21 Fictional Worms Deserving of Horror & Devotion

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Classification: Space Worm

Description: Also known as "space slugs," these great worms make their home in the void of space where they gorge themselves on asteroid as well as the odd spaceship here and there. They live long lives and may reach lengths of up to half a mile.

Further Study: "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.