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Space Opera is a subgenre of Science Fiction where the story takes place largely in outer space, usually on a space ship.

Updated July 17, 2023
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All systems red
Wells, Martha
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Alex Award Winner: 2018 Locus Award One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017 A...
Children of time
Tchaikovsky, Adrian
Adrian Tchaikovksy's award-winning novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among...
The collapsing empire
Scalzi, John
*2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL**2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL* "John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today." --Joe Hill, author of The Fireman The first novel of a new...
The first sister : a novel
Lewis, Linden A.
Combining the social commentary of The Handmaid's Tale with the white-knuckled thrills of Red Rising, this epic space opera follows a comfort woman as she claims her agency, a soldier questioning his allegiances, and a non-binary hero out to save the solar system. ...
Illuminae
Kaufman, Amie.
For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.    "A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." --Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen This morning, Kady...
Leviathan wakes
Corey, James S. A.
From a New York Times bestselling and Hugo award-winning author comes a modern masterwork of science fiction, introducing a captain, his crew, and a detective as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Now a Prime Original series....
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Wayfarers Series, Book 1
Chambers, Becky.
The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, Hugo Award winner for Best Series! Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space--and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe--in this light-hearted debut space opera...
A memory called empire
Martine, Arkady
Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019 A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and "Not...
Ninefox gambit
Lee, Yoon Ha
The first installment of the trilogy, Ninefox Gambit, centers on disgraced captain Kel Cheris, who must recapture the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles in order to redeem herself in front of the Hexarchate. To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a...
A pale light in the black
Wagers, K. B.
The Expanse meets the Battle Room in Ender's Game as K. B. Wagers brings us the rollicking first entry in a unique science fiction series that introduces the Near-Earth Orbital Guard--NeoG--a military force patrolling and protecting space inspired by the real-life mission of the U.S...
Provenance
Leckie, Ann
An ambitious young woman has just one chance to secure her future and reclaim her family's priceless lost artifacts in this stand-alone novel set in the world of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Imperial Radch trilogy. Though she knows...
Space opera
Valente, Catherynne M.
2019 HUGO AWARD FINALIST, BEST NOVEL The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets the joy and glamour of Eurovision in bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente's science fiction spectacle, where sentient races compete for glory in a galactic musical contest...and the...
Terminal alliance
Hines, Jim C.
In his hilarious new sci-fi series, Jim C. Hines introduces the unlikely heroes that may just save the galaxy: a crew of space janitors. The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. However, they happened to arrive after a mutated plague...
To sleep in a sea of stars
Paolini, Christopher
Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Winner of Best Science Fiction in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of...
TRANSLATION STATE
LECKIE, ANN
The mystery of a missing translator sets three lives on a collision course that will have a ripple effect across the stars in this powerful novel from a Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author. "There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can...
Unconquerable Sun
Elliott, Kate
"Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best--but Elliott does it even better."--New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie New York Times bestselling author Kate Elliott brings us a thrilling new...
Victories greater than death
Anders, Charlie Jane
Outsmart Your Enemies. Outrun the Galaxy. "Just please, remember what I told you. Run. Don't stop running for anything." Tina never worries about being 'ordinary'--she doesn't have to, since she's known practically forever that she's not just...
We are legion : (we are Bob)
Taylor, Dennis E.
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to...
Winter's orbit
Maxwell, Everina
A Sunday Times Bestseller! A 2022 Alex Award Winner! "Sparks fly" (NPR) in Everina Maxwell's gut-wrenching and romantic space opera debut. Prince Kiem, a famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild, has...

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