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See below for a selection of the latest books from Space opera category. Presented with a red border are the Space opera books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Space opera books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Accepting the Lance

Accepting the Lance

Author: BAEN BOOKS Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from The Department of the Interior's infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back-water planet Surebleak, whose people are as untamed as its weather. The old Boss-controlled fiefd

Doctor Who: Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon

Doctor Who: Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon

Author: Lisa McMullin, Jonathan Morris, AK Benedict, Matt Fitton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2019

Four new adventures follow Rose's mission to seek out the Doctor, the only person who can save the doomed multiverse...

Doctor Who - Ravenous 4

Doctor Who - Ravenous 4

Author: John Dorney, Matt Fitton, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2019

The past, the present, and the future conspire against the Doctor as he fights to defeat the only creature ever to strike fear into the hearts of a Time Lord - the Ravenous.

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #257 - Interstitial / Feast of Fear

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #257 - Interstitial / Feast of Fear

Author: Martyn Waites, Carl Rowens, Simon Holub Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2019

Containing two new adventures: Interstitial - when the tardis is drawn off-course by temporal disruption, the Doctor and his companions discover a research facility conducting dangerous experiments. But how do you fight the future when time itself is being used as a weapon? Feast of Fear - At the height of the Irish famine, a carnival travels the country bringing cheer to all they encounter. But is also brings something else along with them...and it already has the Doctor. CAST: Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), George Watkins (Marc). More cast details to follow.

Torchwood One: Latter Days

Torchwood One: Latter Days

Author: Matt Fitton, Gareth David-Lloyd, Tim Foley Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2019

Torchwood One continue to save the world - and most importantly, the Empire - from alien threats. This box set contains four new adventures: Retirement Plan by Gareth David-Lloyd. Torchwood's Head of Alien Acquisitions is retiring. But there's something very wrong in the idyll of El Cielo. And it's going to kill Ianto. Locker 25 by Matt Fitton. A mysterious force is wiping out Torchwood, and the only person who can save London is a cleaner called Dave. The Rockery by Tim Foley. Anne Hartman has retired to the country, which comes as a surprise to her daughter. Has Yvonne met a problem even she can't solve? CAST: Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Nathan Amzi (John), Tim Bentinck (Tommy), Barbara Flynn (Anne), Derek Griffiths (Dave), Michael Maloney (William), Ony Uhiara (Kara). Other parts played by members of the cast. NOTE: TORCHWOOD CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER LISTENERS.

Torchwood #31 The Vigil

Torchwood #31 The Vigil

Author: Lou Morgan, Richard Fox @ FoxYason Studios, Blair Mowat Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2019

Sebastian Vaughan is the brightest, newest recruit to Torchwood. He's come from a very good family, an excellent school, and with a degree from the finest college. He's the kind of person bred for Torchwood. Sebastian Vaughan is exactly the person Torchwood needs. He's charming, he's smart, and he's good in a fight. He's taken Torchwood's other new recruit under his wing. With his help, Toshiko Sato will make something of herself and fit in at Torchwood. Sebastian Vaughan is dead. Toshiko Sato's been given permission to bring his body home to give him the send-off he deserves. How will Torchwood cope without him? NOTE: TORCHWOOD CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER LISTENERS.

