Greg Hickey

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Greg Hickey was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1985. After graduating from Pomona College in 2008, he played and coached baseball in Sweden and South Africa. He is now a forensic scientist, endurance athlete and award-winning writer. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Lindsay.

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Greg Hickey I try to outline as much as I can before I write, especially for sections I know will be difficult. If I know where I want to go before I start,…moreI try to outline as much as I can before I write, especially for sections I know will be difficult. If I know where I want to go before I start, eventually the details on how to get there will flesh themselves out.(less)
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" Great interview! A nice blend of what inspires you as a writer and some useful advice for aspiring authors. I'm definitely going to try having Word re ...more "
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“Yet Judith Alethea is hardly more distinct as she tiptoes out of the glassy smog, her face a spilt cream smudge of makeup caked on and cracking at the corners of her eyes that intensifies her middle age instead of hiding it. A hesitant and excitable slap of putty, thoroughly kneaded by life and imprinted with its multilayered, multicolored narratives like transposed comic strips, she wears a thick, bunchy, ecru suit and hugs an equally bland oversized purse to her hip as she slowly minces into the witness box and huddles down in the seat. The big-boned, moon-faced court reporter leans forward to hear as Alethea swears her oath, while Shannon Gray hovers by the witness box as if attending to a senile aunt.”
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“These are composed of logic symbols. If you were to read each chapter title in sequence, it would spell out the steps in a logical proof. The letter symbols are explained at the very beginning of the book. The other symbols are logical operators. So for example, the chapter title “S(t2) <—> C(t2)” means both 1) if there is a brain State at time t2, then there is a corresponding Choice made at time t2 (e.g. if you think you prefer chocolate ice cream to vanilla, then you will order chocolate instead of vanilla), and 2) if there is a Choice made at time t2, then there must have been a corresponding brain State at time t2.” - Author Greg Hickey on the symbols in the chapter titles of The Friar’s Lantern”
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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
2014, 432 pages, 4.03 stars
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
1990, 430 pages, 4.26 stars
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Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
2012, 352 pages, 3.64 stars
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Mountain Man by Keith C. Blackmore
2012, 514 pages, 3.98 stars
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  1 vote, 6.7%

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
2011, 352 pages, 3.83 stars
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Our Dried Voices by Greg Hickey
2014, 234 pages, 3.5 stars
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  1 vote, 6.7%

Feed by M.T. Anderson
2004, 299 pages, 3.54 stars
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Thinner Than Thou by Kit Reed
2005, 336 pages, 3.2 stars
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Eruption by Adrienne Quintana
2015, 288 pages, 4.22 stars
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Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
2013, 320 pages, 3.6 stars
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