Denis Villeneuve’s first Dune film kept getting delayed by the panacea, and as of writing this, Dune: Part Two is scheduled for October 2023. Which means we’re back to waiting.
Luckily, there are plenty of great space operas to tide you over until then. But what’s that you say? You’re not just looking for any space opera, you’re looking for the particular space opera that’s going to satisfy the exact reason why you’re looking forward to Dune? Fear not! Our recommendations are sorted by why you’re excited to see Dune!
With far-future science fiction on the rise in film and TV, (see Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021) and Foundation (2021) on Apple TV+) we’re looking back and uplifting some of the great science fiction books and series on our list from the last handful of years that delve into the depths of politics and society in a possible future. Check them out here!
Love is love, even (and especially) in space. Today, we’re bringing you some of our favorite SFF titles that feature LGBTQ+ characters on intergalactic adventures, including A Memory Called Empire, Gideon the Ninth, and Empress of Tomorrow. Check it out here!
Who doesn’t love a good party? Since we still can’t throw any in-person bashes quite yet, we’re rounding up our favorite SFF books with some truly out-of-this-world parties…for better or for worse. Check them out below!
We know OTP means One True Pairing but we have so many pairings we cannot help but stan. We love action, adventure, space battles, lazer fire, galactic empire–pretty much everything about sci-fi. But we’re also suckers for a bit of romantic tension. So romantic tension in space? *Chef’s kiss* *Literal stars in our eyes* Here’s a list of some of our favorite recent space!ships.
Arkady Martine, historian, city planner, and author of space opera/interstellar mystery adventure A Memory Called Empire has writing survival tips! And the scoop on what it’s like to be married to a fellow writer.
Is it a whirlwind of focus and productivity? Is it all procrastination and crying over word counts!? Arkady Martine has the scoop.