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
952 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
6,049 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)
12,262 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)
1,636 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)
659 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
1,383 Reviews
Renegade Star: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Chaney, J.N. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 316 Pages - 08/22/2017 (Publication Date) - Variant Publications (Publisher)
Warship (Black Fleet Saga Book 1)
2,407 Reviews
Warship (Black Fleet Saga Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Dalzelle, Joshua (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 226 Pages - 01/03/2015 (Publication Date)
Star Runner (Star Runner Series Book 1)
477 Reviews
Star Runner (Star Runner Series Book 1)
  • 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
3,947 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
835 Reviews
Firefly - Big Damn Hero
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Lovegrove, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 279 Pages - 11/20/2018 (Publication Date) - Titan Books (Publisher)
Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines Book 1)
5,960 Reviews
Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Kloos, Marko (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 345 Pages - 05/14/2013 (Publication Date) - 47North (Publisher)