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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!

Nophek Gloss

Nophek Gloss

Author: Essa Hansen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2020

'AN EXCEPTIONAL DEBUT . . . READS LIKE A BECKY CHAMBERS NOVEL CROSSED WITH FIREFLY' Michael Mammay, author of Planetside 'GRIPPING AND INVENTIVE, NOPHEK GLOSS WILL DELIGHT EVEN AS IT BREAKS YOUR HEART' Megan E. O'Keefe, award-winning author of Velocity Weapon When a young man's planet is destroyed, he sets out on a single-minded quest for revenge across the galaxy in Nophek Gloss, the first book in this highly imaginative new space opera trilogy by debut author Essa Hansen. Caiden's planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced, and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his own plans. He vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying. From one of the most exciting new voices in science fiction comes Nophek Gloss - an action-packed space adventure perfect for fans of Star Wars, Children of Time and A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. 'A strong, rollercoaster of a debut' Gareth L. Powell, author of The Embers of War 'Bursting with strange characters and powerful SF action' Rob Boffard, author of Adrift

Torchwood Soho: Parasite

Torchwood Soho: Parasite

Author: James Goss, Lee Binding, Blair Mowat Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2020

Enter the world of 1950s Torchwood! Gangsters are vanishing from the streets of Soho, there's a deadly Nazi secret on the loose, and something's moving in the smog. Norton Folgate should be sorting this out, but the Torchwood agent is in disgrace. Who's going to save London this time? NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners. CAST: Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), Tom Price (Andy Davidson), Stephen Critchlow (Foreman), Ellie Darvill (Gerta), Christopher Harper (Gondry), Dervla Kirwan (Lizbeth Hayhoe), Alfie Shaw (Creature), Joe Shire (Gideon Lyme), Liz Sutherland-Lim (Landlady), David Troughton (Rigsby), Franchi Webb (Belle Ephoch).

Dracula's War

Dracula's War

Author: Jonathan Barnes, Robert Harvey, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2020

Inspired by the works of Bram Stoker, Dracula's War is the last in a three-part connected series from Big Finish Productions, beginning with Dracula's Guests and continuing in Dracula. This release contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger viewers.

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #268 The Flying Dutchman / Displaced

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #268 The Flying Dutchman / Displaced

Author: Katherine Armitage, Gemma Arrowsmith Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2020

This release sees the return of the popular Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and companion Ace (Sophie Aldred) plus the return of Big Finish originated companion Hex (Philip Oliver). Contains two new adventures - The Flying Dutchman by Gemma Arrowsmith and Displaced by Katherine Armitage.

Doctor Who Out of Time - 1

Doctor Who Out of Time - 1

Author: Matt Fitton, Simon Holub Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2020

This is the first volume of an explosive new full cast audio series! Two more volumes will be produced, each story featuring a pairing of two doctors, fighting a common enemy. The Cathedral of Contemplation is an enigma, existing outside time. It turns through history, opening its doors across the universe to offer solace to those in need. Occasionally, the Doctor drops in - when he's avoiding his destiny, it's an ideal place to get some perspective. Only, he's already there several lives earlier, so when dimension barriers break down, his past and present collide. And when the Daleks invade and commandeer the Cathedral, two Doctors must unite to stop them - or face extermination twice over! CAST: Tom Baker (The Doctor), David Tennant (The Doctor), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks). More cast details to follow.

Torchwood #41 Red Base

Torchwood #41 Red Base

Author: Blair Mowat Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2020

Across the range, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen and Gareth David-Lloyd have reprised the characters who starred in four years of hit Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood. NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

The Saints of Salvation

The Saints of Salvation

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation Sequence. This is a high-octane adventure from 'the most powerful imagination in science fiction' (Ken Follett). Live in hiding - or die for freedom Humanity welcomed the Olyix and their utopian technology. But mankind was tricked. Now these visitors are extracting a terrible price. For two years, the Olyix have laid siege to Earth, harvesting its people for their god. One by one, cities are falling to their devastating weaponry. And while millions have fled to seek refuge in space, others continue to fight an apparently unwinnable war. As Earth's defeat draws near, a team attempts to infiltrate the Salvation of Life - the Olyix's arkship. If it succeeds, those chosen will travel to a hidden enclave thousands of light years away. Once there, they must signal its location to future generations, to bring the battle to the enemy. Maybe allies scattered throughout space and time can join forces. Yet in the far future, humanity are still hunted by their ancient adversary. And as forces battle on in the cold reaches of space, hope seems distant indeed . . . The Saints of Salvation is the epic conclusion to the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton. 'A vast, intricate sci-fi showstopper' - Guardian on Salvation 'Exciting, wildly imaginative and quite possibly Hamilton's best book to date' - SFX Magazine on Salvation, 5 stars

