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List of famous space opera books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular space opera books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best space opera novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

Books include everything from Hyperion to Battlefield Earth.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best space opera books?" and "What are the most famous space opera books?"

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Star Wars: The Old Republic: D... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels

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Against the Odds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Against the Odds Elizabeth Moon

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Battlefield Earth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard

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Change of Command is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Change of Command Elizabeth Moon

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Dances on the Snow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Dances on the Snow Sergey Lukyanenko

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Empire from the Ashes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Empire from the Ashes David Weber

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Genome is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Genome Sergey Lukyanenko

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Heirs of Empire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Heirs of Empire David Weber

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Hunting Party is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Hunting Party Elizabeth Moon

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Hyperion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Hyperion Dan Simmons

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Line of Delirium is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Line of Delirium Sergey Lukyanenko

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Once a Hero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Once a Hero Elizabeth Moon

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Path of the Fury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Path of the Fury David Weber

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Return to the Stars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Return to the Stars Edmond Hamilton

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Sporting Chance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Sporting Chance Elizabeth Moon

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Winning Colors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Space Opera Books and Novels
Winning Colors Elizabeth Moon