Full record for space-operatic adj.

Definition like or of space opera
OED requirements antedating 1953
Earliest cite L. Sprague de Camp, 'Science-Fiction Handbook'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted 1953 cites from L. Sprague de Camp's "Science-Fiction Handbook".
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Citations for space-operatic adj.

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1953 L. S. de Camp Sci.-Fiction Handbook 162 His stories are space-operatic with a strong technological bent; little characterization or motivation, but lots of fast action, cosmic gadgetry, and ribald wit.