The Saints of Salvation

The Saints of Salvation

Author: Peter F. Hamilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation Sequence. This is a high-octane adventure from 'the most powerful imagination in science fiction' (Ken Follett). Live in hiding - or die for freedom Humanity welcomed the Olyix and their utopian technology. But mankind was tricked. Now these visitors are extracting a terrible price. For two years, the Olyix have laid siege to Earth, harvesting its people for their god. One by one, cities are falling to their devastating weaponry. And while millions have fled to seek refuge in space, others continue to fight an apparently unwinnable war. As Earth's defeat draws near, a team attempts to infiltrate the Salvation of Life - the Olyix's arkship. If it succeeds, those chosen will travel to a hidden enclave thousands of light years away. Once there, they must signal its location to future generations, to bring the battle to the enemy. Maybe allies scattered throughout space and time can join forces. Yet in the far future, humanity are still hunted by their ancient adversary. And as forces battle on in the cold reaches of space, hope seems distant indeed . . . The Saints of Salvation is the epic conclusion to the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton. 'A vast, intricate sci-fi showstopper' - Guardian on Salvation 'Exciting, wildly imaginative and quite possibly Hamilton's best book to date' - SFX Magazine on Salvation, 5 stars

Unconquerable Sun

Unconquerable Sun

Author: Kate Elliott Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

'Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best' Ann Leckie, Clarke, Nebula, & Hugo Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice It has been eight centuries since the beacon system failed, sundering the heavens. Rising from the ashes of the collapse, cultures have fought, system-by-system, for control of the few remaining beacons. The Republic of Chaonia is one such polity. Surrounded by the Yele League and the vast Phene Empire, they have had to fight for their existence. After decades of conflict, Queen-Marshal Eirene has brought the Yele to heel. Now it is time to deal with the Empire. Princess Sun, daughter and heir, has come of age. In her first command, she drove a Phene garrison from the beacons of Na Iri - an impressive feat. But growing up in the shadow of her mother - a ruler both revered and feared - has been no easy task. While Sun may imagine that her victorious command will bring further opportunity to prove herself, it will in fact place her on the wrong side of court politics. There are those who would like to see Sun removed as heir, or better yet, dead. To survive, the princess must rely on her wits and companions: her biggest rival, her secret lover, and a dangerous prisoner of war.

Unconquerable Sun

Unconquerable Sun

Author: Kate Elliott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

'Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best' Ann Leckie, Clarke, Nebula, & Hugo Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice It has been eight centuries since the beacon system failed, sundering the heavens. Rising from the ashes of the collapse, cultures have fought, system-by-system, for control of the few remaining beacons. The Republic of Chaonia is one such polity. Surrounded by the Yele League and the vast Phene Empire, they have had to fight for their existence. After decades of conflict, Queen-Marshal Eirene has brought the Yele to heel. Now it is time to deal with the Empire. Princess Sun, daughter and heir, has come of age. In her first command, she drove a Phene garrison from the beacons of Na Iri - an impressive feat. But growing up in the shadow of her mother - a ruler both revered and feared - has been no easy task. While Sun may imagine that her victorious command will bring further opportunity to prove herself, it will in fact place her on the wrong side of court politics. There are those who would like to see Sun removed as heir, or better yet, dead. To survive, the princess must rely on her wits and companions: her biggest rival, her secret lover, and a dangerous prisoner of war.

Torchwood #40 Save Our Souls

Torchwood #40 Save Our Souls

Author: Scott Handcock, Blair Mowat, Lee Binding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2020

An experimental radio mast has been set up on a remote island. It has been picking up signals - a voice that claims it knows the future. Five people have come to the island to hear the voice. A scientist, a soldier, a medium, an alienist and the most powerful woman in the world. The voice has something to say to all of them. It starts by saying who will be the first to die. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #267 - Thin Time / Madquake

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #267 - Thin Time / Madquake

Author: Peter Davison Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2020

Big Finish have been producing Doctor Who audios since 1999, starring tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant and John Hurt.