This isn't a logo for an organization or a single product, it's a brand identity for a fictional universe.
Black Ocean is a space fantasy series, blending futuristic space opera with magic as the means of "faster than light" travel.
The series caters to space opera and fantasy readers/listeners (audiobooks are our biggest sellers) who want a snarky, fun read. No hard science fiction here. Black Ocean was Orville before Orville was itself.
There is one full, published series of 16 books, a second series of 4 books in various stages of launch, and a third series in production.
Black Ocean is the equivalent of "Star Trek". The original series just goes by "Black Ocean", just as "Star Trek" did when it first came out in the 60's. Other series will be essentially a subtitle.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" or "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" is the branding equivalent of "Black Ocean: Astral Prime" or "Black Ocean: Mercy for Hire".
Star Wars does an even better job of using their wordmark in a consistent way.
We're looking for a series brand that's distinctive. It can have visual depth, but also needs to work as a single color. Any wordmark and icon should stand alone as separate branding artifacts, as well as work together.
The wordmark also shouldn't be just a "sci-fi font"--we want real, trademarkable branding.
It needs to work on a book cover as the name of the series.
It needs to work on a t-shirt or a mug or a sticker.
It needs to work on a business card that we can give to someone interested in learning about the series for business partnerships.