Author Archive | Fred "HeinKill" Williams


Atlantic Fleet: Review and Interview

Remember those dark days when German wolf-packs nearly brought Britain to starvation, and incredibly brave merchant sailors crossed the Atlantic under the guns of mighty battleships like the Scharnhorst, Bismarck and Tirpitz, who were in turn hunted by British battlecruisers such as Hood, Renown and Repulse? And remember the good old days when a sim […]

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Sid Meier’s Starship for iOS: space is flat!

Sid Meier’s Starship for iOS: space is flat! I used to love the Civilization series of games from Sid Meier, on both PC and iOS, so I was really looking forward to this title. If you don’t know the Civilisation series, they are turn-based ‘4X’ (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) strategy games which focus on different periods […]

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Book Review: William Gibson – The Peripheral

Do you enjoy games where you can create an avatar and then roam a virtual world, carrying out missions, fulfilling quests and saving damsels or dudes in distress? OK, now imagine the possibilities if the avatar you created existed in the real world, not a virtual world. This is the premise behind Cyberpunk godfather William Gibson’s newest […]

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Half Way Home and Hurricane, by Hugh Howey Book Reviews

Digital age author Hugh Howey specialises in post apocalyptic ‘what happens after the end of the world’ storytelling, with minutely imagined, detailed worlds and compelling characters whose fates you cannot fail to care about.Many book lovers will need no introduction to Howey and his famous ‘Sand’ and ‘Silo’ series books, so for this review I have chosen to review two of […]

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Dawn Attack by Brian Callison Book Review

Dawn Attack by Brian Callison Plot precis: Fictional account of a British combined forces attack on German Occupied Norway, drawing inspiration from the British commando raid on Lofoten in March 1941.The story of the dawn raid is told from multiple points of view, both the German and British side, as well as from air, land and sea. Preamble: […]

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