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The Quest of the DNA Cowboys

(The first book in the DNA Cowboys series)
A novel by

Welcome To the West That's Wilder Than Even Your Weirdest Nightmares!

From the remote township of Pleasant Gap stride Billy and Reave, the DNA Cowboys. Reproduction pistols in their hands, portable generators at their belts, they hit the long trail winding through the molecular dissolution of the Nothings, teetering on the edge of non-existence, to Graveyard, the wheelfreaks' paradise, Dogbreath, home of the blue-scaled whores, Port Judas, Puritan outpost, through Dropville and the hippy immortals to the terror city of Akio-Tech.

Scraps of contemporary myth, fragments of futuristic horror, strange imaginings and bright strands of story-telling ebb, flow, float, jostle and synthesize into this, the first volume of Mick Farren's dazzling DNA Cowboys Trilogy.

First published in 1976, this edition has new introduction by the author and is embedded with audio content.

'Story or essay, poem or rock song, they all carry the same fierce engagement which has never left this determinedly self-invented individualist whether arguing his case at the Old Bailey or strutting his stuff on stage at London's Roundhouse. Read him and rage'

Michael Moorcock

'At 68, Mick Farren links back to an era when giants like Burroughs, Thompson and Morrison still strode the earth, and rock 'n' roll outsider poetry were linked, along with wider more amorphous notions of youth-as-rebel-culture and drugs-as-shamanic-tools, standing firm against the rapacious advances of the military-industrial greedheads and all who serve them'

Ben Graham, Bleeding Cheek Press

'Mick Farren writes lovely prose... '

Germaine Greer

'Mick Farren has had a long illustrious career as an infamous editor, journalist and English rock star... (He) has important points to make about the times we live in'

New York Paper

'Farren's fertile imagination has a snaggletoothed bite all of its own'


'You cannot believe a word Mick Farren says'

John Lydon


Used availability for Mick Farren's The Quest of the DNA Cowboys

Paperback Editions

July 1976 : UK Paperback

Title: Quest of the DNA Cowboys (Mayflower science fantasy)
Author(s): Mick Farren
ISBN: 0-583-12448-8 / 978-0-583-12448-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA