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Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate Collection

Here is a list of the best Space Opera books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Space Opera (2018)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionA century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented—something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding. Once every cycle, the great galactic civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix—part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Species far and wide compete in feats of song, dance…
Author(s): Catherynne M. Valente

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionSafety takes a back seat to profit. Until it crosses the line. Shipyard deaths. Labor complaints. Fear. Intimidation. Rivka gets called in to sort things out, investigate the safety issues, mediate the dispute.What she finds isn’t a negotiation at all. She puts on her Magistrate hat and gets to work sorting out crimes made to look like accidents. Her biggest challenge is finding out who is honest.Rivka ends up in a court of law, prosecutor and defender, fighting both sides of a new and intricate legal question. When fists and firepower have to give way to intellect and reason, Rivka…
Author(s): Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionNo respect for life. Or the law.It’s the trade. In sentience. Run by the Corranites, creatures that have always traded in intelligent alien life.Bought and sold. Nothing more than property.Rivka is having none of it. With an eye toward taking the entire supply line down, she launches into the greater galaxy. All the way to the heart of the Federation.It’s bigger than anyone knows. She calls all her friends and finds that she has woefully few. With a snarl and a mandate, she dives head first into the firepit of the Slave Trade.Magistrate Rivka Anoa is the legal eagle you want on your side. No better…
Author(s): Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle

4. Your Life Is Forfeit: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionRed has a price on his head. Rivka is determined to find those who put it there.Criminals commit crimes. Career criminals do it in secret. They are good at hiding.Rivka’s latest case has her hunting fugitives. Red is on a mission to find them and make them pay for what they’ve done.Her search leads her through dark warrens of political intrigue and ecological disasters. All the while, Rivka is swinging the scales of justice, judging the guilty, and delivering punishment.Villainy and scum have toe-holds throughout the galaxy, but Rivka doesn’t mind stepping on their toes even when she’s not judging them….
Author(s): Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionAlien ambassadors are dying. The locals are in over their heads. Or are they turning a blind eye?The Magistrates band together to learn about the law, each other, and even themselves. They still need outside help to solve the case. Who do they call?And Barnabas stops by to refuel and spin a tale. More training for the Magistrates.But duty takes them away. Another Ambassador is brutally murdered. Rivka takes her team to find the perp and end the violence.Very little is as it seems.Who are the good guys? Rivka is determined to set things right, no matter who is standing in her…
Author(s): Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle

6. Superdreadnought 3: A Military AI Space Opera (2018)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe superdreadnought gates into the middle of a battle. Whose side do they take?Krokus 4. The system’s nexus of intelligent life. Who are the Krokans? Who are the Orau? Are there any good guys to protect?It’s a dog’s breakfast from the word go. Reynolds is positioned to keep the sides from killing each other while he and the crew try to figure out what is going on. With a healthy dose of skepticism, they dig deep trying to find the truth. Underwater. In the vacuum of space. On another planet. Clues and answers can be found by only the most diligent.All while fighting for their lives.It’s business as usual for the…
Author(s): CH Gideon, Craig Martelle , et al.

7. Superdreadnought 1: A Military AI Space Opera (2018)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionAlone and unafraid. Sometimes you prevent war by hunting down your enemies.Integrated with a superdreadnought, the artificial intelligence known as Reynolds takes his ship across the universe in search of the elusive Kurtherians. He comes to a revelation. He’s better in the company of living creatures.He needs a crew. He needs information. And he needs to continue his search and destroy mission.Needing a crew and getting a crew are two completely different things. Reynolds is out of his element as he tries to reach out and make friends. Through it all, he has his vessel, the superdreadnought, the most powerful warship in the…
Author(s): CH Gideon, Tim Marquitz , et al.

