publication date: Friday, February 22, 2008 (part of Round XXXIII)

category: Literature

clue: After all of the horrific visions he witnessed and wrote about, instead of a high-school reunion, he'd have time-traveled back to high-school to prevent it from happening.

explanation: Vonnegut witnessed horrors in WWII that influenced his many science-fiction works. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Amy Austin, Elliot Farney, Walter Chesser, and Allison Bair

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Stephen King, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, H.P. Lovecraft, Martin Dugard, Augusten Burroughs, Christopher Golden, Christopher Lloyd, and Ryan Orsucci.

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