Tag Archives: space opera

From the Archives: Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter

President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith

E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith (1890-1965) It is, remarkably, more than 100 years since Edward Elmer Smith began writing The Skylark of Space, the first novel in the series which created and exemplified the term ‘space opera‘. Originally written with the help … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Why Should I Read Geodesica by Sean Williams & Shane Dix?

You need to read Geodesica because there’s only one thing better than a good romance, and that’s a good romance set in space. ‘But wait!’ you cry. ‘How about a good romance in space that lasts one million years?’ Well, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Why Should I Read Orphans by Sean Williams & Shane Dix?

You need to read Orphans because you’re a fan of new space opera and you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. How many space operas start with a guy taking a bath? How many create an entirely … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Why Should I Read Evergence by Sean Williams & Shane Dix?

You need to read Evergence because you’re either a space opera fan or a Star Wars fan, or both (you can be both, it’s okay). Here’s a review in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction that explains why: George Lucas missed a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith!

Edward Elmer Smith was born on this day, 123 years ago. His first novel, The Skylark of Space, although written between 1915 and 1920, did not see print until eight years later, when it was serialised in Amazing Stories – … Continue reading

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Why Should I Read GEODESICA by Sean Williams and Shane Dix?

You need to read Geodesica because there’s only one thing better than a good romance, and that’s a good romance set in space. ‘But wait!’ you cry. ‘How about a good romance in space that lasts one million years?’ Well, … Continue reading

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Why Should I Read ORPHANS by Sean Williams and Shane Dix?

You need to read Orphans because you’re a fan of new space opera and you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. How many space operas start with a guy taking a bath? How many create an entirely … Continue reading

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Why Should I Read EVERGENCE by Sean Williams and Shane Dix?

You need to read Evergence because you’re either a space opera fan or a Star Wars fan, or both (you can be both, it’s okay). Here’s a review in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction that explains why: George Lucas missed a … Continue reading

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Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter

President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in … Continue reading

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