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Born in the Mojave Desert, J. Z. Colby now lives and writes deep in a forest of the Pacific Northwest.

He has studied many subjects, formally and informally, including psychology, philosophy, education, and performing arts, but remains a generalist. His primary profession as a mental health counselor, specializing with families and young adults, gives him many stories of personal growth, and the motivation to develop his team of young critiquers and readers.

All his life, he has been drawn toward a broad understanding of human nature, especially those physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual situations in which our capacity to function seems to reach its limits. He finds fascinating those few individuals who can transcend the limits of ou
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NEBADOR Book Ten: Stories from Sonmatia, with a novella by J. Z. Colby and 3 new short stories, is now available in Paperback, Hardcover, and Large Print: http://www.nebador.com/Where10.html
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The Test (NEBADOR, #1)

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Selection (NEBADOR, #3)

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Witness (NEBADOR, #8)

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NEBADOR Book Six: Star Station (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Stepping into a new civilization can be very challenging, especially when very few of your new friends look anything like you. Trouble awaits in every hall and balcony of the star station, and each misunderstanding could get you a one-way ticket home. Mati, one decision away from walking again, isn't sure she wants to - the price, for both her and Rini, is unexpectedly high. Kibi fails a test of the heart - to fix it, she must set her feet on a path she's not sure she'll survive. Sata and Boro stand beside their friends, but sometimes regret it. Ilika watches it all, wishing he could hide on some backward little planet. But occasionally, everyone needs to come home.
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Description: This epic young-adult science fiction adventure continues as Ilika and his nine students make their way through the countryside as he teaches them. Tested by needy people, burned by steam, pounded by the ocean at high tide, and attacked by wild animals, they must find reserves of courage they didn’t know they had.
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Description: The crew of the little ship must endure constantly-changing deep-space missions and perplexing under-cover assignments before visiting the majestic local universe capital.
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Description: This epic young-adult science fiction adventure continues as the women of a mysterious mountain monastery rescue the group and allow them to witness their most sacred ritual. One student fails the ultimate test, and Ilika makes the biggest mistake of his life. Finally, the selection is made and the new crew members learn the basics on their ship, even as the priests stir up the people against them.
NEBADOR Book Five: Back to the Stars (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A long line of mysterious planets, all stranger than any story, lie between the birthplace of the young crew and their destination among the stars. Each planet, and the vast stretches of space between, hold frightening dangers and wonderful opportunities. Events from twenty thousand years in the past have much to teach the new crew, but they fall into a deadly trap from which even the captain cannot find an escape.
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“One thing I can guarantee, is that the world will never change itself because of our weaknesses. In fact, it has ways of actually becoming more dangerous when we approach it with a bad attitude.”
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“Personal power is the ability to stand on your own two feet with a smile on your face in the middle of a universe that contains a million ways to crush you.”
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“I come from a place where everyone has great power, by your standards, and they steadfastly refuse to use it for self-aggrandizement ... anywhere ... ever.”
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“Personal power is the ability to stand on your own two feet with a smile on your face in the middle of a universe that contains a million ways to crush you.”
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“Happy Hauntings; and, pleasant dreams!”
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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
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“Relationships are set up to be imperfect. They are designed by the master creator of relationships to be flawed, to be forever inadequate, and to be a work of art.”
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“It is not the purpose of the universe to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible. That's a mortal preoccupation, especially strong in monkey mammals, but we all feel it to one degree or another ...”
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