The Illuminatus! Trilogy
It was a deadly mistake. Joseph Malik, editor of a radical magazine, has snooped into rumours about an ancient secret society that turned out to be still alive and kicking. Now his offices have been bombed, he's gone missing, and the case has landed in the lap of a tough, cynical, streetwise New York detective. Saul Goodman knows he's stumbled onto something big - but even he can't guess how far into the pinnacles of power this conspiracy of evil has penetrated. Brimming with sex and violence - in and out of time and space - the three books of The Illuminatus! Trilogy are only partly works of the imagination. They tackle all the important cover-ups of our time - from who really shot the Kennedys to why there's a pyramid on the one-dollar bill - and suggest a truly mind-blowing reality.
- Paperback | 816 pages
- 128 x 194 x 50mm | 557.92g
- 25 Jun 1998
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
- w. figs.
An epic fantasy . . . a devilishly funny work, loaded with humour, puns, up-level ironies that make youburst out laughing. * New Age Journal * The ultimate conspiracy book . . . the biggest Sci-Fi cult novel to come along since Dune. * Village Voice *
About Robert Shea
Robert Joseph Shea was an American novelist and former journalist best known as co-author with Robert Anton Wilson of the science fantasy trilogy Illuminatus!. It became a cult success and was later turned into a marathon-length stage show put on at the British National Theatre and elsewhere. In 1986 it won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. Shea went on to write several action novels based in exotic historical settings.Robert Anton Wilson was an American author and polymath who became at various times a novelist, philosopher, psychologist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, civil libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an episkopos, pope, and saint of Discordianism, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings, interviews, and strolls. Wilson described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth". His goal being "to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything"
Fantasy fiction trilogy which includes )The Eye In The Pyramid, The Golden Apple( and )Leviathan(. "The ultimate conspiracy book.. hilariously raunchy... the biggest sci-fi cult novel to come along since )Dune(" )The Village Voice(.