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Sci fi 'with the stops pulled out'

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A sub-genre of science fiction known as space opera is making a renaissance. Alastair Reynolds, who has signed a million pound book deal for a ten part space opera series, and Adam Roberts, professor of English Literature at Royal Holloway College, discuss how space opera is different from other sci-fi genres.

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