Venture into the Galaxy with These Essential Space Opera Books

For those not familiar with the many, many subgenres of speculative fiction, space opera is characterized by space travel, galactic adventures, interplanetary stakes, and (usually) some daring romances thrown in between. The genre’s most famous example is, of course, the Star Wars films. But there are far more books on the space opera shelf, including the ones below, which represent some of the best sci-fi books around.



Books are meant to let you escape the everyday world. What better way to do that then to delve into these space exploration novels and find yourself among the stars?


Mya is a reader, poet, and writer in New York City.  You can find them and their work on Twitter @literallymya.