The Human-Centric Universe

Human beings seem to be very important in science fiction, or indeed, any kind of story that we create.  Just look at how many of them are in our stories! They’re all over the place.  They must be very important!

At face value, this is perhaps simply because we are human and need other humans to relate to. The closer you come to our “Real” world the more likely you are to have humans in your story. However, science fiction (and to some degree fantasy and horror) has more of an excuse to venture further away from this idea, but even with possibility of strange alien life forms being taken for granted, the pervasiveness of humanity, or species directly related to humanity, seems inescapable.

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