Saturday, October 14, 2006

Robert Anton Wilson needs help

One of my favorite writers, Robert Anton Wilson, is broke and needs help from his fans, according to a news item in ANSIBLE, the monthly science fiction newsletter published by Dave Langford. The dispatch says, "ROBERT ANTON WILSON, co-author of the _Illuminatus!_ trilogy and guru of offbeat thinking, has only months to live and is broke. He faced eviction from his apartment until a fund-raising call brought help with the rent. Donations to the cause of allowing RAW to die peacefully at home can be sent c/o Futique Trust, PO Box 3561, Santa Cruz, CA 95063, USA (dollar checks payable to him), or Paypal to olgaceline at gmail dot com. He writes: `I am dumbfounded, flabbergasted, and totally stunned by the charity and compassion that has poured in here the last three days. To steal from Jack Benny, "I do not deserve this, but I also have severe leg problems and I don't deserve them either."'
Wilson's official web site is here.