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.

New Releases Tagged "Space Opera"

The Disasters
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (The Salvagers #2)
By Darkness Forged (Seeker's Tales From The Golden Age Of The Solar Clipper, #3)
Skyward (Skyward, #1)
Firefly: Big Damn Hero
Navigating the Stars
This Splintered Silence
Renegades (Expeditionary Force #7)
The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine #2)
Skyward (Skyward, #1)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
Constitution (Legacy Fleet Trilogy, #1)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
Binti (Binti, #1)
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)
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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YA Space Operas
29 books — 3 voters

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32 books — 81 voters
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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)
Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Consider Phlebas
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, #3)
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
Pandora's Star
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1)
Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5)

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