Title: Space opera


Science Fiction

Speculative Fiction

Location: Robert A. Heinlein, Have Spacesuit, Will Travel Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Andre Norton, The Solar Queen Series

Pagination: 0

Illustrations: - galactic empires - large-scale battles - intermingling of diverse alien creatures (think of the bar scene in Star Wars)

Document Type: Graffiti


Space opera is primarily a great deal of rollicking and campy fun, though it is often criticised for being formulaic. These stories combine elements of action, adventure, romance, intrigue, and preposterous technology, in the tradition of the adventure serials of the pulp magazines and pulp paperbacks. Within the structure of intergalactic federations and empires, and the accompanying alliances and battles, space opera shows a universe where humans and extraterrestrials live and work together.