publication date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (part of Winter 2019)
clue: This early American master gave us Hester Prynne, Hepzibah Pyncheon, Dr. Heidegger, and Giacomo Rappaccini.
explanation: Hawthorne's best-known works include The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," and "Rappaccini's Daughter." 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.