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How to Build Your Own Secret Universe

by Elizabeth Ryan 


Tags: Great Writing, universe, space, science, Cream City Review, Elizabeth Ryan,

ccrDaniel Hudon has a charming piece in the current Cream City Review, in which he offers his suggestions on how to make a universe—a serious universe. “We’re not talking about building some quaint little microcosm,” Hudon writes. “We’re talking about building a top-of-the-line big-ass universe—with exploding stars, black holes, and things that go bump in the night.”

What’s the rush? Only the possibility that our universe could be reduced to little more than a bunch of black holes in billions of years. And, “while it’s possible that black holes could be portals into other hitherto unknown universes,” Hudon says, “Stephen Hawking isn’t betting on it, and you shouldn’t either.”

So herewith, he offers a few things to keep under consideration if you’re so inspired:

Source: Cream City Review (article not available online)