Mick Farren's DNA Cowboys Trilogy
Publishers: The Do-Not Press /Dufour Editions
a NYWaste book review by Lucky Lawler
First published in 1976-77,
it's time this trilogy saw the light of today. One just hopes that his prophetic
science fiction doesn't actually come true, although events dictate we're not so
far off right now.
Look, wouldn't you like the convenience of getting your stuff from Stuff Central?
Everything you need or want, when you need it, just like that? Yeah, well, doesn't
that also seem a little fishy? When these two dudes get bored and decide to leave
their perfect suburban town to see what's beyond the 'nothings', was it this radical
thought that started the craziness and destruction of the world as we know it? Will
Reave & Billy save the world, save their own skins, or just say fuck it &
drink themselves into oblivion? Are these not questions we ask ourselves everyday?
They hitch rides with Wheelfreaks, get caught up in wars, become entrapped by a sadistic
child woman, hang out in bars & hooker hotels in a world serviced by genetically
engineered soldiers, servants & slaves where they encounter Ninja monks and total
computer madness and make best friends with the Minstrel Boy as the disruptors eat
reality for breakfast.
Way to go! I love it, It's one of those books that you don't want to finish, because
then... it's finished! Well, it's finished now and I'm back to being a normal regular
person again. Boring... Except, ahhh, Mick Farren is sticking a new novel up on the
web, he's up to chapter 4 already!
Mick Farren, touted as 'the dark prince of pop fiction', really is the one of the
lads with a history of great music (The Deviants) behind this great mind.
To find out more about this fine fellow and his latest online novel 'Slide On The
Run' go to the Funtopia website:
Take the trip - it's well worth