Space Opera

Space opera is a subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes romantic, often melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in space, generally involving conflict between opponents possessing powerful (and sometimes quite fanciful) technologies and abilities. Perhaps the most significant trait of space opera is that settings, characters, battles, powers, and themes tend to be very large-scale.

Also see Planetary Romance ,which has similarities.

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The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine #2)
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Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
Constitution (Legacy Fleet Trilogy, #1)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
Binti (Binti, #1)
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The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2)
Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
Nightchaser (Endeavor, #1)
By Darkness Forged (Seeker's Tales From The Golden Age Of The Solar Clipper, #3)
We Are Legion - We Are Bob (Bobiverse, #1)
All These Worlds (Bobiverse, #3)
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Consider Phlebas
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Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, #3)
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
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A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5)

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