Sci fi can take many forms. Some of it is set in the present or near future – the movie “Her” was a great example of this. Watching the film, it was easy to believe the events portrayed could take place in the next few years.
Some go a little farther out. The Martian is a good example of this – we’re in the future, but still recognizably our future.
And still others go much farther afield, with only a tenuous connection (or none at all) to the world we know.
Do you prefer reading LGBTIQ sci fi that is present-day or near future on a recognizable Earth? Or In our more distant future? Or in some place/time totally unconnected to the now? And why?