Trevor Blake | Bibliography

(Reverse chronological order.)

The Eagle and the Serpent Index of Names

by Trevor Blake
Cover design by Kevin Slaughter
OVO, 2016, Portland
144 pages,
Cover price $9.95

UoE Notes:
The only known index of this influential egoist journal. 4th issue of the egoist journal “Stand Alone”. Limited to 25 copies.

Back Cover Copy:
The Eagle and the Serpent was a magazine published between 1898 and 1927. This index of more than 2,600 entries includes the given names, pseudonyms, the names of fictional characters and movements named after a person or fictional character found in The Eagle and the Serpent. This index has been prepared to aid the study of the literature of egoism, and to contribute to the history of publishers in London and Chicago.


Buckminster Fuller Bibliography

by Trevor Blake
Cover design by Kevin Slaughter
OVO, 2016, Portland
260 pages, 8vo
ISBN: 978-1944651022
Cover price $17.50

UoE Notes:
The most comprehensive bibliography of Fuller to date. – TB

Back Cover Copy:
One thousand five hundred entries by and about Buckminster Fuller. Books, magazines, newspapers and ephemera published between 1914 and 2015.

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895 – 1983) was a public speaker, author, mathematician and inventor. Fuller is best known as the popularizer of geodesic domes in architecture. He attempted to apply the most recent discoveries of science to the most basic of human needs such as shelter and transportation, without regard for precedent or profit or power, doing more with less. He called this process design science.


Max Stirner Bibliography

by Trevor Blake
Cover design by Matthew Lawrence
Cover art by Matthew Lawrence
OVO, 2016, Portland
216 pages, 8vo
ISBN: 978-194465101
Cover price $20.00

UoE Notes:
I thought it might be a project of a few months to pull together a few dozen citations and criticisms of Stirner. Instead, it took four years to pull together a few hundred. Nothing like it has ever been done. This is the one to get. – TB

Back Cover Copy:
One hundred years of Max Stirner in print, beginning in 1845 with the publication of The Ego and Its Own. Includes rare and select essays on Stirner. Trevor Blake is the author of Confessions of a Failed Egoist.


The Enchiridion

by Epictetus
Introduction by Trevor Blake
Illustrated by Michael Brumage
Translation by Elizabeth Carter, George Long, Thomas Higginson and Perry Matheson
Cover design by Michael Brumage
Cover art by Michael Brumage
A Man of Letters, 2016, Portland
116 pages, 5.5 width x 8.5 height inches
ISBN: 978-1-944651-00-8
Cover price $12.50

UoE Notes:
A premium for Trevor Blake’s podcast, “A Man of Letters” (2015 – present).

Back Cover Copy:
Four English language translations of The Enchiridion by Epictetus published for the first time under one cover. Comparing these translations will benefit students of Stoicism, those with an interest in the history of the English language and contemporary professional translators.


EverettTrueCover-Preview-Cover-Front-683x1024.jpgOutbursts of Everett True

by Condo and Raper
Introduction by Trevor Blake
Illustrated by Jack W. Raper and Clifton Meeks
Edited by Kevin Slaughter and Trevor Blake
Cover design by Kevin Slaughter
Cover art by Jack W. Raper and Clifton Meeks
Underworld Amusements, 2014, Baltimore
279 pages, 5.5 width x 8.5 height inches
ISBN: 978-1-943687-99-2
Cover price $16.95

UoE Notes:
A limited edition of thirteen hardcover copies sold out within hours. A limited edition (33 copies) softcover accompanied by a paperback “Everett True, The Portland Sixty-Nine” (limited to 46 copies), original “Everett True” comic clippings from the early 1920s, two “Friends of Everett True” 1 inch pinback buttons, an Everett True bookmark and a thank you card may still be available.

Back Cover Copy:
HERE IS A MAN WHO WOULD NOT TAKE IT.

We have forgotten about Everett True, a man who attended with prejudice to those most deserving—the daily pests. Sure, superheroes may have stopped crimes and Popeye may have known his share of dust-ups. But what about the million annoying twerps who don’t break the law, but instead stomp on the social contract? When do they get theirs? Everett had no superpowers nor can of spinach, just a keen sense of human nature and the will to reward it but good.

Everett True wished to live a simple life. He wished to go about his day without being unnecessarily bothered. His success then was not far from your own today. From loud-mouths in the theater to the overly pushy salesman, from the incessantly bothersome co-worker to the sidewalk hoggers, there’s always some do-gooder who needs done in. You and I might take it on the chin, but Everett gives it on the noggin with interest.

Outbursts of Everett True rarely strays from a natural formula: the pest impinges on Everett, Everett clobbers the pest. Far from repetitive, the rhythm reveals the timeless truth that the line between justice and revenge is a phantom’s dream. Away with pity for the braggart, the inconsiderate, the assuming, the imposing, the blowhards, those cruel to animals and all the other pushy clods who would turn a perfectly pleasant day into a trial.

