What is "Starcrosser Landfall"?

Before Nightside the Long Sun was released, the planned title for the series was Starcrosser Landfall.

An artifact of this earlier title can be found in the first book's Library of Congress information!

One might postulate that Starcrosser Landfall was a somewhat awkward title that doesn't let you know that there is any connection to Wolfe's acclaimed and successful Book of the New Sun. Was Wolfe pressured to change it for commercial reasons? Or was the Starcrosser title initially forced on him? Probably not, but it's happened before.

All in all it's not a very good title anyway.

But it reveals some interesting things:

Exodus from the Long Sun contains a passage that sheds additional information on the whole issue. Possible minor spoilers!
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