Sci-fi universes take us to places far beyond our imagination. In those stories, we can beam down to alien planets, soar across the galaxy, and meet strange new creatures. We can use advanced technology, swing lightsabers, and set our phasers to stun. Except, of course, we can’t. Because these fictional worlds aren’t real. Many of them are so extraordinary and cool that we frequently catch ourselves wishing we could visit them. Have you ever done that? We’re guessing since you’re here that you probably have. From imaginary minds like George Lucas and Isaac Asimov, there are plenty of science fiction worlds that we wish existed. So, get ready to dream, here are 25 Sci-Fi Universes We Wish Were Real!
Old Man's War Universe
The popular Old Man’s War book series by John Scalzi first begun on his blog years ago and is now a critical and commercial success story. In the story, you either age and die on Earth or decide to get a new body. The only catch is if you get a new body, you’ll have to head out into space and fight space aliens. But, as protagonist John Perry discovers, there’s much more lying underneath.
Mass Effect Universe
The Mass Effect video game universe is full of great spaceships, high-tech weaponry, and bizarre and interesting aliens. Believe it or not, the universe is not far from our own, located in the Milky Way galaxy. When humanity landed on Mars and discovered abandoned alien technology, they were able to create the mass effect technology to manipulate space-time and discover non-human entities. From the Asari to the Turians, there are plenty of awesome alien races to meet and also go to war with if that’s what you so choose.
Cowboy Bebop Universe
The Cowboy Bebop universe is all about the wild-west of space exploration. Using “astral gates” to quickly travel from one planet to the next, you can use your spaceship of choice and tour the solar system. Other than that, the Cowboy Bebop universe is one cool, slick, and blues-infused ride where you can become a bounty hunter and find targets across the galaxy. Who wouldn’t want to do that?
Isaac Asimov was a prolific writer and author and is known primarily for his many science fiction novels. Isaac’s Universe is a collection of three anthologies of science fiction stories all in the same universe. However, what makes it even more unique is Asimov set out to create a sandbox for all authors to participate in if they so choose. In it, there are 25 million habitable planets, but only 10,000 species and 6 space-faring species. A seventh species vanished from existence even though much of its technology remains intact. The depth and beauty of the Isaac Universe can’t be overstated and would be an exciting and intriguing world to live in.
Babylon 5 Universe
In the 23rd century, humanity knows it is not alone in the universe. At a rapid pace, it expands its role and power in the galaxy, protecting and keeping the peace until a war breaks out with the Minbari. When the Minbari have us cornered and almost obliterated, they stop, but only a few know why. The Babylon Project is conceived as a kind of United Nations, but only one is completed and it vanishes without a trace. While Babylon 5‘s story was primarily diplomatic, there was so much rich mythology, it’s hard not to imagine going to the various worlds and meeting the many beings that exist there.