Book of the SubGenius
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
The Bible refers to any one of the collections of the primary religious texts of Judaism and Christianity. There is no common version of the Bible, as the individual books , their contents and their order vary among denominations...

" of the Church of the SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
The Church of the SubGenius is a "parody religion" organization that satirizes religion, conspiracy theories, unidentified flying objects, and popular culture. Originally based in Dallas, Texas, the Church of the SubGenius gained prominence in the 1980s and 1990s and maintains an active presence on...

. It was compiled from the Church's ongoing zine
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 publication The Stark Fist of Removal. It is usually placed in the humor section of most bookstores, though zealous SubGenius followers are authorized to move it into the religion section instead.

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

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