Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007)

Death: 11th January 2007
Location: Cremated, ashes scattered off the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California, United States
Cause of death: Post-polio syndrome
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American author, novelist and polymath who is best remembered as the co-author (with Robert Shea) of the cult classic series The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975). The three books - The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, and Leviathan - philosophically and humorously examined, among many other themes, occult and magical symbolism and history, the counterculture of the 1960s, secret societies, data concerning author H.P. Lovecraft and author and occultist Aleister Crowley, and American paranoia about conspiracies and conspiracy theories. Illuminatus! won the Prometheus Hall of Fame award for science fiction in 1986.