Space opera. It’s a real thing.

Space opera is a real subset of science fiction. According to, “Space opera is a genre of science fiction literature, and the term can also be applied to movies and TV programs. The genre has almost no relationship to the opera music form, except for the similarity of grand scope and dramatic intensity. Typically, space opera occurs on a galactic scale, has multiple types of spacecraft, from speedy corvettes to battleships capable of destroying planets. There is plenty of action and adventure in space opera.”

Well-known Space operas include Doctor Who, The Foundation series, and the Ancillary Justice series (which I just read and would highly recommend).

Quotes from Sophocles’ “Antigone”

“Only a fool could be in love with death.”

“All too often the mere hope of money has ruined many men.”

“Your dying drags me down to death alive.”

“Death longs for the same rites for all.”

“Disasters sent by the gods cut short our follies in a flash.”

“Of all the ills afflicting men the worst is lack of judgment.”