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Offline Yora

Supernatural Space Opera
« on: May 01, 2018, 09:15:31 PM »
Has there been anything good in recent years? I am thinking of stuff that is basically epic fantasy set in space, like Dune or Star Wars. Something older that isn't that well known would also be appreciated.
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Re: Supernatural Space Opera
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 09:44:43 PM »
Why don’t you read Thrawn by Timothy Zahn I know you read the old trilogy heir to the empire but have you read the new books by the same author?
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« Last Edit: May 01, 2018, 09:53:31 PM by Eclipse »
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Offline Yora

Re: Supernatural Space Opera
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 10:12:32 PM »
Why don’t you read Thrawn by Timothy Zahn I know you read the old trilogy heir to the empire but have you read the new books by the same author?
Because I am still in denial. Star Wars has been discontinued in 1998.  :D

Also, it apparently does not deal with the Jedi, Sith, or the Force.
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Offline Marveric

Re: Supernatural Space Opera
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 09:39:07 AM »
Is Stargate and Startrek in your favor?


Offline nettletea

Re: Supernatural Space Opera
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 11:08:57 AM »
David Brin's Uplift universe has a few books in it now. It has an epic reputation (or is that, a reputation for being epic? :)). I'm getting into Startide Rising now and I do recommend it if you enjoyed the wonder and world-building of Dune. (I would not describe it as "supernatural" though, and I don't _think_ it ever turns that way later either.)

Offline NedMarcus

Re: Supernatural Space Opera
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 12:06:45 PM »
I love this kind of stuff and am always looking for more.

Offline Bender

Re: Supernatural Space Opera
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 12:35:09 PM »
Has there been anything good in recent years? I am thinking of stuff that is basically epic fantasy set in space, like Dune or Star Wars. Something older that isn't that well known would also be appreciated.

John Scalzi's Old Mans War is good. My brother says Interdependancy Series is also good, but I haven't read them yet (and there still is 1 book to come).
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Re: Supernatural Space Opera
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 12:17:13 AM »
Drew Williams The Stars Now Unclaimed has some of these elements as does Christopher Rucchio’s Emoire of Silence
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