Space Opera

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 29

Ali Herring @HerringAli

#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing “abandoned” human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.

For this particular #mswl, I’m not looking for intergalactic empires, rogues, mercenaries, smugglers etc. I really want to feel the vastness of space, that feeling of being alone. I want the story and the setting to mimic that feeling of isolation as well as Passengers did!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · May 29

#mswl I’d really love a tightly plotted adult space opera. Kind of thinking a failing “abandoned” human colony sets out to make their way home. Maybe some crazy time dilation or something has occurred. Maybe very few men on the colony survive & they are trying to save them..cont.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · May 28

“In science fiction I’m looking for space opera with complex worlds, complex characters and voices and thrilling adventures, like LIGHTLESS or LEVIATHAN WAKES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Apr 10

“In science fiction I’m looking for space opera with complex worlds, complex characters and voices and thrilling adventures, like LIGHTLESS or LEVIATHAN WAKES.” @maureen_moretti #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Kat Enright @katenright · Mar 22

Moving on to adult, I also rep adult SFF -- and I'm looking for the same things there that I am in YA. The only difference, I'd love an adult space opera. I've been looking for one for ages and I haven't found it yet! #MSWL

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · Mar 12

Half the afternoon has been spent ranting with @far_ah_way about wanting more YA that feels like Mass Effect and @ashposton’s Heart of Iron.

Gimme character driven space opera with making out please. #mswl

Saritza🇵🇷💖💜💙 Hernandez @epubagent · Jan 30

I’m not able to check in all of the wonderful #SFFPit entries today but if your work meets anything in my #MSWL (specifically space opera, cyberpunk, biopunk, urban fantasy) feel free to query me at QueryMe.Online/Saritza

Kat Enright @katenright · Jan 23

I also still haven’t found the space opera of my dreams. C’mon, if it feels like Star Wars or Mass Effect, I want to see it. #MSWL

Sam Morgan @samroebuck · 2 Nov 2018

Hey! I am still open to queries! You should absolutely send them my way.
Here's what I'm really hungry for at the moment (#mswl);
-Epic epic epic fantasy
-Big ole space opera
-Techno thrillers
-All of the above told from non-traditional POV's

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · 10 Oct 2018

3. A truly epic space opera. Either one with fascinating and unique worldbuilding (think THE STARS ARE LEGION or A DOOR INTO OCEAN) or one that's just plain fun as well as galaxy-spanning (think the Vorkosigan books). #MSWL

Masha Gunic @masha_gunic · 13 Sep 2018

Would love to find a compelling YA space opera! The setting, as well as everything that comes with it, has to be well researched. #MSWL

Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvide · 12 Sep 2018

#mswl Deep, rich space opera with lots of aliens and multiverses and political machinations

Kelsy @kelsythompson · 12 Sep 2018

My eclectic YA/MG #mswl:
-space opera in the vein of FIREFLY/GoT
-MC who writes sketch comedy/performs improv
-#ownvoices, esp. immigration/refugee experiences
-supernatural/fantasy w/ emphasis on non-western cultures
-#STEM w/ female MC
-sex-positive, feminist YA
-YA activists

Saritza🇵🇷💖💜💙 Hernandez @epubagent · 12 Sep 2018

Saritza🇵🇷Hernandez @epubagent

You know what I’d love to see done well? An erotic romance story set in a brothel in space. Basically, The Expanse meets Copper. #MSWL

Still looking for a well-done erotic romance story set in a brothel in space. Would also take SFF space opera without romantic element set in a brothel in space. Give me tons of aliens, a diverse cast & a kick-ass Madam! #MSWL

Kat Enright @katenright · 12 Sep 2018

I'm also desperate for a SPACE OPERA or SPACE FANTASY. Basically, if it feels like Star Wars, I want it. #MSWL

Sarah Guan @Sarah_Guan · 7 Sep 2018

#MSWL: thorny, political space opera that revels in the nuts and bolts of science and engineering. Tech that not only facilitates the action, but also precipitates it.

R&D doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it’s intensely political and intimately tied to military & economic realities.