2020-03-21 19:46:57 UTC
Reading SF can be an escape from reality. Those with boring work or family lives, can, for example, imagine leading an exploratory mission, whether in a mediaeval world or interstellar civilization.
But SF serves multiple purposes. It explores ideas in fictional worlds. It explores facts too dangerous or unbelievable to be studied in factual books.
But I believe that most people use SF as an escape from reality. Because in the fantasy world, you can be the hero who defeats the villains, and gets the woman. SF plots can be much more complex, but you get my point.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"