A minor character in Robert Shea
and Robert Anton Wilson
's gonzo novel Illuminatus!
. Atlanta Hope is the leader of God's Lightning
, a domestic terrorist group whose philosophy is a schizoid fusion of Objectivism
, the Religious Right
, and the Ku Klux Klan
-- even though it started as a splinter off of Women's Liberation
. Hope herself is mostly a parody of Ayn Rand
, but with Rand's affinity for Aristotle
replaced with a fixation on the obscure Heraclitus
. She is the author of Telemachus Sneezed
among other works.
Like many of the other characters in Illuminatus!, Atlanta Hope is an agent of the Bavarian Illuminati.