What follows will be the best article you’ve ever read about writing and science fiction. Just kidding. Sort of. The sci-fi writer R. A. Lafferty used to make claims like that. For most of his career, he’d tell people he was “the best short story writer in the world.” Smart move. Makes you want to read him. We’re suckers for superlatives. Best, greatest, most important. When Lafferty did it, he was joking. He was also being perfectly serious. Everything Lafferty put his name on was outrageous, insidery, and truth-seeking: a serious joke. But then, so is life itself. Therefore, Lafferty might be right. He might really be the best there ever was. Just one problem: Nobody reads him. They didn’t when he was alive, and they don’t now that he’s dead. It’s a clickbait cliché falling somewhere between desperate and insulting to say so-and-so is the greatest such-and-such you’ve never heard of , but in this case, it happens to be true. Ask your nerdiest friends if they’ve ever … [Read more...] about Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever?
Before Call of Duty: Warzone and Apex Legends broke open the genre, battle royal fans only had two popular titles to choose from. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG , offered a sense of realism, while Fortnite played on a cartoonlike aesthetic. No matter where your loyalties lie, every battle royal game implements the same general strategies. Loot, survive, and escape the closing circle. With seven playable maps, PUBG implements mechanics that are far more complex than those of Warzone and Fortnite . The following PUBG tips and tricks guide will aid you in your quest to be the last player standing. See more: The best guns in PUBG PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds beginner’s guide PUBG vs. Fortnite Try being aggressive to improve While many players will instinctively play carefully, avoiding conflicts and sneaking around (especially while still learning the ropes), if you want to get better at the game, you might be better off taking … [Read more...] about PUBG tips and tricks