Borderlands Books is reporting that Zones Of Chaos, the collection of Mick Farren’s poetry, prose, journalism and more that Borderlands published in November under the imprint Red Snake Press has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly in December.
Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say: “Michael Moorcock’s introduction describes this hallucinatory concoction of Farren’s poetry, song lyrics, essays, short fiction and social commentary as a display case of his obsessions from demons to dope to the dangers and rewards of remaining alive in an increasingly berserk universe. In ‘Enter the Swordmaid,’ vampire Victor Renquist encounters a woman with a sentient sword and gets a nightmarish glimpse into another dimension. ‘The Voodoo Chile Experience’ is a psychedelic roller-coaster ride through extreme user fatal video gaming. ‘Jailhouse Rock’ chronicles Farren’s experiences in a Van Nuys jail during a major California earthquake. A 1975 comic book entitled ‘Rock & Roll Madness’ shows an aging Elvis-like character becoming president. Farren is equal parts drug-crazed madman and poetic prophet, and his work both predates and transcends modern bizarro apocaliterature.”
If you haven’t already picked up a copy, you can get ’em here at Borderlands Books (866 Valencia St.
San Francisco CA 94110), signed by Mick Farren, for $14.95.