55 Essential Space Operas from the Last 70 Years

BIV

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55 Essential Space Operas from the Last 70 Years
by T.W. O'Brien/
May 17, 2017 at 11:00 am
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John Harris art equals space opera.

What makes a science fiction story a space opera? Well, it needs to take place in space obviously, though not necessarily all of the time. Hanging out solely in an arcology on a climate-blasted Earth, or even in a domed city on Mars, doesn’t cut it. Actually, the more space the better; though there are certainly exceptions, a good space opera should span a galaxy or two, or at least a solar system. And an opera has to be grand and dramatic –battling empires, invading aliens, mysterious ancient technology, and grand, sweeping story arcs.

Here are 55 science fiction stories from the last 70 years that make the cut.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/55-essential-space-operas-last-70-years/
 

Mags

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I'd forgotten about CJ Cerryh. I may have to reread some of those.
 

BIV

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I'd forgotten about CJ Cerryh. I may have to reread some of those.
Lots of things in this list I need to check out.

CJ Cerryh has been one of those authors I keep telling myself I'm going to check out.
 
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Five is more like an essential number, 55 sounds more like an entire genre.
 

Falldog

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Five is more like an essential number, 55 sounds more like an entire genre.
There's gotta be at least 300 books that sum up all those universes.
 

Mags

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Lots of things in this list I need to check out.

CJ Cerryh has been one of those authors I keep telling myself I'm going to check out.
Faded Sun series was pretty good.
 

BIV

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Five is more like an essential number, 55 sounds more like an entire genre.
They did break it down into eras, which is nice.
 
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