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29th Sep '16 4:27:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Comicbook/TwoThousandAD'':
** ''ComicBook/TheBalladOfHaloJones'', a borderline example in that it overlaps with MundaneScienceFiction.
** ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Though mainly set in a {{Dystopia}}n WretchedHive on Earth, several stories (especially ''The Judge Child Quest'') have seen Dredd traverse space and visit many different alien civilizations, both friendly and hostile.
** ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'' is an incredibly {{Troperrific}} take on this genre, covering the RoaringRampageOfRevenge of a KillerRobot who was made to avenge the deaths of its species at the hands of the evil alien alliance. [[EarthShatteringKaboom Planets blowing up]], [[SpaceBattle spaceship battles]], and {{time travel}} ensue.



* ''ComicBook/TheBalladOfHaloJones'', a borderline example in that it overlaps with MundaneScienceFiction.



* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'' is an incredibly {{Troperrific}} take on this genre, covering the RoaringRampageOfRevenge of a KillerRobot who was made to avenge the deaths of its species at the hands of the evil alien alliance. [[EarthShatteringKaboom Planets blowing up]], [[SpaceBattle spaceship battles]], and {{time travel}} ensue.
23rd Sep '16 11:01:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Amory Wars,'' a {{metafiction}}al SpaceOpera comprised of five {{Concept Album}}s by CoheedAndCambria.

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* ''The Amory Wars,'' a {{metafiction}}al SpaceOpera comprised of five {{Concept Album}}s by CoheedAndCambria.Music/CoheedAndCambria.
23rd Sep '16 7:07:59 AM Lord_Vetinari
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21st Sep '16 5:49:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheEndlessNight''

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16th Sep '16 6:10:34 AM tropower
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}

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16th Sep '16 6:10:14 AM tropower
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6th Sep '16 1:15:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''FadingSuns''

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* ''FadingSuns''''TabletopGame/FadingSuns''



* ''{{Rifts}}'' has the Three Galaxies setting, a Space Opera with the same blend of magic, technology, and plain weirdness as the main setting. As may be expected, it's way way down on the hardness scale, but it has pretty much all the elements of the StandardSciFiSetting.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' has the Three Galaxies setting, a Space Opera with the same blend of magic, technology, and plain weirdness as the main setting. As may be expected, it's way way down on the hardness scale, but it has pretty much all the elements of the StandardSciFiSetting.



* ''{{Traveller}}'' was the first RPG set in the Space Opera genre, and set the standard for those that followed. It's in the harder end of SpaceOpera and a lot of work went into the {{Backstory}} including fairly realistic science and social science. ''Traveller'' is flexible enough that a wide variety of flavors of SpaceOpera can be played, since the setting is one designed for the telling of stories.

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* ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' was the first RPG set in the Space Opera genre, and set the standard for those that followed. It's in the harder end of SpaceOpera and a lot of work went into the {{Backstory}} including fairly realistic science and social science. ''Traveller'' is flexible enough that a wide variety of flavors of SpaceOpera can be played, since the setting is one designed for the telling of stories.
31st Aug '16 7:28:22 PM PaulA
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Historically, it is a development of the PlanetaryRomance that looks beyond the exotic locations that were imagined for the local solar system in early science fiction ([[ScienceMarchesOn which the hard light of science revealed to be barren and lifeless]]) out into an infinite universe of imagined exotic locations. PlanetaryRomance was more or less HeroicFantasy [[AC:In Space]]. While works such as ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' by EdgarRiceBurroughs were pure PlanetaryRomance, ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' and its imitators had essentially codified the SpaceOpera concept in the popular imagination by the late 1930s, though the earliest strips took place on an AfterTheEnd future Earth. (''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', at least in the classic Alex Raymond era remained resolutely PlanetaryRomance, tied to the planet Mongo.)

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Historically, it is a development of the PlanetaryRomance that looks beyond the exotic locations that were imagined for the local solar system in early science fiction ([[ScienceMarchesOn which the hard light of science revealed to be barren and lifeless]]) out into an infinite universe of imagined exotic locations. PlanetaryRomance was more or less HeroicFantasy [[AC:In Space]]. While works such as ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' by EdgarRiceBurroughs Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs were pure PlanetaryRomance, ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' and its imitators had essentially codified the SpaceOpera concept in the popular imagination by the late 1930s, though the earliest strips took place on an AfterTheEnd future Earth. (''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', at least in the classic Alex Raymond era remained resolutely PlanetaryRomance, tied to the planet Mongo.)
22nd Aug '16 12:41:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'' by TimothyZahn.

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* ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'' by TimothyZahn.Creator/TimothyZahn.



* ''Literature/TheFlightEngineer'' trilogy by S.M. Sterling and JamesDoohan.

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* ''Literature/TheFlightEngineer'' trilogy by S.M. Sterling and JamesDoohan.Creator/JamesDoohan.



* MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' series

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* MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' series
10th Aug '16 1:34:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Creator/{{Bungie}}'s next IP ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' is a more direct example, set in a distant, fantastical future where intrepid Guardians [[TheChosenMany wielding the power of "The Traveler"]] seek to reclaim humanity's lost empire from "The Darkness". The creators themselves [[http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-03-18-bungie-destinys-scifi-fantasy-setting-gave-us-this-freedom described the setting as]] "mythic science fiction" and a "mix of science fiction and fantasy", with the game being something of a throwback to the idealistic HighFantasy roots of the genre.

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** * Creator/{{Bungie}}'s next IP ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' is a more fairly direct example, set in a distant, fantastical future where intrepid Guardians [[TheChosenMany wielding the power of "The Traveler"]] seek to reclaim humanity's lost empire from "The Darkness". The creators themselves [[http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-03-18-bungie-destinys-scifi-fantasy-setting-gave-us-this-freedom described the setting as]] "mythic science fiction" and a "mix of science fiction and fantasy", with the game being something of a throwback to the idealistic HighFantasy roots of the genre.
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