publication date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 (part of Winter 2019)
clue: Daughter of philosophers, wife of a novelist, she had plenty of Promethean figures in her life before she created one of her own.
explanation: Shelley wrote Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus. She was the daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates
The RPG Gothic Earth
has been set in a world of literary creations roughly contemporary to its 1899 setting, with characters like Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula driving much of the storyline. After a decade of play, the game is now in its final weeks. Here's sending it off with a two-week retrospective of authors of that era whose works captured the popular imagination, in the order in which they shaped the world of Gothic Earth.