Compound of space + opera. The term was originally derived from the term horse opera and thus indirectly from soap opera, and was coined to describe a specific hackneyed science fiction writing style.
- A subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes space travel, romantic adventure, and larger-than-life characters often set against vast exotic settings. Used initially as a derogatory term.
- A subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that utilises serialisation.
- (countable) A work or production in this style.
subgenre of speculative fiction
subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that utilizes serialisation
a work or production
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