From everything I have read, unless some serious new technology is discovered (or something like a wormhole) we probably will never truly experience a “space” empire age. That being said, they sure are fun to read about. So imagine my joy when I came across this article on 10 Science Fiction books where the space empire might be economically feasible. The best part about this list is that the #1 book listed is the Vorkosigan Saga–which happens to be my absolute favorite series of books.
Also on the list are some other classics I have enjoyed, such as the Foundation by Asimov and Dune by Frank Herbert. The Alliance-Union series is on the list as well, which is exciting since that series is coming up on my reading list. Yay for books!