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Indian culture is very complex. The names and characteristics of Indian royalty varies from state to state. To create a royal name you will need to answer several questions. What is the period your character is set in? This is important because names have evolved over the years. TL;DR. I will restrict my name choices to a particular part of North India. ...


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There are no watertight definitions when it comes to fantasy, the Gothic, and science fiction. In my personal opinion (which, though educated, is still only a possible reading), the best way to approach this is through Tzvetan Todorov's definition of the fantastic. In a nutshell: - if the world remains as you know it and everything is explainable within the ...


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Here is what I hope is a sufficient short answer: Science Fiction and Fantasy both change or add some aspect to our world. The general difference is that, in Science Fiction, the new aspect (like interstellar space travel or aliens) could exist, following the laws of the world we live in. It also usually has a technological theme/tone. Fantasy usually ...


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In urban fantasy style fiction with multiple supernatural characters, is it understandable to the reader if race names of each group are a combination of stereotypical species names (such as 'vampire' or 'fairy') with made-up names or regular names that have been altered somehow? A quick example for the sake of my question could be spelling fairy as ...


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Here is a generator for Hindu names. http://fantasynamegenerators.com/hindu_names.php You can pick among hundreds - names and family names.


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Try asking for suggestions in the NaNoWriMo ("National Novel Writing Month") sub-forum "Appellation Station" or at the Livejournal community devoted to fact-checking for writers "Little Details" . I found out about both of these via the answers people here kindly gave to this question, which was about resources for real-world research generally. When ...


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Possibly, this might be better off on Worldbuilding. Either way, what do you mean by a feeling of many races/cultures? Even in Tolkien's world, the races did not mix a great deal, nor did people move around on a global scale. You could use a similar mechanism - the main protagonist, being human, has, of course, heard of the other races, but hasn't had a ...


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In your mind the barrier is. Hmm? Bad Yoda jokes aside, aside from hard core rigid genre-ists (think Tolkein fan fiction) everything is a continuum. You could call Peter Pan a space opera in a way. It's an epic with space travel, but generally it's more of a fantasy. Similarly the Cameron movie Avatar is a clash of a science fiction Earth culture and a ...


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In simplest terms, the narrative of a space opera must occur primarily in space, and it must contain some concept of events that affect a multitude of planets. Fantasy (again, in simplest terms) just means containing elements of the fantastic (what most people would consider magic or the supernatural). The line between the two is blurry (as most things ...



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