Monday, January 21, 2019
New Robert Anton Wilson book
D. Scott Apel, Robert Anton Wilson's collaborator on the "Trajectories" newsletter and Chaos and Beyond: The Best of Trajectories has just published a sequel to that book, Beyond Chaos and Beyond: The Best of Trajectories, Vol. II, a 99-cent ebook for Kindle. (If you don't own a Kindle, you can read it on your phone or tablet using an Amazon Kindle app.) (Note that Chaos and Beyond is out of print but that Hilaritas Press has scheduled a reprint edition.)
From the publisher's blurb:
For over a decade (1987-1997), Robert Anton Wilson, co-author of the Illuminatus! trilogy and author of The Cosmic Trigger, published a quarterly newsletter, Trajectories: The Journal of Futurism and Heresy, full of original articles, unpublished fiction and outrageous opinion. The 1994 book Chaos and Beyond collected the best essays from the first ten issues of the newsletter; this sequel, Beyond Chaos and Beyond, preserves the best of the final issues, including an excerpt from RAW’s unfinished sequel to Illuminatus!, transcripts of audio and video issues, and transcripts of the several videos featuring RAW produced specifically for his globe-girdling fan base.
Additional material includes a rare 1977 interview with RAW; a major essay on Philip K. Dick, as well as RAW’s comments from a PKD documentary; transcripts of RAW’s 1978 PBS appearances discussing The Prisoner; and a 30,000-word essay by the editor detailing his 30-plus-year association with Wilson.
Beyond Chaos and Beyond is essential reading for hardcore fans of Robert Anton Wilson’s extraordinary work and life.