Other worlds (science fiction)  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Other worlds are fictional settings in science fiction. They may be physical places in outer space such as planets or fictional space ships or they may be set outside conventional astronomy in an alternate universe or virtual reality.

Many science fiction novels, comics and movies over the years have tingled our imagination with space odysseys to other planets in our and alien star-systems in our Galaxy and those beyond where humans have already established fully functioning human outposts in science fiction other-worlds with their own system of government albeit many a times in collaboration with other neighboring scientifically advanced Alien species. Many of these human outposts envisioned are on Earth-like planets where humans live and build their cities just as they do here on Earth, sometimes they are shown living peacefully and working with some Aliens and sometimes warring with other Aliens as the case may be.

Huge fictional space ships, sometimes the size of entire cities, popularly shown traveling many times faster than the speed of light in deep outer space that humans use to travel to other worlds are human outposts and science fiction other-worlds in their own right.

Stories that take place in virtual reality are another example of other worlds created in science fiction.

The Earth when envisioned in a distant time either in the past or future with little common with today becomes another world created for science fiction by itself.

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