Book of the SubGenius

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The Book of the SubGenius
Book of the SubGenius.jpg
AuthorJ.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The SubGenius Foundation
Cover artistJohn Hagen-Brenner (1983 edition); Kenneth Huey
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreReligion
PublisherMcGraw-Hill
Publication date
1983
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages194 (Paperback)
ISBN0-07-062229-9
818/.5402 19
LC ClassPN6231.R4 D6 1983

The Book of the SubGenius: Being the Divine Wisdom, Guidance, and Prophecy of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, High Epopt of the Church of the SubGenius, Here Inscribed for the Salvation of Future Generations and in the Hope that Slack May Someday Reign on This Earth (ISBN 0-671-63810-6) is seen as the "Bible" of the Church of the SubGenius. It was compiled from the Church's ongoing zine publication The Stark Fist of Removal. It is usually placed in the humor section of most bookstores, though some SubGenius followers[weasel words] are authorized to move it into the religion section instead.[citation needed]

The book has been republished numerous times, by at least two separate publishers. The original edition was published in 1983 by McGraw-Hill, while the re-release of the book (with the current cover illustration) in 1987 was by Simon & Schuster's imprint Fireside Books (ISBN 0-671-63810-6, "1st Fireside edition").

Further reading[edit]

  • Revelation X : The 'Bob' Apocryphon: Hidden Teachings and Deuterocanonical Texts of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, ISBN 0-671-77006-3