Here are the best and brassiest Outbursts of Everett True. Many are reprinted for the first time since they were created by A. D. Condo and J. W. Raper, beginning in 1905. Outbursts of Everett True also packs the one-two punch of rare bibliographical information about the creators. Let Trevor Blake reintroduce our hero to a world ever more crowded with louts.

Here is a man who stood up.


MALFEWSEKLEW-Full-Color-Wrap-REVISEDThe Gospel According to Malfew Seklew

by Sirfessor Wilkesbarre
Introduction by Trevor Blake
Cover design by Kevin Slaughter
Cover art by Josh Latta
Underworld Amusements, 2014, Baltimore
279 pages, 6 width x 9 hight inches
ISBN: 978-0988553682
Cover price $15.95

UoE Notes:
There is only one Malfew Seklew, and Sirfessor Wilkesbarre is his prophet.  Returned to print for the first time in nearly one hundred years, the most complete collection of the Laughing Philosopher to date.

Back Cover Copy:
The polemical writings by and about the Chicago Radical, Social Aristocrat and Egoist Superman Sqirfessor Wilkesbarre – King of the Soap Box, Lord of the Cafe. Salvation for All and One!


FailedEgoist-CoverConfessions of a Failed Egoist

by Trevor Blake
Edited by Kevin Slaughter
Cover design by Kevin Slaughter and Josh Latta
Cover art by Josh Latta
Underworld Amusements, 2014, Baltimore
139 pages, 5.5 width x 8 height inches
ISBN: 978-0-9885536-5-1
Cover price $9.95

UoE Notes:
The greatest egoist book by the greatest living egoist.

Back Cover Copy:
Explication, rumination and fulmination from Portland author Trevor Blake. Sixteen selections range from a critique of Objectivism to the career of filmmaker Nabil Shaban (focusing on The Skin Horse, a documentary on the sex lives of cripples). In addition there is a history and usage of Multiple Names (popular from obscure art movements like Neoism to common folk mythologies), a biographical sketch of Baltimore native and mutant tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, among other topics. Putting the “I” in “history”, the author touches on a cultural history of Egoism, a personal “trajectory” through Anarchism, and his personal shift on 9/11 are also detailed herein.

Confessions of a Failed Egoist‚ is somewhere at the crossroads between The Satanic Bible and Prometheus Rising. Everything you know is wrong, but don’t worry: It’s just the punchline to the great epistemic joke. Blake’s book is a throwback to the days of H.L. Mencken mercilessly skewering sacred cows on the left and right, while firmly rooted in our present day victimology industry conundrums. Blake’s book provides inspiration for thought. Bring it up at your next boring work party and scare your colleagues.”
– Nicholas Pell

“Trevor Blake hails and assails the ‘ism’ closest to His heart in a Mencken-like step-right-up, soapbox style that is smart, dense and fun to read. Blake is a meticulous thinker, and this book is bound to delight and challenge individualists, egoists, and people who would dramatically object to the idea of egoism–but then do and say exactly what they want to anyway.”
-Jack Donovan, author of Androphilia and The Way of Men


BOBLIOGRAPHON-FrontThe SubGenius Psychlopaedia of Slack: The Bobliographon

by J. R. “Bob” Dobbs
Edited by Rev. Ivan Stang
Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006, New York
240 pages, 7 width x 9 height inches
ISBN: 978-1-56025-939-8
Cover price $17.95

UoE Notes:
Nearly ten percent of this book by Rev. Onan Canobite (aka Trevor Blake) as well as many key illustrations.

Back Cover Copy:
The Church of the SubGenius: Slack with a Vengeance! After The Book of the SubGenius and Revelation X, finally comes the 3rd Testament of the Living Avatar of Slack, J. R. “Bob” Dobbs. It’s a NO-BRAINER.


revelationxRevelation X: The “Bob” Apocryphon

by J. R. “Bob” Dobbs
Edited by Rev. Ivan Stang
Cover design by Paul Mavrides
Cover art by Paul Mavrides
Fireside, 1994, New York
184 pages, 8.5 width x 11 height inches
ISBN: 0-671-77006-3
Cover price $14.95

UoE Notes:
Featuring “‘What Can We Do to Help You Stop Screaming?’ – The Truth About UFOs” and much more by Rev. Onan Canobite (aka Trevor Blake).

Back Cover Copy:
Its hour come round at last: the prophesied do-it-yourself end times religion for swinging mutants & terminal abnormals! ETERNAL SALVATION – or triple your money back! Beyond science, reason or orgasm. Instant instructions for those who follow no master!!! Scarier than the Old Testament and Scientology put together! More needlessly complicated than the Kabbalah! More vague and ambiguous than the I Ching or astrology! More sheer, brazen hogwash than even The Book of Mormon! Yet infinitely more accurate than Project Bluebook and the Warren Commission Report, combined!

