The Illuminatus! Trilogy

series of three novels by American writers Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson between 1969 and 1971,[1] and first published in 1975. The trilogy is a satirical, postmodern, science fiction story.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy
AuthorsRobert Shea
Robert Anton Wilson
Cover artistCarlos Victor Ochagavia (1975 paperbacks)
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDell Publishing
Publication date
1975 (individual volumes); 1984 (collected edition)
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages805 pages (paperback collected edition)
ISBN1-56731-237-3 (hardback collected edition), ISBN 1-85487-574-4 (paperback collected edition)


  1. Illuminatus! was written between 1969 and 1971, but not published until 1975 according to Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (1977), page 145. ISBN 1-56184-003-3