I dont know how relevant this is to here, but i felt obliged to post it somewhere.
I got into RPGs via gamebooks. When i was 10 years old, I got a copy of 'The Legend of Zagor', which was ghostwritten by Carl Sargent. It opened up a whole new world for me. My bookshelves still sag under the weight of all the Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf books I scavenged from charity shops. If it weren't for them, I probably wouldn't have got into Dungeons and Dragons and then CRPGs.
Many people out there are mourning Stan Lee. Fewer people are mourning Carl Sargent, but to this ageing kid, he made a huge difference. My copy of 'Night Dragon' might be the most well-thumbed paperback I own. I keep picking it up, even if only to look at Tony Hough's awesome illustrations.
I know that Sargent wrote for Shadowrun at some point, but I'm afraid I don't know the nature of his contributions. My knowledge on that franchise is a bit murky.
At the end of 'Night Dragon', you meet a cat who transforms into a golden dragon and flies you to the land of dreams. I like to think that's what he's experiencing now. RIP.