The Best Space Opera Books

What is Space Opera?

Space Opera is an adventure-oriented subgenre of science fiction with elements of space fantasy. Think Star Wars.

Space Opera emphasizes space battles, daring exploits, romance, melodramatic adventure, heroic main characters, and obviously villainous antagonists.

Star Wars Trilogy
661 Reviews
Star Wars Trilogy
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Lucas, George (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 690 Pages - 06/28/2011 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)
Starship Troopers
4,310 Reviews
Starship Troopers
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Heinlein, Robert A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 290 Pages - 05/15/1987 (Publication Date) - Ace (Publisher)
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1)
6,618 Reviews
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Corey, James S. A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 577 Pages - 06/15/2011 (Publication Date) - Orbit (Publisher)
Legionnaire (Galaxy's Edge Book 1)
1,353 Reviews
Legionnaire (Galaxy's Edge Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Anspach, Jason (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 308 Pages - 06/12/2017 (Publication Date) - Galaxy's Edge Press (Publisher)
Exodus (Forgotten Starship Book 1)
475 Reviews
Exodus (Forgotten Starship Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Forbes, M.R. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 472 Pages - 04/27/2020 (Publication Date)
Renegade Star: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure
1,209 Reviews
Renegade Star: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Chaney, J.N. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 318 Pages - 08/22/2017 (Publication Date) - Variant Publications (Publisher)
Warship (Black Fleet Saga Book 1)
2,148 Reviews
Warship (Black Fleet Saga Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Dalzelle, Joshua (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 287 Pages - 01/03/2015 (Publication Date)
Star Runner
192 Reviews
Star Runner
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Larson, B. V. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 302 Pages - 05/30/2020 (Publication Date) - Iron Tower Press (Publisher)
Constitution: Book 1 of The Legacy Fleet Series
3,463 Reviews
Constitution: Book 1 of The Legacy Fleet Series
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Webb, Nick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 337 Pages - 06/28/2015 (Publication Date)
Firefly - Big Damn Hero
580 Reviews
Firefly - Big Damn Hero
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Lovegrove, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 302 Pages - 11/20/2018 (Publication Date) - Titan Books (Publisher)
Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines Book 1)
4,737 Reviews
Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Kloos, Marko (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 347 Pages - 05/08/2013 (Publication Date) - 47North (Publisher)