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23 Best Space Opera Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Space Opera books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Space Opera books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 5 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    Dune

    Dune, Book 1

    Frank Herbert

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6

    Starship Troopers

    Robert A. Heinlein

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  11. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    11
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 14

    Solaris

    Stanislaw Lem

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 18

    Rendezvous with Rama

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 23

    CassaStar

    Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Space Opera books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 23 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Space Opera books on the internet.

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