Not sure I agree with either of these explanations for the currently state of Space Opera as a sub-genre.
Space Opera Has Lost its Luster
Two weeks ago, Tor Books publicist Cassandra Ammerman asked this question on twitter upon seeing my review of Count to a Trillion by John C. Wright.
Why do you think space opera hasn’t gone more mainstream, like steampunk? I always thought it was strange, because space opera really does have everything, and as Patrick [YetiStomper] and Michael [MadHatterReview] pointed out, it’s huge on TV and in movies…but the books never really seem to hit it big.)
I had this to say in response.
My answer t…
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