Alien names

Alien names

I had decided on the genre, Sci-fi. Of course, that meant alien planets, alien beings. The problem that hit me straight away, irrespective of whether I liked it or not, was that aliens probably aren’t called John Smith and planets need to be something other than Mars....
A Dreadful Error

A Dreadful Error

So, there I was. I had got that first sentence on the page; even thought of a decent name for my protagonist. I checked out the word count for a decent size sci-fi novel; somewhere between 60-100 thousand words seemed to be consistent, certainly in so far as the...