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[Mar. 23rd, 2017|03:47 pm]
Per [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll: Twenty Core Space Operas Every True SF Fan Should Have On Their Shelves. Books I have are bold, books I've read are italics. Authors I have or read other works by get the same treatment.

Dust by Elizabeth Bear
Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald
Hellflower by Rosemary Edghill

City of Diamond by Doris Egan
Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff
The Starmen of Llyrdis by Leigh Brackett
The Myriad by R. M. Meluch
Agent of Change by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon
Judgment Night by C.L. Moore
Vast by Linda Nagata
Dark Piper by Andre Norton
Becoming Alien by Rebecca Ore

Minisuka Pairētsu by Yūichi Sasamoto
Five-Twelfths of Heaven by Melissa Scott
Phoenix in Flight by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge
Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree, Jr.
House of the Wolf by M.K. Wren

I obviously need to step up my reading of space operas!

[User Picture]From: hrrunka
2017-03-23 05:00 pm (UTC)
need to step up

Only if Space Opera is your thing! There are, after all, a great many books in the world, and none of us will have a lifetime long enough to read them all...

I figure a couple (in my case "Downbelow Station" and "Valor’s Choice ") is plenty, myself. ;)
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[User Picture]From: kjn
2017-03-24 06:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, there is that. (Of course, the spread of what is considered a space opera is pretty wide above.)
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2017-03-31 12:02 pm (UTC)
These authors are all women [& their male collaborators], which is remarkable on an sf list. I have books by most of them. Of course, actually reading them is a whole other negotiation.

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[User Picture]From: kjn
2017-03-31 12:25 pm (UTC)
Compare the earlier list, also put together by James Nicoll!
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