Booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and reviewers get NEW ADVENTURES IN SPACE OPERA, the new anthology from award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan

Review copies of World Fantasy, Aurealis, Atheling, and Ditmar Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan’s latest anthology NEW ADVENTURES IN SPACE OPERA are now available via EDELWEISS and NETGALLEY.

Cover by Elizabeth Story


edited by
Jonathan Strahan

ISBN: 978-1-61696-420-7 (print); 978-1-61696-421-4 (digital)

Published: August 13, 2024

Available Format(s): Trade paperback and digital formats

There is no better or more expert editor working in SF; impeccable taste, great range, excellent choices. Anyone interested in space opera will want to buy NEW ADVENTURES IN SPACE OPERA.

Adam Roberts, author of The This

Award-winning science fiction editor Jonathan Strahan (The Best Science Fiction of the Year series) presents this quintessential guide to the New Space Opera, showcasing short stories from fifteen of acclaimed speculative fiction authors, including Charlie Jane Anders, Alastair Reynolds, Yoon Ha Lee, Becky Chambers, Ann Leckie, Sam J. Miller, and more.

In “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance,” a cloud-based contractor finds a human war criminal clinging to the hull of the ship. The clones of “All the Colours You Thought Were Kings,” about to attend their coming-of-age ceremony, are also plotting treason. During “A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime,” two outlaws go on the run after stealing a device from a space cult.

Take a faster-than-light trip to the future. Discover where memes rise and fall in moments. Here are the new, adventurous, and extremely efficient—takes on interstellar battles, sentient spaceships, and galactic intrigue. The future is sooner than you think, and there’s only so much time to visit.


  • “Introduction: From the New Space Opera to Here . . .,” by Jonathan Strahan
  • “Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance,” by Tobias S. Buckell
  • “Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “All the Colors You Thought Were Kings,” by Arkady Martine
  • “Belladonna Nights,” by Alastair Reynolds
  • “Metal Like Blood in the Dark,” by T. Kingfisher
  • “A Temporary Embarrassment in Spacetime,” by Charlie Jane Anders
  • “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Morrigan in the Sunglare,” by Seth Dickinson
  • “The Old Dispensation,” by Lavie Tidhar
  • “A Good Heretic,” by Becky Chambers
  • “A Voyage to Queensthroat,” by Anya Johanna DeNiro
  • “The Justified,” by Ann Leckie
  • “Planetstuck,” by Sam J. Miller
  • “The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir,” by Karin Tidbeck