List of space opera media

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The following is a list of space opera media. Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer define as "colorful, dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventure, competently and sometimes beautifully written, usually focused on a sympathetic, heroic central character and plot action, and usually set in the relatively distant future, and in space or on other worlds, characteristically optimistic in tone. It often deals with war, piracy, military virtues, and very large-scale action, large stakes."[1]

The following are works that independent commentators have characterized as space opera.

Literature[edit]

Novels and series (ordered chronologically by date of first publication)
Anthologies and collections
Short fiction
Manga
Comic books

Film and television[edit]

Anime[edit]

Stage[edit]

  • Space Opera (Opera)[38]
  • Opera Galactica (Opera)[39]

Tabletop games[edit]

Card games[edit]

Role-playing games[edit]

Video games[edit]

Social games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartwell, David G.; Kathryn, Kathryn, eds. (2006). "Introduction". The Space Opera Renaissance. Tor. pp. 10–18. ISBN 0-7653-0617-4. 
  2. ^ a b David G. Hartwell, David G. and Cramer, Kathryn, eds. The Space Opera Renaissance (New York: Tor, 2006); pp. 10–11.
  3. ^ Ron Grube (2008-11-17). "The Black Star Passes – John W. Campbell". Troynovant.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Isaac Asimov". Kirjasto.sci.fi. 1992-04-06. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "A subversive in hyperspace: C.J. Cherryh's feminist transformation of space opera (Book, 1996)". [WorldCat.org]. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Space is wide and good friends are too few: Cherryh’s Merchanter novels". Tor.com. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Review". Sfrevu.com. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  8. ^ M. Keith Booker; Anne-Marie Thomas (12 May 2009). The Science Fiction Handbook. John Wiley & Sons. p. 242. ISBN 978-1-4051-6205-0. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "A Night at the Space Opera," Lev Grossman, Time, Feb. 29, 2008
  10. ^ "The Algebraist by Iain M Banks". The Independent (London). 2004-10-22. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  11. ^ a b The Space Opera Renaissance, page 311
  12. ^ Kathryn Cramer; David G. Hartwell (10 July 2007). The Space Opera Renaissance. Macmillan. pp. 415–416. ISBN 978-0-7653-0618-0. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Gevers, Nick (1999-06-24). "A Deepness in the Sky". infinity plus. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  14. ^ "WIR56 – Crest of the Stars". The Alexandrian. 2007-05-30. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  15. ^ Rodger Turner. "SFSite review, Greg Johnson". Sfsite.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  16. ^ George R. R. Martin; Gardner Dozois (7 December 2010). Songs of the Dying Earth. Macmillan. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-7653-2086-5. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  17. ^ Carter, Stuart (2003-07-07). "Hidden Empire: Book 1 of The Saga of Seven Suns". infinity plus. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  18. ^ "Prog 464". Prog 464. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  19. ^ Shoul, Simeon (2004-12-05). "Pandora's Star". infinity plus. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  20. ^ Glenn Yeffeth (10 April 2006). The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman. BenBella Books. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-932100-77-8. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  21. ^ Rodger Turner, Webmaster. "The SF Site Featured Review: The January Dancer". Sfsite.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  22. ^ a b Rodger Turner, Webmaster. "The SF Site Featured Review: The New Space Opera 2". Sfsite.com. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  23. ^ "Amazing Stories (1928)". Buck-Rogers.com. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  24. ^ "Berserker (1967)". Berserker.com. 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  25. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (2008-04-04). "Space Opera Returns: One Last Step for Mankind". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  26. ^ Sullivan, John (22 December 2003). "Battlestar Galactica: Re-Imagining the Ragtag Fugitive Fleet". Strangehorizons.com. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  27. ^ Boyle, Alan (2008-04-04). "Robot aliens? TV sci-fi gets it right". MSNBC. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  28. ^ "A New Breed of Space Opera". Orionsarm.com. Retrieved 2009-02-28. [dead link]
  29. ^ "SGU continuation, other movies dead—for now". GateWorld. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  30. ^ Jes Battis, Investigating Farscape: uncharted territories of sex and science fiction, I.B.Tauris, 2007, ISBN 1-84511-341-1, Google Print, p.219
  31. ^ "Absolute Anime • Star Blazers". Absoluteanime.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  32. ^ 2nd Macross Frontier Album Sells 102,000 in 1st Week, ANN, 2008-10-14
  33. ^ a b Mary Lynn Kittelson, The soul of popular culture: looking at contemporary heroes, myths, and monsters, Open Court Publishing, 1998, ISBN 0-8126-9363-9, Google Print, p.72
  34. ^ a b "Matsumoto Reiji 松本零士". Users.skynet.be. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  35. ^ a b Anime Greenlit for Tanaka's Titania Space Opera Novels, ANN, 2008-03-05
  36. ^ Banner of the Stars DVD 2: Basroil Unleashed!, review. May 23, 2003.
  37. ^ Irresponsible Captain Tylor review at THEM Anime Reviews
  38. ^ "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith / Space Opera". A&E (Boston.com). 2005-05-13. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  39. ^ "Star Wars turns space opera". BBC News. 2001-08-07. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  40. ^ Buchanan, Levi (2007-11-28). ""'Mass Effect' a thrilling, absorbing space opera", Levi Buchanan". MSNBC. Retrieved 4 June 2012.