I was deeply compelled by Prof. Goodman's discussion with Jill Tarter. In particular, I thought their conversation about the role of science fiction in astrophysics—namely, that science fiction can and has inspired technical innovations in the real world. From this point, I make the immediate connection to unknown unknowns. Often times, significant technological advances come from unknown unknowns—concepts we couldn't even conceive of let alone understand. This raises a dilemma for scientific research: how do we capitalize on the value of discoveries from unknown unknowns? Enter science fiction, or, more generally, creativity and imagination. Science fiction writers, even when they couch their stories in scientific realism, are freed from the constraints of the known. They can push the boundaries in unpredictable ways; in fact, in an appeal to interest and intrigue, they are incentivized to. There is a place for science fiction in science—perhaps a bigger one than we realize.