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    Its more space opera than fantasy but i could really recommend the Revelation Space series by Alistair Reynolds. There are 4 main books in the series.

    Revelation Space
    Redemption Ark
    Absolution Gap

    There is also a 4th book which explains a load of stuff especially events in the second book which i read afterwards called Chasm City.

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    What exactly is a space opera? it sounds intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BethHG View Post
    What exactly is a space opera? it sounds intriguing.
    Its just a particular kind of science fiction. I would describe it as a story woven together from multiple threads over different regions of space over a long time. All I'll say is that when you take out faster than light travel and add the effects of relativity and maybe add a bit of suspended animation in a story set in space can unfold over hundreds of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BethHG View Post
    What exactly is a space opera? it sounds intriguing.
    Star Wars is a classic space opera. It's like a soap opera but in space.
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    I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner: Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. It’s not your typical fantasy fare, but it is one hell of a journey.
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Star Wars is a classic space opera. It's like a soap opera but in space.
    You did not just open that can of worms! Is it a Space opera? Science Fiction? Some say it's fantasy, I personally don't really care about genre classification.

    I was having a conversation with some friends and other randoms last month, and boy did some of them get triggered at the mention of Star Wars being Science Fiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaka-Z0 View Post
    You did not just open that can of worms! Is it a Space opera? Science Fiction? Some say it's fantasy, I personally don't really care about genre classification.
    I always thought it was...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY4IHK8snSE


    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/..._Princess_Leia

    its like 11 dollars for the audio book on amazon or 8 for a copy of paper back

    https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Cou...=UTF8&qid=&sr=
    i think this has a fun quarky beginning for what it is, it is cute, then it gets a bit crazy because uhhhmm han solo goes out of control and commits a few major crimes.... like .... hes going from smuggler to pirate crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BethHG View Post
    My boys are 22,21,15, and 12, and yep, they are all still living here. I do censor books up to a point, but my older boys are legally adults so they are free to read whatever they want.
    Could you give some examples on what you don't allow your 12-year-old or 15-year-old to read?
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    Jean M. Auell probably doesn't make the cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maneth View Post
    Could you give some examples on what you don't allow your 12-year-old or 15-year-old to read?
    Or rather, what you think your 15-year-old isn't reading...
    "Not every movie is for you. Not every TV show is for you. Not every song is for you. Find the things you like, and like them. Go nuts liking them. A thing ISN’T for you? Cool. Go find something you like. That’s it. That’s as complicated as it should be." -- David Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    Or rather, what you think your 15-year-old isn't reading...
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    Im sure its just for the articles
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    Jelgate is right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Star Wars is a classic space opera. It's like a soap opera but in space.
    will Leia & Solo hook up? will Obiwan & Luke be able to rescue Leia? train Luke in the Force, will Yoda? does Chewbacca have fleas? stay tuned for next episode!


































    you seriously made that comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulReaver View Post
    you seriously made that comparison?
    I thought it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    I thought it was.
    think again, you must

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    Quote Originally Posted by maneth View Post
    Could you give some examples on what you don't allow your 12-year-old or 15-year-old to read?
    Jean M. Auell wouldn't make the cut. Honestly, I don't remember half the books that I would have and have declined.

    At one time my friend was leading a teen book club, and assigned 1984. My oldest (15 yo at the time)read it, and informed me there was lots of sex in it. I then let my friend know. This is a bunch of Catholic homeschooling kids, mind you, so she was very thankful for than particular information.

    Right now, my 15 yo hates anything with kissing, let alone sex-- one less thing for me to worry about. They usually give me a heads up just to let me know. I am not as attentive to keeping watch with the younger kids as I was with the older kids just because I am tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maneth View Post
    Could you give some examples on what you don't allow your 12-year-old or 15-year-old to read?
    Prince/King/emperor of thorns trilogy. Awesome books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulReaver View Post
    think again, you must
    She's not wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BethHG View Post
    Jean M. Auell wouldn't make the cut. Honestly, I don't remember half the books that I would have and have declined.

    At one time my friend was leading a teen book club, and assigned 1984. My oldest (15 yo at the time)read it, and informed me there was lots of sex in it. I then let my friend know. This is a bunch of Catholic homeschooling kids, mind you, so she was very thankful for than particular information.

    Right now, my 15 yo hates anything with kissing, let alone sex-- one less thing for me to worry about. They usually give me a heads up just to let me know. I am not as attentive to keeping watch with the younger kids as I was with the older kids just because I am tired.
    If you want a SINGLE book, try "Eyes of the Dragon" by Stephen King.
    He wrote it for his daughter who wanted a "non scary" book by dad, and while it does have death, betrayal and poisonings, it is a book about hope, that the bad people will have to pay up in the end.
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