8. The Constable: An intergalactic Space Opera Thriller (2019)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionMy name is Alphonse Malloy, and I see everything.From a simple glance, I know your hobbies, what you ate for breakfast, how well you slept, and whether or not your wife is secretly seeing the high school biology teacher when you’re not around.I can’t explain how or why I get these feelings, only that I know they’re true. All the little secrets you’re too afraid to tell. Sometimes, that means helping people. Other times, it means staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.I wish I could tell you I was using this ability for good.I wish I could tell you a lot of things.———-Experience this exciting story set in the Renegade Star universe,…
Author(s): J.N. Chaney

9. Orion Colony: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (2018)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionHumanity’s Exodus is about to begin.When half of mankind revolts and demands more opportunity, those at the top decide on a compromise: they will build the first colony ships and allow those who are willing to discover new worlds to leave and start over.Twelve ships are built, the first of which is called Orion. Many are eager to go, but only one hundred thousand are chosen for each vessel. Far from Earth, a new life awaits, and it promises the prosperity they’ve always wanted.But still, resistance stirs, eager to sabotage this new expansion…
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Jonathan Yanez

10. LOST in Space [A LitRPG Space Opera Adventure] (2019)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionViktor LOSt Maksimov is one of the top competitors in the popular computer game Star Sky. He, along with his team, is set to become one of the global champions. Just when fame and fortune appeared on the horizon, everything began to fall apart. The transfer of Nikita HiG Ostrovskiy to the team forces the management to let one of their players go. The “lucky one” happens to be Victor. He loses his game account and is banned from playing professionally. He looks to his girlfriend for support, only for her to leave him for another man. Viktor personal and professional lives have come to an end. Meanwhile, an…
Author(s): Dmitry Raspopov

11. Flight of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper) (2019)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe fight has just begun.When Halek Cain and his wildly talented crew of runaways, rogue scientists, and rebel commandos arrive in system to save a ship of political refugees, they quickly realize things are not as they seem. The system is full of derelict ships from ancient battles. It’s a gold mine of history, resources, and old technology.But where did these ships come from? And what exactly caused such a battlefield in the first place?Cain must search for answers while evading and combating his enemies, all while protecting those who are…
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Scott Moon

12. The Last Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (2019)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen a high value scientist is taken hostage inside the galaxy’s most dangerous prison, Halek Cain is the only man for the job.The last remaining survivor of the Reaper program, Hal is an unstoppable force of fuel and madness. A veteran amputee-turned-cyborg, he has a history of violence and a talent for killing that is unmatched by any soldier. With the promise of freedom as his only incentive, he’ll stop at nothing to earn back his life from the people who made him, imprisoned him, and were to afraid to let him die.Experience this exciting beginning to a brand new series set in the Renegade Star universe. If…
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Scott Moon

13. Conventions of War: Dread Empire’s Fall (Dread Empire’s Fall Series) (2019)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate Collection“Space opera the way it ought to be […] Bujold and Weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams.” — George R.R. MartinNow in trade paperback, the climactic final episode of the Dread Empire’s Fall trilogy–what started with The Praxis and The Sundering comes to the brilliant conclusion in Walter Jon William’s epic space adventure.Working on opposite sides of the galaxy–one in deep space, the other undercover on an occupied planet–and haunted by personal ghosts, Captain Gareth…
Author(s): Walter Jon Williams

14. The New Space Opera (2007)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe brightest names in science fiction pen all-new tales of space and wonder: Kage Baker Stephen Baxter Gregory Benford Tony Daniel Greg Egan Peter F. Hamilton Gwyneth Jones James Patrick Kelly Nancy Kress Ken Macleod Paul J. McAuley Ian McDonald Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Mary Rosenblum Robert Silverberg Dan Simmons Walter Jon Williams #2,186,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17523 in Space Operas #184488 in American Literature (Books) #5099 in Science Fiction Anthologies (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan

15. Renegade Star: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (2017)

 Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate CollectionThat means taking almost any job that comes his way, no matter the situation. So long as he can keep his ship floating, he's free to live the life he wants.But that all changes when he meets Abigail Pryar, a nun looking for safe passage out of the system.  Jace knows he shouldn't ask too many questions, but when strange sounds start coming from inside the large, metal box, he can't help but check it out. To make matters worse, he's being pursued by unknown ships–people who want that cargo. Does Jace give up the goods and hand over the nun…or does he risk it all for an even bigger payout? #168,501 in Books…
Author(s): JN Chaney

Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some space opera books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Operators Between Sequence Spaces and Applications

Author(s): Bruno de Malafosse, Eberhard Malkowsky, Vladimir Rakočević
ID: 2897248, Publisher: Springer Nature, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics

Author(s): Rogério Atem de Carvalho; Jaime Estela; Martin Langer
ID: 2494442, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2020, Size: 37 Mb, Format: pdf

Operator Analysis: Hilbert Space Methods in Complex Analysis

Author(s): Jim Agler, John Edward McCarthy, Nicholas John Young
ID: 2523176, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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