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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New Releases Tagged "Space Opera"

Ocean's Echo
The Stars Undying (Empire Without End, #1)
The Last Hero (The First Sister Trilogy, #3)
Desire in His Blood (Brides of the Kylorr #1)
The Red Scholar's Wake
Convergence
Honor and Shadows (Starlight's Shadow, #0.5)
Station Eternity (The Midsolar Murders, #1)
Saga, Volume 10
The Spare Man
Path of Deceit (Star Wars: The High Republic)
The Akseli (Aldebarian Alliance, #4)
The Immortality Thief (The Kystrom Chronicles, #1)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)
Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, #6)
Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5)
Children of Memory (Children of Time, #3)
Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #2)
Elder Race
Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory (The Murderbot Diaries, #4.5)
Skyward (Skyward, #1)
Leviathan Falls (The Expanse, #9)
Cytonic (Skyward, #3)
Centers of Gravity (Frontlines, #8)
Only Bad Options (Galactic Bonds, #1)
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Transhuman Science Fiction
134 books — 170 voters
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Sci-Fi Fairytale Retellings
55 books — 62 voters

Imzadi by Peter DavidUhura's Song by Janet KaganSpock's World by Diane DuaneYesterday's Son by A.C. CrispinThe Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah
Best Star Trek Books
342 books — 258 voters
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Get Your Firefly Space Opera Fix
141 books — 33 voters

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Space Opera Erotic Romance
160 books — 111 voters
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Through Another's Eyes: Xenofiction
402 books — 191 voters

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)
Dune (Dune, #1)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
Caliban's War (The Expanse, #2)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, #3)
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4)
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5)
Shards of Honour  (Vorkosigan Saga, #1)
The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency, #1)
Pandora's Star (Commonwealth Saga, #1)

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