: 738

189. 520

190. ONE DOLLAR!!!

Wait, I mean… 397.

191. 237!

192. Three, the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

193. 723.

194. Gonna go with 496

196. My 3d10 think that it’s 543.

If they win, I’ll read the book aloud to them.

197. I humbly submit the number 12.

198. 713, which is my birthday.

199. 309

200. 386

201. 942

202. I’ll go with 711.

203. 330

204. 224

I hope…

205. 467

206. 427

207. rach

42

208. 591

209. 12

210. Shedrick

127!

211. 3

212. 410

213. Holy crap there are a lot of numbers! I choose 217.

214. 617

Because it’s The Hub of the Universe (or so I’ve been told)

215. 639

216. 329

217. 641

I love you! (kiss kiss). I love your wife! I love your daughter! I even love your cat and his predatory stare!

(and I mean this is in a totally non-creepy way!)

218. Jamie Brown

4

219. 444 – Lucky Dog!

220. 783

221. 143

That’s definitely it.

222. 813

223. 57

224. 473.

225. 427

226. 6

227. 13

228. 370

229. 998. For sure.

230. It’s a book, therefore I guess 451

231. 163

232. 117

233. 233, of course!

234. 2

235. 51

236. 714

237. 210

238. 288

239. Isabel

555 :)

240. 141

241. 271

242. 816 has been good to me before.

243. Dave H

668 – the Neighbor of the Beast.

244. 117

245. 343

246. 480

247. #567

248. Paula Rosenberg

313

249. 337

250. 98.

251. 333 because it is the number of atoms in a hokfusine molecule

252. 332

253. I’m going with 277. Because it’s as awesome as I am.

254. My first 4 guesses were already taken, so.
992

255. 646

256. 593

257. 393

258. 364

259. i’m guessing 346 ?

260. 627

261. 675

262. 841

263. 886

264. I’ll say 823.
Me want some fuzzy!

265. Dawn Wolfe

222 even though you’re not old enough to remember it, but I love the symmetry of the number.

266. Ummmm…728

267. 764

268. 587

269. My guess is 80
I requested #80 for ST press’ special edition of Zoe’s tale. If I win there is something cosmic going on!

270. 666 (just to be wicked)

271. 334

272. 532

273. 324. Because my first several choices were already taken.

274. 403

275. pi

276. 962

277. 659

278. 888

279. My top two choices already taken, so #18

280. 312

281. 38

282. 389.

283. 616

284. 404

285. I’m liking 281 :)

286. 604

287. 781

288. 435

289. 443

290. 497

Just skimmed through many comments before I realised I could ctrl-F my number …

291. 745 FTW!

Well, probably not, but…

292. 243

293. 805

294. 815

295. 416.

296. 314. I like pie, too.

297. I’d guess 1223 (Athena’s birthday) but that doesn’t work. So I’ll say 223.

298. 997
Although I probably should choose a number that Daisy can bark out, just as an extra confirmation of your beautiful wife’s veracity. But the existence of such a back-up plan was not mentioned in the text, so 997.

299. 768

300. I’ve just realize that number 3 was already taken :( (fist guess post #329 )
my new guess is the number 111

301. 517

302. 384

303. 859

304. 956.

305. 105

(My son’s birthday is 5/10/2000 … but as that # has already been picked (! Left Coast penalty !) I’ll go w/ another version of it & hope for the best.

Good luck all!

306. 419

307. 241?

308. 235

309. 2

Which has the advantage that nobody else has picked it, anyway. ;)

310. 789

311. 62!! (I think I likely don’t have a chance. Fun to play anyhow.)

312. 810 – (changing from my comment # 452)

313. 724. Because Ctrl-F tells me no one else has guessed it yet…

314. 623

315. 424