A balance is sought. The world is perfectly imbalanced so our thoughts can at times unravel. Alexsander Dumas Fila said in the preface to his father's The Three Musketeers that:
"the world of thought, which includes the world of fiction, is governed by laws that as absolute and infallible as the laws of the universe, whose equilibrium and harmony I have just now been admiring."*
If one reads science fiction one’s thoughts can space out, if not properly balanced by the infallible word of God. The truth of God balances our perspective on living and dying here in our temporary world.
*Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers. New York: Trident International, 1999. Print.