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!
- Space Opera (2018)
- Fratricide: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)
- Slave Trade: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)
- Your Life Is Forfeit: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)
- Serial Killer: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)
- Superdreadnought 3: A Military AI Space Opera (2018)
- Superdreadnought 1: A Military AI Space Opera (2018)
- The Constable: An intergalactic Space Opera Thriller (2019)
- Orion Colony: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (2018)
- LOST in Space [A LitRPG Space Opera Adventure] (2019)
- Flight of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper) (2019)
- The Last Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (2019)
- Conventions of War: Dread Empire’s Fall (Dread Empire’s Fall Series) (2019)
- The New Space Opera (2007)
- Renegade Star: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (2017)
Space Opera (2018)
A 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.
Fratricide: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)
Safety 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.
Slave Trade: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)
No 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.
Red 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.
Serial Killer: A Space Opera Adventure Legal Thriller (Judge, Jury, & Executioner) (2019)
Alien 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.
The 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.
Alone 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.
My 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.
Humanity’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.
LOST in Space [A LitRPG Space Opera Adventure] (2019)
Viktor 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.
Flight of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper) (2019)
The 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?
When 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.
“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.
The New Space Opera (2007)
The 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.
That 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.
Best Space Opera Books: The Ultimate Collection
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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
The Culture of "The Culture": Utopian Processes in Iain M. Banks’s Space Opera Series
Author(s): Joseph S. Norman
ID: 2954165, Publisher: Liverpool University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 97 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
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