So now that I’ve been reworking Alone: King of One, I think I have a problem with my title. The word “King.”
According to Mr. Webster…
Main Entry: king
1 a : a male monarch of a major territorial unit; especially : one whose position is hereditary and who rules for life b : a paramount chief
This is what people think of when they read the word King. Well my book doesn’t have a monarch in it, nor does it have any jousting swords, or dragons.
So I’m going to throw a few Title ideas out there and see what the peanut gallery thinks.
We Are Not Alone: Genocide
The “We Are Not Alone” evokes UFO imagery immediately putting the book in the Sci-Fi zone where it belongs, but also might push it into the Roswell conspiracy zone. Where it doesn’t really belong, even though there is a bit of flavor of it it’s not the main focus of the story. Genocide evokes imagery of conflict and death. Which are also part of the story but not the main focus either. This title might keep people away from it because they might not want to
We Are Not Alone: Xenocide
Now the problem with this title is Orson Scott Card apparently created the Xenocide word, but apparently one can not copyright one word. but if I can use it it would put the title even further into the Sci-fi genre.
So what do you all think about the titles?