Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller On the Italian island of Pianosa, close to the end of the Second World War, US air-force captain Yossarian is desperate to be grounded. He’s become convinced that the next bomb raid he undertakes will be the one that kills him. He’s not alone in this. Most of the saner […]

Red Icon – By Sam Eastland

Red Icon by Sam Eastland (2015) It’s Moscow in 1944, and the Soviets are at last in the ascendancy during the war. The Nazi menace is fighting a vicious rearguard action as the Reds force a bloody path to Berlin. During the many smaller sporadic skirmishes in Eastern Germany, two Russian tank crew members take […]

Lord Of The Flies – Classic Story By William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding It’s likely that most readers will beware of this classic tale of how our species is programmed for conflict, and society merely masks it. But how many have actually read it? If you would like know a little more about Lord of the Flies, then stay with us […]

How Cuba Fought And Beat Apartheid South Africa

In Angola in 1987-1988, theĀ Battle of Cuito Cuanavale took place. This was a major military engagement fought between Cuban, Angolan and Namibian forces on one side, and Apartheid South Africa and its forced allies in Namibia and Angola on the other. The battle was said to have been the largest fought on African soil since […]

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High CastleĀ  by Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick is an intriguing author that many will be unaware of, especially outside of his home nation of the US. Born in Chicago, in 1928, Philip K. Dick (the ‘K’ is for ‘Kindred’. I shit you not) wrote eight sci-fi novels, about a […]