Andrew Hickey

Biography

Writer of books on (so far) music, comics and science. Also available in hardcopy from Lulu.

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Books

Fifty Stories For Fifty Years: An Unauthorised Guide To The Highlights Of Doctor Who
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Doctor Who has been a British institution for fifty years, enthralling generations of fans. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a personal critical look at one story from every one of those fifty years, starting with the very first story, An Unearthly Child, and ending with 2012's The Snowmen, and looking not just at TV stories, but at the books, audio adventures, films and comics.
The Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Between 1970 and 1984 the Beach Boys, both solo and together, made some of the best albums ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a personal look at this music track by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce, Blondie and Ricky recorded and released during that time period.
Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
In the first ten years of their career, the Kinks underwent a creative explosion that was almost unparalleled in popular music. In this book, Andrew Hickey analyses every studio recording by the Kinks from their first album in 1964 through to the epic triple concept album Preservation a decade later, in a book that is full of forthright and sometimes controversial opinion.
Ideas And Entities
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 20,000. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Ideas And Entities, Andrew Hickey, author of Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!, asks such questions as: What if the singularity was brought about by social media gaming? Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? What should you do if you accidentally defame a werewolf? Are physicists keeping the secret of time travel to themselves? And is it possible to have people agree with you too much?
Print The Legend: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Just imagine if everything you read in the newspaper was true. Now imagine if everything you WROTE in the newspaper was true. When Norman Johnson, a reporter for a supermarket tabloid, finds a werewolf at his door complaining about misrepresentation, that's the reality he has to face. A humorous short fantasy story.
Occupational Elf: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The police of Peculiar Branch normally deal with simple problems - elves selling pixie dust to kids, fairies spinning straw into gold, that sort of thing. So when they get a call about an interdimensional war, they're just a little out of their league.
The Shakespeare Code: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Who really wrote Henry IV, part II? Who was the secret author behind King John? Was it Francis Bacon, the Earl of Oxford, perhaps even Elizabeth I herself? The answer may surprise you in this short humorous story.
Doctor Watson Investigates: The Case Of The Scarlet Neckerchief
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Holmes is called away, Watson is left to assist a client with a uniquely horrible problem. Can Watson solve the mystery of the scarlet neckerchief before his client is murdered?
Monkee Music
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
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Here they come... In Monkee Music, Andrew Hickey examines the music of Micky, Mike, Davy and Peter from their debut with Last Train To Clarksville through to their 1997 reunion album Justus A must for any Monkee Maniacs
Bubble Universe a short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What if, one day, everyone who disagreed with you was gone? We increasingly live in 'filter bubbles', seeing only the information we agree with, but what if that went one step further? A short science fiction story, from the author of Four Stories About The Singularity
An Incomprehensible Condition: An Unofficial Guide To Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 36,670. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
In An Incomprehensible Condition, Andrew Hickey examines Grant Morrison's 2005 comic series Seven Soldiers of Victory, and traces the history of the ideas used. From Greek myth to hip-hop, from John Bunyan to Alan Turing, from Arius of Alexandria to Isaac Newton, we see how Frankenstein connects to Robert Johnson, what George Bernard Shaw had to say about Bulleteer, and more.
Four Stories About The Singularity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of four short-short, mostly humorous, stories about the Singularity, from four very different points of view.
The Beach Boys On CD: Vol 1 - 1961-1969
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
Between 1961 and 1969 the Beach Boys made nineteen albums, including some of the best music ever recorded. In this book, Andrew Hickey looks at this music track by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce and David recorded and released during that time period.
Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
In this book, Andrew Hickey will take you through: How to escape from a black hole and when you might not want to The scientist who thinks he’s proved the existence of heaven and what that has to do with Batman What to do if you discover you’re a comic-book character Whether killing your own grandfather is really a bad idea And how to escape from The Life Trap!
The Beatles In Mono
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
In The Beatles In Mono, Andrew Hickey examines, track by track, the Beatles' work as it was originally created, in mono. Going through the 2009 The Beatles In Mono box set, he looks at the band's influences, their musical techniques, and the progression of their career from Love Me Do through to Get Back.

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