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This is the Nearzone, home base of writer J Onwuka. You'll find my thoughts on science fantasy, pro wrestling, and storytelling here, so have a look around! It'll feel a little weird at first, that's perfectly okay.

Watch Back: G1 Climax 27 (2017) Day 2

Welcome to my watch-through of G1 Climax 27’s second day of competition. This is the first night of B Block action. If you’re looking for a fuller intro, check the day one post. That will also explain the broad scoring system I’m using in the write-up. G1 CLIMAX 27 DAY 2 – B BLOCK JUICE … Keep reading→

G1 Climax 27 (2017) – Day 1

Welcome to an experiment of mine in watching through pro wrestling: Tournament Watch! I’m going to go through tournaments watching and reporting on each of the matches, giving special attention to wrestlers trying to actually win the match. One of the thing that interests me about wrestling is how it works like a sport and … Keep reading→

The Young Hounds

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Read on if you’re interested in the lives that make great adventure! In The Young Hounds we follow two children of the count, the militaristic heir and his more artistic sister, as they struggle to make sense of a world of war and an enemy they know only by rumor and legend. The court of … Keep reading→

The Story of Tarquin the White

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Six hundred years and twenty since Iodenos Rodos founded again The Empire, the Dread Winter was visited upon the western provinces. In the countries of the Delquins and the Norians, one in every six died of hunger or of disease. In every village the people wailed to the gods for relief but the gods remained silent.… Keep reading→

The Battle of Manghurta

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This is a short background piece to an upcoming e-book of mine, The Young Hounds. It details a pivotal moment in the setting’s history: the Battle of Manghurta. In this battle, the last vitality of a great empire is finally lost.… Keep reading→