Excellent Space Opera

1.
Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War, #1)
by John Scalzi

2.
Starship Troopers
by Robert A. Heinlein

3.
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
by Frank Herbert

4.
Pandora’s Star
by Peter F. Hamilton

5.
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
by James S.A. Corey

6.
Revelation Space
by Alastair Reynolds

7.
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1)
by Joe Haldeman

8.
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1)
by David Weber

9.
Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1)
by Iain M. Banks

10.
A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
by Vernor Vinge

11.
The Reality Dysfunction (Night’s Dawn, #1)
by Peter F. Hamilton

12.
Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, #1)
by Jack Campbell

13.
Cordelia’s Honor (Vorkosigan #1,#2)
by Lois McMaster Bujold

14.
Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, #1)
by Timothy Zahn

15.
Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1)
by Frederik Pohl

16.
The Dreaming Void
by Peter F. Hamilton

17.
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
by Arthur C. Clarke

18.
House of Suns
by Alastair Reynolds

19.
Sundiver (The Uplift Saga, #1)
by David Brin

20.
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
by Isaac Asimov

21.
The Mote in God’s Eye
by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

22.
Trading in Danger (Vatta’s War, #1)
by Elizabeth Moon

23.
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
by Ann Leckie

24.
Altered Carbon
by Richard K. Morgan

25.
The Ship Who Sang (Brainship, #1)
by Anne McCaffrey

26.
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
by Dan Simmons

27.
A Hymn Before Battle (Posleen War, #1)
by John Ringo

28.
The Algebraist
by Iain M. Banks

29.
Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)
by Ann Aguirre

30.
Agent of Change (Liaden Universe, #9)
by Sharon Lee , Steve Miller

31.
Valor’s Choice (Confederation #1)
by Tanya Huff

32.
The Star Wars Trilogy
by George Lucas, Donald F. Glut, James Kahn

33.
Hunting Party (The Serrano Legacy, #1)
by Elizabeth Moon

34.
Mutineers’ Moon (Dahak, #1)
by David Weber

35.
Saga, Volume 1
by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)

36.
Mutineer (Kris Longknife, #1)
by Mike Shepherd

37.
Sassinak (Planet Pirates, #1)
by Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon

38.
Hidden Empire (The Saga of Seven Suns, #1)
by Kevin J. Anderson

39.
Chasm City
by Alastair Reynolds

40.
Redemption Ark
by Alastair Reynolds

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