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A Really Large Topic

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One of the single most important individuals in the establishment of Blogcritics.org, John Scalzi, has some very exciting news:

    Today is the official release date for The Rough Guide to the Universe. That’s in the US, mind you; in the UK, it’s already been out for a month, and I’m mildly confused as to why every single Briton has not gone to purchase their own copy. Well, it’s early yet.

    ….Because I’m the author of the book, I got sent a number of author copies, most of which will be going to family and immediate friends, but to celebrate the release of the book, I thought it would be fun to have a little contest. So here it is: I will give one FREE, autographed copy of The Rough Guide to the Universe to the person who best completes this sentence:

    “The Universe is…”

    My personal answer to this is “The Universe is where I keep all my stuff,” but I’m sure you have your own personal insights on the matter.

    To provide your answer, just drop a line in the comments thread for this entry. Enter as many times as you like BUT the cut-off for entries is 11:59 pm EST Friday, May 16. I will pick the response I find the most interesting and announce the winner on May 19.

There are many fine answers already, check it out and buy the book. You live in the universe, don’t you?

My answer is: “the universe is a construct of our collective senses,” but that’s not funny or anything.

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  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    The universe is expanding faster than man’s ability to understand it.

  • http://www.whiterose.org/michael/blog/ Michael Croft

    The universe is.

  • http://www.templestark.com/blog Temple Stark

    Wow That’s not a hard question or anything is it?

    Here goes.

    “The universe is.”

    Isn’t that enough ?

  • http://www.whiterose.org/michael/blog/ Michael Croft

    Temple: jinx.

  • andy

    The Universe is:

    My personal playground, ho.

  • Perry Perdis

    The Universe is the only place where political flatulence might be perceived as a gift.

  • http://www.scalzi.com/whatever John Scalzi

    All very amusing, but remember: To qualify, you have to post in the comments thread at MY site. I know, it’s so arbitrary and unfair! What can I say. I’m just that way.