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"

Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1)
The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3)
The Worst of All Possible Worlds (The Salvagers, #3)
Demon in White
Every Sky a Grave (The Ascendance Series, #1)
Chaos Vector (The Protectorate, #2)
Annihilation Aria (The Space Operas, #1)
Goddess in the Machine (Goddess in the Machine, #1)
Queen's Peril (Star Wars)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5)
Binti (Binti, #1)
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1)
Skyward (Skyward, #1)
Starsight (Skyward, #2)
Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, #2)
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
The Last Emperox (The Interdependency, #3)
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Children of Time (Children of Time #1)
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SciFi Harem
36 books — 28 voters
Pets in Space by S.E. SmithTryfling Matters by Jenn ThorsonThe Rowan by Anne McCaffreyDamia by Anne McCaffreyCatseye by Andre Norton
Space Operas with cats
110 books — 26 voters

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky ChambersGyrfalcon by Anna ButlerZenith by Arshad AhsanuddinThe Caphenon by Fletcher DeLanceyThe Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
LGBTQ Space Opera
89 books — 17 voters

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

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G.S. Jennsen
A flood of emotions broke across Nika’s expression. “If this doesn’t work, I don’t know what else to do. I fear we’ll lose Namino forever.” Dashiel gave her the bravest, most confident smile he could conjure. “Then let’s make sure it works.” “Right. Okay. The Concord fleet is standing by. The Kat fleet is standing by. Our tiny little DAF fleet is standing by. Even a few hundred Taiyok vessels are standing by, gods thank them for their overwrought sense of honor. Perrin and Katherine are standi ...more
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Now I need to tell you all the information I desperately wanted to tell you last night at the party, but kept my mouth shut for Dad’s sake.” Miriam set her teacup on its coaster and folded her arms atop her desk to give Alex her full attention. “You went to NGC 55 and observed some Rasu.” “Some Rasu? Yes, I most definitely observed ‘some’ Rasu.” “And what did your observations tell you?” “That we should go back to Aurora.
G.S. Jennsen, Continuum

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