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    Question Do you know what Space Opera is?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_opera

    Generally, "Space Opera" is Science Fiction Adventure, Drama and/or Romance, with Spaceships and Other Planets

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    1. Star Wars

    2. Guardians of the Galaxy

    3. Mass Effect

    4. The Expanse

    Out of Movies and Shows, Frascape and The Last Starfighter are both personal favorites, ya' know?

    You think Space Opera is getting very popular?

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    I see space opera as more science fantasy without much ties to science fiction. So going by that I do not consider Star Wars to be science fiction or Mass Effect to be space opera. But that's just how I see it
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    The Problem with Space Opera is that it has become Space SOAP Opera.

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    Yes....yes I do know.
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    Space opera is more science fantasy like Star Wars or Flash Gorden. I would not consider the Expanse, or the Foundation Trilogy space opera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Space opera is more science fantasy like Star Wars or Flash Gorden. I would not consider the Expanse, or the Foundation Trilogy space opera.
    It depends a lot.
    I would call Star Wars high fantasy, no science whatsoever.

    But something like Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth books, that's very space opera, and still "proper" science fiction at the same time.
    Iain M. Banks' Culture novels? Space opera.

    The term refers to the type of stories that is told, huge melodramas on a vast canvas, with epic space battles, not to the scientific accuracy of those stories.
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    What about Dune? Space Opera or Sci-Fi?

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    Space Opera is what the blue lady in the Fifth Element sang.
    Sounds perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batnbreakfast View Post
    What about Dune? Space Opera or Sci-Fi?
    All space opera is sci-fi (okay, maybe not Star Wars), but not all sci-fi is space opera.

    Dune, that is one of the most spaciest operas that ever operaed. Once you have galaxy-spanning empires and family drama and vendettas and space battles going on, you're in space opera territory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    All space opera is sci-fi (okay, maybe not Star Wars), but not all sci-fi is space opera.

    Dune, that is one of the most spaciest operas that ever operaed. Once you have galaxy-spanning empires and family drama and vendettas and space battles going on, you're in space opera territory.
    Then it should be the best kind of space opera, I guess. It has everything, politics, religion, economy and philosophy. There's a lot more going on than in most operas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batnbreakfast View Post
    Then it should be the best kind of space opera, I guess. It has everything, politics, religion, economy and philosophy. There's a lot more going on than in most operas.
    To be fair, so has Star Wars.

    I really liked the first two books, but found the Dune series to become progressively less interesting as new installments came out.
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    Αbout a year ago, i published my first novel. A Sci-Fi, Space Opera novel.
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    Oooh! I know what space opera is!

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