As a newcomer author, I can’t really judge from my own experience if Liu Cixin is correct… but I fear he might be…Interview with Chinese Hugo Award Winner Liu Cixin:
As a kid I remember thirsting for any anything that tasted of the future. Every drip of speculation about technology was absorbed like a drop of water on a parched dessert–
–but now, I feel I am standing in a torrent of futurism; my orifices clamped tight shut else I bloat and explode from the pressure!
Against this, I can see how people see Science Fiction as more of the same.Summary: People are bored with novelty; they want familiarity!