The best space opera books written by women

J.L. Stowers Author Of Vengeance Lost: Ardent Redux Saga: Episode 1
By J.L. Stowers

Who am I?

I’ve held a burgeoning interest in the stars since I was a young girl. Daydreams of adventure and exploration guided me to the genre. Once I found it, I consumed everything I could find, both on-screen and in the pages of books. There’s something to be said about the vulnerability of being in the vastness of space, oftentimes with strangers who grow to be family. I guess, in a way, it reminds me of that moment when we set out into the world, away from our families, to learn and explore more about our surroundings and the characters we meet along the way (only on a much grander scale). 

I wrote...

Vengeance Lost: Ardent Redux Saga: Episode 1

By J.L. Stowers,

Book cover of Vengeance Lost: Ardent Redux Saga: Episode 1

What is my book about?

Star Captain Dani Devereaux dreamt of following in her father's footsteps... but she had no idea where they'd lead her. Hard work and dedication earned her a respected position in the Galactic Conglomerate. Then things went sideways. Dani and her crew get caught up in a battle nobody can win. She has only seconds to make the most momentous decision of her career. But is it the right choice? Dani doubts her instincts as the repercussions ripple out of control and the Galactic Conglomerate hunts for a place to pin the blame.

If you love action-packed space adventures then join Dani and her crew, because the real battle is just beginning. Heads will roll in this first installment of the Ardent Redux Saga - an episodic rapid release space opera serial. 

The books I picked & why

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Rumors of War

By A.K. DuBoff,

Book cover of Rumors of War

Why this book?

Amy is amazing at writing characters you really care about. Her fans have dubbed her the Queen of Space Opera and they’re not wrong. On top of her characters, she does a great job with suspense and plot twists that make it hard to stop reading. I loved how entertaining these books are and I feel as though every space opera fan should check them out. 

The Vacuum of Space

By Julia Huni,

Book cover of The Vacuum of Space

Why this book?

I adore well-written humor in a science fiction setting and Julia really did a great job. This story is fun and has plenty of fast-paced action. It’s a great clean, upbeat, well-written series with the perfect amount of comedy, adventure, mystery, and is a great way to escape the dreariness of the world. It’s a totally binge-worthy series!

Lightwave: Clocker

By AM Scott,

Book cover of Lightwave: Clocker

Why this book?

AM Scott is fantastic at character development, and she explains technology in a way that anyone can understand. These books are hard to put down and I really enjoyed getting to know the main character. This is an ongoing series and I look forward to seeing what she does next. 

Eye of the Colossus

By Nicole Grotepas,

Book cover of Eye of the Colossus

Why this book?

Nicole has done something really great with this series. She’s created memorable, detailed characters to build a cast you really care about. I really love seeing how other authors have humans interact with aliens and vice versa. This series was a great blend of everything you need for an epic adventure.

Close Proximity - Crisis in the Silstrand Alliance

By Chris J. Pike, M.D. Cooper,

Book cover of Close Proximity - Crisis in the Silstrand Alliance

Why this book?

I don’t typically read military sci-fi or hard science fiction, but these two incredible authors have pulled me in. This series is part of a bigger universe called Aeon 14 and all of it is a joy to read. The authors work together to weave a story full of well-developed characters, flawless character interactions, along with conflict and resolution. 

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