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Space Opera

Space Opera is a sub-genre that is usually set mainly in outer space and often deals with large scale events and themes. The definition has changed over time and used to represent really bad scifi, now though it's usually defined as dramatic, heroic and large scale with much of the story character driven (hence the term space opera, like soap opera). It's also probably the broadest and most popular category to fall into.

Books Reviewed

  • Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Coyote by Allen Steele
  • Death Drop by Sean Allen
  • Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Endymion Omnibus by Dan Simmons
  • Excession by Iain M Banks
  • Fallen Dragon by Peter F Hamilton
  • Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Guardians of Paradise by Jaine Fenn
  • Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
  • Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  • Inversions by Iain M Banks
  • Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Look to Windward by Iain M Banks
  • Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Outies by J R Pournelle
  • Pandora's Star by Peter F Hamilton
  • Poseidon's Wake by Alastair Reynolds
  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  • Startide Rising by David Brin
  • The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F Hamilton
  • The Confederation Handbook by Peter F Hamilton
  • The Empire by Elizabeth Lang
  • The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • The Naked God by Peter F Hamilton
  • The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F Hamilton
  • The Player of Games by Iain M Banks
  • The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F Hamilton
  • The Rebel Worlds by Poul Anderson
  • The Recollection by Gareth L Powell
  • The State of The Art by Iain M Banks
  • Use of Weapons by Iain M Banks
  • Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • The Ion Raider by Ian Whates
  • Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi
  • The Bastard Legion by Gavin Smith
  • Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds
  • Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio
  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
  • Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
  • Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear
  • Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray
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