Nakadai by Walker Zupp is an absurdly wonderful satire.

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Twickley, England – when Hiroshi Nakadai is studying for his PhD in Linguistics he comes into contact with a powerful and evil force…

His supervisor, Professor Mutton, has been enslaved by The Great Word: an intergalactic being hell-bent on conquering the world.

When Nakadai becomes a professor, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Using his phenomenal intelligence, he decides to fight the Great Word—and confuse the hell out of his PhD student, Nicola, along the way…

“By turns brilliant and knowingly absurd.”
– Stephen Gallagher, author of 
The Authentic William James.

“Kurt Vonnegut meets Ann Quin meets Douglas Adams.”
– Rob Magnuson Smith, author of Scorper.

Nakadai is strange, erudite and above all, hilarious.”
– Charlie Gere, Professor of MediaTheory and History at Lancaster University.

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Nakadai is the third novel by Walker Zupp and was published by Montag Press in 2022.

Walker Zupp is a writer/teacher based in Truro, Cornwall who specialises in Speculative Fiction. He was born in Bermuda in 1996, and he attended school there until 2012. He then attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire for two years, studying English, History, Philosophy and Politics.

He received his BA in English Language & Creative Writing from Lancaster University. He received an MA in Creative Writing the following year from Lancaster University. He is studying for his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter in Falmouth.

For a full list of Walker’s written work visit:

Walker Zupp, M.A., Ph.D. – University of Exeter – Truro, England, United Kingdom | LinkedIn

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