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Primary Genre: Science Fiction
Space opera emphasizes science fictional space warfare often with risk-taking space adventures and chivalric romance. Set mainly in outer space, it features technological  faster-than-light travel, weapons, and sophisticated technology, on a backdrop of galactic empires and interstellar wars with aliens, sometimes even Far, Far Away. Ex: Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactaca, Babylon 5.
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  1. Lucid Truth 3. Aspects of Dawn

    By Stellar, in Fiction. 06/07/2021 (Updated: 12/05/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Romantic Sci-Fi, Action Fiction, Hard Science Fiction, Space Opera
    • gay
    • off-planet
    • space
    • coming of age
    • future
    • love

    The end has come. At Earth, a hostile alien armada arrives on humanity's doorstep. At the Dagenith sanctuary world, Shay Andersen and the Mishith prodigy Yugan are facing a monstrous implacable foe. Their struggle to restore and reclaim a lost alien heritage of godlike power has begun, and they must find a way to wield that power -- or witness the loss of everything they love, and the collapse of reality as they know it.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 52,886 Words
    • 11,218 Views
    • 77 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. Scent of Smoke

    By buildercub, in Star Trek. 06/26/2015 (Updated: 04/19/2022)

    Genres: Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Suspense, General Romance, Soft Sci-Fi, Romantic Sci-Fi, Space Opera
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • off-planet
    • space
    • anal
    • dark
    • future

    One is a trigger-happy military officer, the other is a reclusive doctor of archaeology. Two men with nothing but contempt for each other's professions, they come together to solve an ancient mystery scattered in fragments across the galaxy. But when their expedition's starship is destroyed, it not only reveals the reality of their discovery, but summons a terrible enemy determined to seize its secrets and make war upon life itself...

    • 5 Chapters
    • 20,563 Words
    • 24,453 Views
    • 27 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  3. A Bad Way to Wake Up WET Part 1 2. All WET Terran Confederation

    By Myr, in 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions. 12/19/2018 (Updated: 12/19/2018)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Military Sci-Fi, Libertarian Sci-Fi, Space Opera
    • young adult
    • aliens
    • psionics
    • space
    • military
    • future

    Bill Thomas is all set to take the newest ship out of drydock for engine calibration when all hell breaks loose.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 4,119 Words
    • 5,684 Views
    • 11 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. A Bad Way to Wake Up WET Part 2 3. All WET Terran Confederation

    By Myr, in 2018 - Fall - Fight Back. 12/19/2018 (Updated: 12/19/2018)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Military Sci-Fi, Libertarian Sci-Fi, Space Opera
    • aliens
    • psionics
    • space

    This is Part 2 of A Bad Way to Wake Up WET.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,260 Words
    • 5,324 Views
    • 19 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  5. Dreams of a Father 2. Dreams of Humanity Premium

    By dkstories, in Fiction. 04/11/2015 (Updated: 12/21/2017)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Action Fiction, Political Thriller, Hard Science Fiction, Space Opera
    • gay
    • space
    • war
    • serious
    • future

    Sequel to Dreams of Humanity, the story picks up a handful of years after and focuses on Garret Atrix's search for his son and nephew.

    • 32 Chapters
    • 153,970 Words
    • 21,984 Views
    • 37 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Veil of Shadow 2. Aspects of Dawn

    By Stellar, in Fiction. 11/11/2013 (Updated: 03/17/2017)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Romantic Sci-Fi, Action Fiction, Hard Science Fiction, Space Opera
    • gay
    • off-planet
    • space
    • coming of age
    • future
    • love

    In the aftermath of Lucere, the worst seems to be over. However, the apparent calm is deceptive: Shay Andersen is sought by many forces -- both human and alien -- who wish to either control, embrace or destroy his power. This collision of fate will mark the ending of an ancient chain of events that will test his will to the limits.

    • 21 Chapters
    • 184,051 Words
    • 118,828 Views
    • 263 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. A Bad Day to be WET 1. All WET Terran Confederation

    By Myr, in 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line. 03/09/2016 (Updated: 03/09/2016)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Military Sci-Fi, Libertarian Sci-Fi, Space Opera
    • young adult
    • psionics
    • space
    • military
    • future

    Bill Thomas is a test pilot in the Terran Confederation Spaceforce and his life is never short of excitement. There are good days and bad ones...

    • 1 Chapters
    • 5,341 Words
    • 9,320 Views
    • 53 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  8. Hidden Sunlight 1. Aspects of Dawn

    By Stellar, in Fiction. 03/27/2012 (Updated: 07/17/2013)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Romantic Sci-Fi, Action Fiction, Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic, Hard Science Fiction, Space Opera
    • gay
    • off-planet
    • space
    • coming of age
    • future
    • love

    Facing a life-changing medical procedure, 14 year old Shay approaches it with the same detachment, confusion and dread that has haunted his emotions for as long as he can recall. Yet what follows instead is something that he could not have anticipated in his craziest dreams, and everything he knows is about to change forever.

    • 21 Chapters
    • 175,313 Words
    • 171,398 Views
    • 509 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. Dreams of Humanity 1. Dreams of Humanity Premium

    By dkstories, in Fiction. 02/08/2013 (Updated: 03/16/2013)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Action Fiction, Political Thriller, Hard Science Fiction, Space Opera
    • gay
    • military
    • future
    • brothers

    Garret Lars was a clone designed and created to command troops. When the war ended suddenly, political manipulation landed him in a geisha house. He's not there long before the truth sets him free.

    • 41 Chapters
    • 277,198 Words
    • 106,624 Views
    • 148 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. Exodus

    By W_L, in Fiction. 01/20/2011 (Updated: 04/19/2011)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic, Space Opera
    • young adult
    • senior
    • aliens
    • disability
    • philosophy
    • religion

    A band of refugees leave earth for a new world. What they discover on this journey will mesmerize, amaze, and bring terror unlike anything before.

    • 13 Chapters
    • 53,089 Words
    • 17,180 Views
    • 7 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
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