Guys!! It’s just 15 days until DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS comes out and to celebrate, I’m doing a giveaway of my very last arc!
Even though, as the title suggests, a lot of this book is about Mars, there is another planet that is really important to the story: PLUTO. As we all know, Pluto has been through a lot recently. Since it’s discovery in 1930, it was basically just minding it’s own business, enjoying it’s distinction as the ninth planet in our solar system, until 2006 when the International Astronomical Union decided to redefine their definition of “planet.” Under this new classification system, Pluto was demoted to “dwarf planet” status. [For a full discussion of the IAU’s decision, click HERE]
This all happened ten years ago, but judging by the number of tee-shirts available on both sides of the controversy, some of us still seem to be processing our feelings on the matter:
So, TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY: Please leave me a comment and tell me if you are TEAM PLUTO or TEAM IAU.
TEAM PLUTO: We believe that Pluto should not allow a group of scientists on a planet far, far away to arbitrarily define it’s identity. Stand strong, Pluto! You’re still a planet in our hearts.
TEAM IAU: We believe that if the tender feelings of a small chunk of rock have to be sacrificed in the name of scientific progress, then so be it. Deal with it, Pluto. Move on with your life and stop complaining.
Your chances of winning the arc will not be effected by which team you choose – I’ll be picking the winner at random. So be honest!
You have until noon (Central Time) on Friday, January 22 to pick your team! (US only please). Good luck!