publication date: Monday, December 21, 2015 (part of Winter 2016)

category: Literature

clue: Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report were all based on works by this dickish author.

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Stan Iwanchuk


Similar Goos

Thomas Harris

His novels, all of them adapted by Hollywood, are about a cannibal and serial killer named for an ancient general. Go »

Anne Rice

It only takes a minute to cook a vampire. Go »

Ed Helms

When not working at his daily office job, he gets hungover on vacation. Go »

Mary Higgins Clark

This "queen," who began writing as a young child, endured 40 publisher rejections early in life. After writing classes, literary workshops, and experience as a radio scriptwriter, she realized her aspirations for success as a novelist later in life, with an estimated 116,000,000 bestseller copies sold worldwide. Go »

Fritz Leiber

This Chicagoan was so seminal to the sword-and-sorcery genre that he coined the phrase himself. Go »

Mario Lopez

Being the jock among his high school friends saved him a lot of trouble working out to became an Olympian and star dancer. Go »