Imagine a website where you could immerse yourself in Space-opera. Books, Movies, TV, Games … you name it. Lots of sites cover Space Opera, but very few are dedicated to it. I love Space Opera. I think about it most of my day, I write about it, and I read about it.

What is Space Opera?

Wikipedia sums it up nicely.

Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfaremelodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space and often romance (heroic literature). It usually involves conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons and other sophisticated technology. The term has no relation to music but is instead a play on the term “horse opera“, which was coined during the heyday of silent movies to indicate clichéd and formulaic western movies. Space operas emerged in the 1930s and they continue to be produced in literature, film, comics and video games.

Notable space opera books include the Foundation series (1942–1999) by Isaac Asimov et al. and the Ender’s Game series(1985–present) by Orson Scott Card. An early notable space opera film was Flash Gordon (1936-present) created by Alex Raymond. In the late 1970s, the Star Wars franchise (1977–present) created by George Lucas brought a great deal of attention to the genre.

Hugh B. Long
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Hugh B. Long is an Award Winning Canadian Author & Journalist. He writes full-time, and is passionate about Science Fiction and Fantasy rooted in Mythology. He also writes Norse and Viking themed non-fiction under his pen name - Eoghan Odinsson.

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