You should read it because it is amazingly awesome, fabulously fierce, and supercalifragilisticexpealidocous ly supercalifragilisticexpealidocous
Why would you want to read a story about a man finding his meaning in life when you could read about robots trying to terminate the humans and destroy earth? I know I wouldn't! Science fiction is so much better than any other genre because it lets you use your imagination to go off into the future, past, under the oceans, another dimension, or anything really.
Science fiction is a combination of Science and fantasy. Science gives a very futuristic feel. Science stories also normally include crazy machines, scientist, and ideas. Fantasy contains magical elements such as trolls, fairies, witches, and dragons. And when you mix both writing styles you will get a really interesting story! So if you don't like science fiction than you've never read a book.(no offense Mrs. Kilgore)