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Discussion: An Army of One, Autism in SF
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 13th, 2013 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hmm...

A quick search online reveals that many people are using "An Army of One" as a title, including on things for sale, and that it predates military use. So that part probably is not a problem.

Another flaw that I didn't think about before this, however, is that searching "An Army of One" will probably not put my poetic series on the first page of search results like, say, "Kung Fu Robots" does. So it occurs to me that a subtitle might help clarify what I'm doing here, without losing the subtle implications and easy recognition of a famous phrase.

What do folks think about "An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space" as a series title?
msstacy13 From: msstacy13 Date: January 13th, 2013 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

It's always good to check.
As I understand it,
the main reason anyone defends a trademark aggressively
is that the right to do so is lost the first time you fail to.
So, yes, if it's appearing in other titles uncontested, you're safe.

And I think the, ummm, subtitle(?) is an improvement.
You retain the original catchiness while giving some insight.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 14th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

Thank you for the input!
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