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.

New Releases Tagged "Space Opera"

The Medusa Chronicles
Admiral (Evagardian, #1)
War Factory (Transformation #2)
Shattered Spear (The Lost Stars, #4)
Star Wars: Kanan, Vol. 2: First Blood
Rebel (Vicky Peterwald, #3)
Phase Shift (Chaos Station, #5)
Chains of Command
Star Wars: Vader Down
Visitor (Foreigner, #17)
Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)
Saga, Volume 1
Saga, Volume 5
Saga, Volume 3
Seveneves
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
Bloodline (Star Wars)
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
Beacon 23: The Complete Novel (Beacon 23 #1-5)
Cibola Burn (Expanse, #4)
Caliban's War (Expanse, #2)
Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Chains of Command
Binti (Binti, #1)
The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffreyIn His Majesty's Service by Naomi NovikEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardOut of the Silent Planet by C.S. LewisDragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
Clean Science Fiction/Fantasy Books
15 books — 4 voters
Architects of Destiny (Cadicle #1) by Amy DuBoffBonds of Resolve by Amy DuBoffEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardSerpent's Gift by A.C. CrispinThe Galaxy Game by Karen Lord
Space School
7 books — 6 voters

Gabriel's Ghost by Linnea SinclairGames of Command by Linnea SinclairFinders Keepers by Linnea SinclairAn Accidental Goddess by Megan Sybil BakerMercenary Instinct by Ruby Lionsdrake
SFR-NON EROTIC
66 books — 29 voters
Foundation by Isaac AsimovDune by Frank HerbertRingworld by Larry NivenConsider Phlebas by Iain M. BanksOld Man's War by John Scalzi
Space Opera classics
32 books — 14 voters


Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
Caliban's War (Expanse, #2)
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1)
Revelation Space
Pandora's Star
Abaddon's Gate (Expanse, #3)
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
The Warrior's Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga, #2)
The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
The Reality Dysfunction (Night's Dawn, #1)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)


Lois McMaster Bujold
Lois McMaster Bujold Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
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G.S. Jennsen
We’ll go along with it for now. Valkyrie, keep close watch and be ready to swoop to the rescue.” ‘Hopefully swooping will not be required, nor rescue. But I am ready to do both.’ He squeezed her hand. “Alex?” “I’m ready, too.
G.S. Jennsen, Dissonance

G.S. Jennsen
Alex screamed and lashed out at the points of light from within, desperate for something tangible to rage against. Caleb wrapped his arms around her from behind and coaxed her out while glaring at the Metigen in loathing. Then he lessened his hold on her to a single hand. Together they turned their backs on the alien and began walking away.
G.S. Jennsen, Dissonance

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