Wild Space is the area of space between spaceways which is usually very difficult for ships to achieve overdrive through. Although faster-than-light travel is possible most of the time some areas of space completely shut down any overdrive capability. The difference between travelling at overdrive on a spaceway and through wild space is sometimes described as the difference between travelling through the jungle on a path, or through the dense undergrowth.

Because most starships travel by the spaceways the areas of "wild Space" make a conventient getaway for pirates and criminals who knwo the local area well.