For years, mankind has gazed up at the stars and wondered what exists beyond our planet. Is the universe a vast sea of nothing? Are we alone or is there intelligent life elsewhere?
Science fiction postulates what sort of marvelous sights we'll encounter when we leave Earth. But what if the universe isn't what it's cracked up to be? Space could very well be a dark, cruel place. Science fiction gave us prison planets, harsh mining colonies and other barely inhabitable places to house the universe's undesirables.
There are also evil, primal alien creatures that exist only to antagonize defenseless humanoids both on Earth and beyond. Many science fiction classics, films and video games explore the imaginative, intriguing and often darker side of science fiction, where aliens, haunted vessels and humanity itself are capable of delivering spine tingling chills.