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My SF world teaser

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve worked for a long time on a world for my science fiction series of stories.  I’ve got a bit of news about it.  It has a name!  I’m not going to say the name, but I’ll give you a bit of information.

The star is real, and it’s a G-type star similar to the sun, though only 3 billion years old.  It’s the brightest in its constellation, and is a candidate for the search for Earth-like planets.  It is known by its Bayer designation, though it has a lesser-known Arabic name.  I will be using the Arabic name of the star for the sun’s name.  I have a list of names for five of the planets at this time.  The names of the planets are linked to the historical and mythological story of the constellation. The feature planet’s name comes from the alternate name of the constellation.  The name has already been used for a minor body in the solar system, so that may or may not give you an idea what it is.

Can you guess the name of the planet or star system?


Story planning, so much in my head

There’s so much going on in my mind right now, I don’t know where to start.  Over the past 3 or 4 weeks, I’ve been developing my stories quite a bit, mostly in my head.  The first short story is becoming more fleshed out in terms of plot, but that’s not what’s been on my mind recently.

I was debating whether to write a series of three short stories or combine them as a novel.  Well, I will be writing a novel using those three stories.  They all flow from one to the other, so it is a continuous storyline leading to a single conclusion.  It’ll be written in three Acts, one leading into the other.

Another thing occupying my mind right now is the planet’s name, as well as what to call the star and other planets in the system.  The star will use its somewhat obscure Arabic name, while the planets will be related to the constellation’s mythology and history.  Here’s a little teaser:  the star is a G type main sequence star that is about 3 billion years old.  It may seem too young for life, but there’s no reason to believe that life could develop faster on some worlds than on others. There could have been some catalyst that caused rapid evolution at a much earlier time than on Earth.  So, if you can guess the name of the star, you win my admiration.