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!
Farscape is a television show developed by the Henson company; it’s full of badass aliens, sweet technology, and difficult moral dilemmas. In the universe, John Crichton accidentally travels through a wormhole and is lost in another part of the universe. He’s now part of a fugitive band of aliens and is entangled in a full-scale conflict between many beings. Much like Babylon 5, Farscape is full of bizarre aliens we’d love to meet and planets we’d love to visit.
The Hyperion Universe
The Hyperion series of novels by Dan Simmons is an award-winning and complex set of stories, full of intriguing characters, governments, religions, and of course, technology. Simmons went to great lengths to create a rich and fully-developed universe that would take a life-time to explore.
Created by the video game company Blizzard Entertainment, the StarCraft universe involves three races: the Terrans, the Protoss, and the Zerg. War between the Protoss and the Zerg led to massive destruction for all three races. Set 500 years in the future in a galaxy enraged by war, this universe would be both terrifying and thrilling. Perhaps only adrenaline addicts would really want this universe to exist.
Ghost in the Shell Universe
Created by Masamune Shirow, the Ghost in the Shell universe is set in a futuristic and dystopian metropolis where a cyborg with a human brain known as Major Motoko Kusanagi hunts down various targets for Section 9. From the hacking to high powered weaponry and cloaking devices, the world of Ghost in the Shell is most attractive when it showcases all of its futuristic tech and its alien yet all-too-familiar dark city.
Half-Life was first created by the video game company Valve Corporation in 1998 and since then has spawned various sequels and a spin-off known as Portal. Beginning with physicist Gordon Freeman, he and his teammates unwittingly open a portal from an unknown alien universe, and the aliens invade Earth through it. While seemingly dangerous and scary, the Half-Life science fiction universe is also fascinating and full of stellar sci-fi technology we’d love to get our hands on.