Space opera is a real subset of science fiction. According to sciencefiction.com, “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).
Last semester, I took a course titled Content in Form & Fiction at Rosemont College with the ever so brilliant Carmen Machado. We explored various forms in fiction, including found texts, artifacts, experimental novels, novels in verse, novels in stories, hyperlink texts, online games, and other story telling forms. With the help of Adam Louie, I created a fake mobile app as my final project.
You can check it out here.
He recently lost his Mother.
I’m real sorry your mom blew up, Angel said.
I’ve cried multiple times, he said.
Don’t let yourself stay sad, she said.
Angel’s singing had always cheered him up. Life seemed so much brighter.
He had called her beautiful every morning when she first woke up.
Love is never simple. Even for intergalactic settlers.
She died on impact.