In the light of my recent T.S. Eliot blogging, I appreciate the reference on the cover, to "The Hollow Men":
This is the way the world endsJudging from the contents list, most of the means by which the world could end are bangs--asteroids, comets, supernovae, gamma-ray bursts; however, as Phil asserts, despite all of the ways the universe is trying to kill us "you always have to keep in mind that we're still here." At least long enough for me to read this book, I hope.
Not with a bang but a whimper.