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Back to the Stars (NEBADOR #5)

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NEBADOR - the incredible journey of five young adults from poverty and oppression to respected citizenship in the wide universe ...

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 op
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Paperback, Medium Print, 6" x 9", 267 pages
Published November 2011 by Nebador Archives
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Sally
Woo, I really loved this installment in the series :D It was nicely fast-paced and thrilling, and I was especially pleased to be given a quick glimpse of Noni... though sadly it was only that one, brief glimpse and Buna wasn't mentioned. Would have liked a little more, but I'm still happy with what I got :)

I do enjoy the way there's so much maths and science in these books. They're great for the hidden nerd within and I find them fascinating. I drifted off on a half-hour tangent when reading, re
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Carl Bennett
Nov 24, 2013 Carl Bennett rated it really liked it
Shelves: space-opera, science
This is a great book and a great series. I highly recommend Nebador to any who like real science and good sci fi.

The Nebador series by J.Z. Colby is a great read for the entire family. Many topics come up in the series that are trending today as well as topics that are controversial. The author also shows the need for education and a clear head thru out the series, that the characters must need to learn. And as the reader we can also learn some of their lessons in the story, some even with dia
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Lubna
Jan 07, 2012 Lubna rated it really liked it
The end of the solar system is not the limit for the crew on board Manessa. The real star-drive will help Ilika and his crew (mortals of fresh and blood) to move on, with the help of powers of the universe. But before they fly onwards to the star zone, much beyond the ‘reachable’ solar system, they have a lot to learn from planet-hopping in the solar system itself.
They travel from one strange planet to another, each planet and its environment is testing them, their skills, their learning prowes
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Mayara Arend
May 07, 2012 Mayara Arend rated it it was amazing
There is no way out. Now, they're part of the Manessa crew, they're out in space and they just won't be able to run away anymore.
Rini, again, makes a bad decision. He's a good boy, he's just what we'd call airheaded. But that's not exactly that: he's contemplative. He can meditate for years and never reach the edge of his patience, he jumped into adventure more than anyone else, simply because he wants to see what else is there and that's how he gets into trouble right at the first page of the b
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Kereesa
Sep 01, 2012 Kereesa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series.
Recommended to Kereesa by: J.Z. Colby
***A big thank you to J. Z. Colby, as always, for sending me a copy of this, and his infinite patience with me for delaying my review for...well...like forever :P. Thank you!***

After reading the first five novels in this series, I can honestly say this is probably close to being my favorite of all of them. Back to the Stars, while still young in terms of the projected longevity of this series, really brought together all the things I love about the Nebador series. While still keeping true to its
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J.Z. Colby
Sep 21, 2013 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
The story is available in all these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle / Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TRILOGY TWO, hardcover, 10-point typ
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J.Z. Colby
Sep 21, 2013 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
The story is available in all these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle / Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TRILOGY TWO, hardcover, 10-point typ
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J.Z. Colby
Sep 21, 2013 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
The story is available in all these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle / Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TRILOGY TWO, hardcover, 10-point typ
...more
J.Z. Colby
Sep 21, 2013 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: written
The story is available in all these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle / Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TRILOGY TWO, hardcover, 10-point typ
...more
J.Z. Colby
Nov 14, 2011 J.Z. Colby added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written
The story is available in all these editions:
EBOOK for the Kindle / Mobipocket
EPUB for the iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.
MEDIUM PRINT paperback, 12-point type, 6" x 9"
LARGE PRINT paperback, 18-point type, 8" x 10"
GLOBAL paperback, 10-point type, 6" x 9"
GLOBAL/LIBRARY hardcover, 10-point type, 6" x 9"

The companion study guide is available in one edition:
DEEP LEARNING NOTES, paperback, 12-point type, 5" x 8"

This story, along with its Deep Learning Notes, is included in:
TRILOGY TWO, hardcover, 10-point typ
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Graziano
Jan 04, 2015 Graziano rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, calibre
All Quiet on the Western Front (or the stars).

Space separates the children from the grown-ups. Your age doesn't matter. If you are nine, and you are aiming your life toward standing on your own two feet and dealing with hard, cold reality, you are leaving childhood behind. (4)

"It's a time honored rule," Ilika began, "that a commander must have complete command to deal with unexpected situations, the ability to change any previous command or break any rule. Every emergency is different No one can
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Cecelia Harper
Apr 29, 2013 Cecelia Harper rated it it was amazing
My daughter and I began reading the "Nebador" series as manuscripts. She was 10 at the time, and neither of us could wait to get the next book into our hands. We have read all 7 available manuscripts, and the complete set of published books. We LOVE the series, and have shared "Nebador" with several people. To date, of the readers with whom we've shared "Nebador," from the youngest (10 years old) to the oldest (80 years old), no one who has read it has told us they did not enjoy it. Quite the co ...more
Kathryn
This book was the final one I critiqued as my life got too busy, but the series was well worth my time and effort back then.
Michael
Sep 02, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
I said that the fourth book in the series was my favorite. It has now changed to this one. The learning curve that the children have had to go through is something that many of us have not even experienced in out lives. On a daily basis we are faced with life and death situation that we are oblivious too. This children had to deal with the fact of immortality and have to accept that our lives are finate. We have to be able to acknowledge that we must choose our lives path and be able to live wit ...more
Joshua
Oct 05, 2012 Joshua rated it it was amazing
The story becomes better and more interesting the farther out the scope of the story becomes. The crew of the Mannessa Kwi(I think I spelled that correctly) quickly outgrows the knowledge of the little kingdom that had been where they had spent most of their lives, as they further experience events and see sights unfathomable to the people of their old home, and they began to get used to living among the stars. As the scope of the crews knowledge grows, so does the excitement of the story itself ...more
Rebecca McKinnon
Jan 16, 2012 Rebecca McKinnon rated it it was amazing
A lot has happened to the small crew of the Manessa Kwi since this series began. They've left behind their lives of slavery, gained an education, and traveled.

In this installment of the Nebador books, the journey through the stars begins. The ship visits several planets, learning something vital at each stop.

One stop requires each character to delve inside themselves to discover strengths they didn't expect to find.
Chenice
Oct 25, 2013 Chenice rated it really liked it
While I still stand by book 4 being my favourite in the series so far, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

True to form, Colby engages his readers and keeps you fully entertained, educated and challenged throughout the novel.
Katelynn
Jul 29, 2012 Katelynn rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Nebador #5 is probably my favorite of the Nebador books thus far! With new adventures and characters to love, I couldn't put it down! A MUST read for Nebador lovers and science fiction lovers in general!
Jenny
Mar 25, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Enthralling,immersive and haertrending .
Strap yourself in for the ride!
Things don't always go to plan.
Bob
Dec 31, 2011 Bob rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better. I really liked this one.
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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 m
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Other Books in the Series

NEBADOR (10 books)
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  • Journey (NEBADOR, #2)
  • Selection (NEBADOR, #3)
  • Flight Training & Kibi and the Search for Happiness (NEBADOR, #4)
  • Star Station (NEBADOR, #6)
  • The Local Universe (NEBADOR, #7)
  • Witness (NEBADOR, #8)
  • A Cry for Help (NEBADOR, #9)
  • Stories from Sonmatia (NEBADOR, #10)

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