The Church of the SubGenius… Join us, humans, before it’s to late. Laugh ’til your guts bleed. Authorized to blaspheme by the gods themselves! Compatible with all major world religions and most weird fringe cults with a minimum of expensive interfaces or messy surgery! Assume this object is real.


kooksKooks: A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief

by Donna Kossy
Cover design by Linda Hayashi
Feral House, 1994, Los Angeles
287 pages, 8.5 width x 11 height inches
ISBN: 0-922915-19-9
Cover price $18.95

UoE Notes:
Includes “Iben Browning: They All Laughed when I Predicted an Earthquake” by Trevor Blake.

Back Cover Copy:
Will drilling a hole in one’s head cause enlightenment? Can a person’s soul be captured in a lady’s hairnet? Is Hitler alive and well and living in Antarctica? Were dinosaurs created by Satan? Are men capable of having babies? These and many other peculiar notions and eccentric people are found in Donna Kossy’s Kooks, an extraordinary sourcebook to the outer limits of human belief.


inextremisIn Extremis

by Bill Babouris
Edited by Bill Babouris
Survival Kit, 1994, Athens
215 pages, 6 width x 9 height inches
ISBN: 960-7228-06-5

UoE Notes:
Includes essay by Trevor Blake on his postal exchange with Full Force Frank in the late 1980s / early 1990s. Greek language chronicle of human extremes including Anton LaVey, J. G. Ballard, Jim Jones and others. Illustrated. Never translated, never reprinted.


anarchyendAnarchy and the End of History

by Mike Gunderloy and Michael Ziesing
Introduction by Mike Gunderloy and Michael Ziesing
Edited by Mike Gunderloy and Michael Ziesing
Cover art by Joey Shae
Factsheet Five / The Lysander Spooner Society, 1991, Rensselaer / Willimantic
143 pages, 5.5 width x 8.5 height inches
ISBN: 0-9627975-1-0
Cover price $9.00

UoE Notes:
Includes “Anarchist: Think for Yourself” by Trevor Blake. Also original contributions by Hakim Bey, Mike Gunderloy, Neal Keating, Robert Shea and others.

Back Cover Copy:
Just when you thought it was safe to be an anarchist, Gunderloy and Ziesing are at it again, asking questions you thought you had answers to, or maybe forgot to ask. This anthology brings together a collection of essays by people who positively relish a good think – about anarchy, themselves, and so what difference does it make anyway? More than a series of opinions, Gunderloy and Ziesing offer a dialogue among people who see their common ground as the greatest opportunity for diversity, individualism, and personal freedom. Who are the anarchists? What, why, and how are they in the world today? Maybe you’ll find some answers here. Maybe not. What you will find is an opportunity and a challenge to think about it! – Debbie DeFord


NoCoverAvailableThree-Fisted Tales of “Bob”

by J. R. “Bob” Dobbs
Edited by Rev. Ivan Stang
Cover design by Paul Mavrides
Cover art by Paul Mavrides
Fireside, 1990, New York
351 pages, 7.5 width x 9.5 height inches
ISBN: 0-671-67190-1
Cover price $10.95

UoE Notes:
Rev. Onan Canobite (aka Trevor Blake) writes “Life After X-Day,” a short story in the SubGenius mythos. Also includes William S. Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, John Shirley, Mark Mothersbaugh and others. Rev. Onan is featured in High Weirdness by Mail, also mentioned here.

Back Cover Copy:
Sex, violence, truth, and prophecy merge to form the bizarre, seductive universe of “Bob” Dobbs – the luckiest and least predictable of holy men. J. R. “Bob” Dobbs – though his revolutionary teachings on Slack have inflamed the world through his SubGenius bibles, The Book of the SubGenius and High Weirdness by Mail, many still ask… “What is “Bob” really like?” Now, for the first time, the inner secrets of his enigmatic personal life spew forth across the printed page for all to behold, willing or not. Writers of all persuasions have conspired to bring to life the heretofore elusive personality of “Bob”. Labeled by some as “sick” and “depraved,” to others the Dobbs mythos is the last bastion of creative thought on this planet. Far beyond science fiction, punk, or philosophy, the Church of the SubGenius heaves up an entirely new genre of humor into the unflinching glare of reason. Can you take it? Where are the limits of good taste? Just how far will they go? Answers to these questions and more await you within these pages.

pozdraviPozdravi iz Babilona
(Co-Author)

KRT, 1987

Pozdravi iz Babilona: Ameriska subkulturna teoretska scena – ‘Greetings from Babylon: the American Subcultural Terrorist Scene.’ Includes “Surrealism Versus Anarchism” and collage by Trevor Blake. Never translated, never reprinted.


OVOOVO

1987 – Present

Magazine. “At every turn in its thought, society will find us – waiting.” First publication of essays later collected in T.A.Z. by Hakim Bey. Early publisher of Mike Diana. Original work by Trevor Blake, Walter Alter, Dmitry Babenko, Chris C. Cilla, James Ellis, Feral Faun, Klint Finley, Mike Gunderloy, Ian MacEwan, Thom Metzger, PM (author of bolo’bolo), tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, V. Vale, many others.

 

 

 


(For an exhaustive bibliography, see ovo127.com.)