Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

On Realising I’m Disabled

[Trigger warnings: all sorts of things, but mostly suicidal ideation] I came to a realisation in the last couple of days — I’m disabled. I don’t mean that I just realised that the label “disabled” fit me — I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Lib Dem Immigration Policy Paper is Not Fit For Purpose

The proposed Lib Dem immigration policy is simply not fit for purpose. I knew this as soon as I saw the consultation questions, which were all on the theme of “immigration: threat or menace?” and “how much should we punish … Continue reading

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New Novella: The Ghost in the Machine

I’ve just published a new novella. It’s the first in the series, so I’m afraid it’s something of an origin story with a bit of a cliffhangery ending, but it’s only 99 cents and the second novella in the series … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones

There’s a gap in my musical knowledge that many people will find very surprising. I only own two Rolling Stones albums, in total. These are The Story of the Stones, a K-Tel compilation of their early hits which I picked … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Related Work

I’m trying desperately to get all my reviews posted before the deadline for voting on July 31. As always, I won’t manage this — if nothing else, the reading this year is somewhat unbalanced, as almost all the novellas are … Continue reading

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Son of Schmilsson

Son of Schmilsson is the first Nilsson album which everyone, almost without exception, agrees is a step down from the album before. It is, in fact, generally considered to be the album that killed Nilsson’s career. Partly that reputation comes … Continue reading

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On Second Referendums

There are very few things which depress me more than the discourse around the idea of a second referendum on leaving the EU. This is not, I should stress, because I have any opposition to the idea of remaining in … Continue reading

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