R.I.P., R.A.W.

Of all the obituary posts on Robert Anton Wilson in the past couple of days, the one I enjoyed the most was Wonkette’s, which shrewdly observed: “[U]nlike the ‘political thinkers’ who clog Washington’s green rooms on Sunday mornings, Wilson was hilarious … on purpose.”

I hadn’t been aware of his leftist-libertarian party “Guns and Dope” (a great name for a band). I read the Illuminatus! trilogy and a couple of the Schrödinger’s Cat books many years ago, but they didn’t do anything for me–except infect me with a strong distaste for conspiracy-theory plotlines which persists to this day. Sounds like his non-fiction might be more entertaining, if not necessarily enlightening.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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