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Books by Andrew Hickey
Fifty Stories For Fifty Years: An Unauthorised Guide To The Highlights Of Doctor Who By Andrew Hickey
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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... More > 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 that are also part of the Doctor Who story. In doing so, he tries to find those threads that are common to the series, and discover what it is that has made the series last so long, and what the prospects are for the next fifty years. This book is not authorised by the BBC.< Less
Ideas And Entities By Andrew Hickey
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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... More > 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? These and other questions are answered in the ten science fiction and fantasy stories found inside.< Less
Sci-Ence! Justice Leak! By Andrew Hickey
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What do Batman, Doctor Who, quantum physics, Oscar Wilde, liberalism, the second law of thermodynamics, Harry Potter fanfic, postmodernism, and Superman have in common? If your answer to that was... More > “Nothing” then… well, you’re probably right. But in this book Andrew Hickey will try to convince you otherwise. In doing so he’ll 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! An examination of the comics of Grant Morrison, Alan Moore and Jack Kirby, Doctor Who spin-off media, and how we tell stories to each other, Sci-Ence! Justice Leak! tells you to look around you and say: “This is an imaginary universe… Aren’t they all?”< Less
The Beach Boys On CD vol 1: 1961 - 1969 By Andrew Hickey
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Between 1961 and 1969 the Beach Boys made nineteen albums, including some of the best music ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey looks at this music track by track,... More > analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce and David recorded and released during that time period. From early surf and car classics like 409 to sophisticated masterpieces like Time To Get Alone, in this book you'll learn how they were recorded, why they work the way they do, and which albums to buy if you want to hear a great band at their best.< Less
The Beach Boys On CD vol 1: The 1960s By Andrew Hickey
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Between 1961 and 1969 the Beach Boys made nineteen albums, including some of the best music ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey looks at this music track by track,... More > analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce and David recorded and released during that time period. From early surf and car classics like 409 to sophisticated masterpieces like Time To Get Alone, in this book you'll learn how they were recorded, why they work the way they do, and which albums to buy if you want to hear a great band at their best.< Less
The Beach Boys On CD vol 1: The 1960s By Andrew Hickey
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Between 1961 and 1969 the Beach Boys made nineteen albums, including some of the best music ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey looks at this music track by track,... More > analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce and David recorded and released during that time period. From early surf and car classics like 409 to sophisticated masterpieces like Time To Get Alone, in this book you'll learn how they were recorded, why they work the way they do, and which albums to buy if you want to hear a great band at their best.< Less
The Beatles In Mono By Andrew Hickey
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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... More > influences, their musical techniques, and the progression of their career from Love Me Do through to Get Back. As a bonus, this edition also contains appendices giving brief overviews of the stereo-only material the band recorded, as well as 'non-canon' albums like the Anthology series, Live At The BBC and Liverpool Sound Collage. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!< Less
California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s By Andrew Hickey
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In 1960, a group of young men in California recorded an instrumental single, Moon Dawg, and started what would become known as surf music. Within a few years, those young men would have been... More > important parts of records by the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Canned Heat, the Monkees, and many more. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest records, looking at the interconnections between seemingly disparate bands and performers. Discover the song Davy Jones of the Monkees wrote about Captain Beefheart, or the member of the Mothers of Invention who named Buffalo Springfield and wrote songs for the Beach Boys. California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s takes you from the Gamblers' surf instrumentals, through sunshine pop by the Mamas and Papas and the Beach Boys, to Little Feat and Randy Newman, and shows how all these different artist influenced and inspired each other, in ways that might surprise you...< Less
Monkee Music By Andrew Hickey
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Here they come... In Monkee Music, Andrew Hickey, author of The Beatles In Mono and The Beach Boys On CD, examines the music of Micky, Mike, Davy and Peter from their early bubblegum pop hits with... More > Last Train To Clarksville and I'm A Believer, through their reinvention as a self-contained band with songs like Pleasant Valley Sunday and Daydream Believer, and their psychedelic masterpiece Head, and on into their reunion albums Pool It! and Justus. This book contains analysis of every studio track the Monkees ever released, and is a must for any Monkee Maniacs.< Less
The Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984 By Andrew Hickey
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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... More > by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce, Blondie and Ricky recorded and released during that time period. From psychedelic masterpieces like Surf's Up to the raw rock of Pacific Ocean Blues, in this book you'll learn how they were recorded, why they work the way they do, and which albums to buy if you want to hear a great band at their best. Also available: The Beach Boys On CD Volume 1: 1961 - 1969< Less