Aurora Blazing A Novel

Aurora Blazing A Novel

Author: Jessie Mihalik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

To save her brother and protect her family's future, a powerful princess must join forces with a dashing man from her past in this thrilling space adventure, the second novel in the Consortium Rebellion trilogy. As the dutiful daughter of High House von Hasenberg, Bianca set aside her personal feelings and agreed to a political match arranged by her family, only to end up trapped in a loveless, miserable marriage. When her husband unexpectedly dies, Bianca vows never to wed again. Newly independent, she secretly uses her wealth and influence to save other women stuck in dire circumstances. Information is power and Bianca has a network of allies and spies that would be the envy of the 'verse-if anyone knew about it. When her family's House is mysteriously attacked, Bianca's oldest brother, the heir to House von Hasenberg, disappears. Fearful for her brother's life, the headstrong Bianca defies her father and leaves Earth to save him. Ian Bishop, the director of House von Hasenberg security-and Bianca's first love-is ordered to find and retrieve the rebellious woman. Ian is the last man Bianca wants to see. To evade capture, she leads him on a merry chase across the universe. But when their paths finally collide, she knows she must persuade him to help her. Bianca will do anything to save her sibling, even if it means spending time alone on a small ship with the handsome, infuriating man who once broke her heart. As the search takes them deep into rival House Rockhurst territory, Bianca must decide if she can trust Ian with the one piece of information that could destroy her completely . . .

Escaping Exodus A Novel

Escaping Exodus A Novel

Author: Nicky Drayden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Harper Voyager Trade Paperback Original The Compton Crook award-winning author of The Prey of Gods and Temper returns with a dazzling stand-alone novel, set in deep space, in which the fate of humanity rests on the slender shoulders of an idealistic and untested young woman-a blend of science fiction, dark humor, and magical realism that will appeal to fans of Charlie Jane Anders, Jeff VanderMeer, and Nnedi Okorafor. Earth is a distant memory. Habitable extrasolar planets are still out of reach. For generations, humanity has been clinging to survival by establishing colonies within enormous vacuum-breathing space beasts and mining their resources to the point of depletion. Rash, dreamy, and unconventional, Seske Kaleigh should be preparing for her future role as clan leader, but her people have just culled their latest beast, and she's eager to find the cause of the violent tremors plaguing their new home. Defying social barriers, Seske teams up with her best friend, a beast worker, and ventures into restricted areas for answers to end the mounting fear and rumors. Instead, they discover grim truths about the price of life in the void. Then, Seske is unexpectedly thrust into the role of clan matriarch, responsible for thousands of lives in a harsh universe where a single mistake can be fatal. Her claim to the throne is challenged by a rival determined to overthrow her and take control-her intelligent, cunning, and confident sister. Seske may not be a born leader like her sister, yet her unorthodox outlook and incorruptible idealism may be what the clan needs to save themselves and their world.

Sisters of the Vast Black

Sisters of the Vast Black

Author: Lina Rather Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers

Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers

Author: Bryan Thomas Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Continuing the definitive space opera anthology series. Today's most popular writers produce new stories set in their most famous universes, alongside essential and seminal short fiction from past masters. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed INFINITE STARS anthology, INFINITE STARS: DARK FRONTIERS continues to present today's finest science fiction authors writing new stories set in their most famous worlds. With a new introduction and a short story by David Weber, the authors include Becky Chambers (Wayfarers), Curtis C. Chen (Kangaroo), Orson Scott Card (Ender), Susan R. Matthews, Larry Niven and Steven Barnes (Dream Park), Tanya Huff (Confederation), Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet) and many more. All new stories are exclusive to this volume for 18 months. The unparalleled collection also offers masterpieces by famous writing legends including Arthur C. Clarke, E.E. Doc Smith, C.L. Moore, and Robert Heinlein.

Salvation Lost

Salvation Lost

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation. This is a high-octane adventure from 'the most powerful imagination in science fiction' (Ken Follett). Fight together - or die alone . . . In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane's investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we've almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo. Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see. Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton 'Everything readers of Salvation will have hoped for. A series emerging as a modern classic' Stephen Baxter 'Brilliant and compelling. A masterclass in tension and spectacle' Gareth L. Powell

Salvation Lost

Salvation Lost

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation. Salvation Lost is the second stunning novel in the Salvation Sequence, from `the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction' - Ken Follett. Fight together - or die alone . . . In the twenty-third century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane's investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we've almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo. Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see. Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton 'A twisty and hugely satisfying SF thriller' - Alastair Reynolds on Salvation 'Startlingly fresh, vigorous and original' - Stephen Baxter on Salvation