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)
Toxic
The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine #2)
Skyward (Skyward, #1)
Binti (Binti, #1)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
Constitution (Legacy Fleet Trilogy, #1)
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
Through Fiery Trials (Safehold, #10)
Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
Home (Binti, #2)
The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)
All These Worlds (Bobiverse, #3)
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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Her teeth clattered together like banging cymbals. Her fingernails glowed white, and her heart stuttered over two beats. “Input. It. Now.” “Done!” Let go, Nika. All you have to do is let go. She focused on her fingers, which seemed to be glued to the conduit, and directed every conscious process to willing them apart millimeter by— —she flew backward across the room and slammed into what remained of a wall.
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I cried tears of anger. Then came drunken tears, drunken laughter and the familiar state of intoxication that lasted till I fell asleep. In my sleep, I felt the ship take off and giggled drunkenly, deciding to blow that planet up along with daddy. Feeling pity for Eeristan, I fell into asleep.
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