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Top 5 SF Genres That Take Place in Space
When looking at SF Genres that take place in space point of view is key to understanding the differences between the genres.
Space Opera: space-adventure stories of interplanetary or interstellar conflict. Space Opera has romantic elements with the focus on characters of which the hero is usually a lone wolf / maverick.
Planetary Romance: Where the planet is a main character and focus.
If Star Wars was a Planetary Romance it would be about Dagobah, the places strong in the light and dark side of the force and how things aren’t what they appear.
Military Scifi: Where the military is integral to the story and has a big influence on the story.
If Star Wars was a Military Scifi it would be about Admiral Ackbar and the Rebel Alliance.
Galactic Empire: Where the politics, political intrigue, and political maneuvering is essential to the story.
If Star Wars was a Galactic Empire it would be told from either Mon Mothma or Emperor Palpatine’s point of view