DESCRIPTION Doc took a hamster run on a wheel of paranoia. He was wide open, exposed on every side. His
reputation was shit. If they wanted him for a patsy, fuck it, they only needed to send a goddamned
meter maid. No need for an extended set-up or charade, Doc was a scapegoat for the asking.
Fourteen Valium had finally put him to sleep, but then he was unable to wake from the nightmare.
And it was some fucking nightmare. Usually Doc came out of bad dreams screaming, but in this one,
he was screaming going in.
MICK FARREN was an English author, poet, critic, musician, activist, and counter-culture icon. He
fronted the anarchic pre-punk band The Deviants, and had written lyrics for Metallica, Motorhead,
Hawkwind, Brother Wayne Kramer, and the Pink Fairies. His twenty-two novels ranged from the
psychedelic fantasy of The DNA Cowboys Trilogy, to the neo-gothic The Renquist Quartet and he had
published more than a dozen non-fiction works on drugs, conspiracy theory, popular culture and Elvis
Presley. His work with Penny-Ante included "I Studied the Low Snow," a short story in Three, our third
anthology (2009), and Road Movie, a limited edition novella written in 2012.
He passed in London on July 27, 2013.