How come most new science fiction stories are so different now from the old days? Think of the time period when H.G Well's books are published, and then jump to the modern day when books like Hunger Games are published. Books back then seem like to focus more on science with character conflicts. Now our stories have more character driven plots and characterization whether than the science. I know characters are important, and back then, they are use to observe and explain the science to the readers. Now we get to know them and how they deal with their human issues. It's like stories are evolving into character driven stories, which is okay. But what about writers who want to write stories that focus more on science then their characters' lives and personal issues? Should there be a balance, or it doesn't matter as long as the story is entertaining.