Space Opera

Space Opera

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"Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny. They must sing. A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented by the remnants of civilization. Something to cheer up everyone who was left. Something to celebrate having escaped total annihilation by the skin of one's teeth, if indeed one has skin. Or teeth. Something to bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, understanding, and the most powerful of all social bonds: excluding others. Once every cycle, the great galactic civilizations gather for Galactivision--part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part, a very large, but very subtle part, continuation of the wars of the past. Thus, a fragile peace has held. This year, a bizarre and unsightly species has looked up from its muddy planet-bound cradle and noticed the enormous universe blaring on around it: humanity. Where they expected to one day reach out into space and discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of grave aliens, they have found glitter. And lipstick. And pyrotechnics. And electric guitars. A band of human musicians, dancers, and roadies have been chosen to represent their planet on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of Earth lies in their ability to rock"--
Publisher: London ;, New York :, Saga Press,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481497497
1481497499
Branch Call Number: SCIFI Valente Catheryn 03/2018
Characteristics: 294 pages ;,22 cm

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JCLJoshN May 17, 2018

Space Opera isn't just laugh-out-loud funny, it's also colorful and lush, profound and moving, glittery and funky. It made me want to get up and dance. It might even get me to watch Eurovision. It's absolutely fab, darling!

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JCLDianeH Apr 24, 2018

I was expecting something zany and I got it. Space Opera is pretty over the top. It reminded me of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in its absurdity, which I mean in a good way.
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JCLJoshN May 17, 2018

Space Opera isn't just laugh-out-loud funny, it's also colorful and lush, profound and moving, glittery and funky. It made me want to get up and dance. It might even get me to watch Eurovision. It's absolutely fab, darling!

JCLDianeH Apr 24, 2018

I was expecting something zany and I got it. Space Opera is pretty over the top. It reminded me of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in its absurdity, which I mean in a good way.
What better way to avoid inter-galactic war and determine the sentience of newly discovered species than through a galaxy-wide singing contest?

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