Actually, I agree with T.J. Hawkins. Redirecting them to the correct forum is one thing, but could we PLEASE all try to act like civil adults about it, and not 12-year old bullies tackling a nerd in a school hallway? I know what it is to be a struggling author trying to attract attention to your work.
I've been following these forums for a couple of months now, and people's reactions to self-promoters here have irritated me a lot more than the self-promoters themselves have. I'm sorry if I've offended anyone by saying that, but I'm tired of seeing this again and again and saying nothing. And, at risk of encouraging spammers, I'd rather see a little bit of constructive criticism than just insulting their work.
To the original poster, in the unlikely event you're still following this... since I see your main character is a magician, just call your story "fantasy" (or "science fantasy") instead of "science fiction" and people will stop complaining about the bad science. I enjoyed the TSR "Spelljammer" books, and they were fun specifically because they had outlandish astronomy like this.
That said, I'm afraid this looks very much like a "first book." So keep at it, keep writing, read as much as you can in your chosen genre to get a better feel for it, and ask writing advice from people whose opinions you respect. Good luck.
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