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    Hybrid of SF Subgenres

    For example, what science fiction is a good hybrid of Space Opera and Hard SF? What books or stories fit that description?

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    Alastair Reynolds's books fuse elements of hard SF (no FTL travel) with space opera (multiple colonies, space travel, occasional and complicated space battles). He's weighted a little more towards the hard SF side of things.

    Peter F. Hamilton also has hard SF elements (centrifugal rotation to simulate gravity, genetic engineering, quantums science) with space opera elements (FTL travel, forcefields, teleportation-via-personal-wormholes) and leans a little more towards the space opera side of things. David Brin is also in the same category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac Law View Post
    For example, what science fiction is a good hybrid of Space Opera and Hard SF? What books or stories fit that description?
    If you really want far future space opera try John Meaney's science fiction trilogies - Paradox, Context, Resolution and Absorption, Transmission and one that is due out this Autumn - I think.

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