being or resembling space opera n.
His stories are space-operatic with a strong technological bent; little characterization or motivation, but lots of fast action, cosmic gadgetry, and ribald wit.
I buy science-fiction magazines. All of them, with the exception of two or three strictly juvenile, space-operatic, pulps.
A close-contact battle ensues between humans and aliens, which begins to take on a more traditional space-operatic character as 42 earthmen mop up 600 aliens.
The battles between Chaos and Order are so space operatic they verge on parody.
Conclusion to in [sic] the space-operatic trilogy which began with Cosmonaut Keep.
L. Sprague de Camp, 'Science-Fiction Handbook'
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