Abstract philosophy, as a complex intellectual exercise, can seem out of touch with the real lives of most people. Practical people will not concern themselves with questions such as, “How can I know that I exist?” or defining the nature of being and nothingness. But we all live by a certain philosophy, even if we do not think of it as such. Sometimes, those who purport to live under no restrictive rules, in fact have quite a rigid self-made philosophy that blinds them to alternative points of view. Fiction that integrates philosophy with science, metaphysics, and real human experiences, brings philosophy’s ubiquitous nature into the light.