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Kibi and the Search for Happiness
2010
Rini and the Old Slave
2010
Buna's New World
2011
First Taste of Freedom
2011
Neti's Temptation
2012
What're Friends For?
2012
Sata's Strength
2012
Boro and Sata
2012
Buna's Search
2013
The Magic Needle
2014
Still Voices
2016
Floating Away
2016
The Lonely Space Dragon
2016


NEBADOR on GoodReads

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The Ghost Host

NOAA Space Weather Scales (PDF)

The Donkey Sanctuary, Ireland

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As the home team, Nature Bats Last.

Outward Bound International

National Outdoor Leadership School

Post Carbon Institute's Resilience.org

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Kids vs. Global Warming

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CarolynBaker.net presents Speaking Truth to Power

Inspirations

the nine Muses
the nine Muses
Roman sarcophagus, 2nd century AD

The Muses, old and youngDomainSymbols
Archeorigin/foundation 
Mnemememory 
Aoedesong 
Meletepractice/occasion 
Thelxinoëcharm 
Calliopeepic poetrywriting tablet
Cliohistoryscrolls and books
Euterpeflutes and lyric poetryaulos (flute-like instrument)
Thaliacomedy and pastoral poetrycomic mask
Melpomenetragedytragic mask
Terpsichoredancelyre while dancing
Eratolove poetrycithara (lyre family) and crown of roses
Polyhymniasacred poetryveil or pensive expression
Uraniaastronomycelestial globe and compasses

Those Muses with whom the author has an especially close relationship are colored cyan.

The Muses Clio, Euterpe, and Thalia
The Muses Clio, Euterpe, and Thalia
by Eustache Le Sueur


Stories

Any story in which the reader comes to love the characters, and dreads the day he or she arrives at the last page, is a great story. Unfortunately, the author cannot remember all the titles he has enjoyed during his life, so the following are only examples:

Canopus in Argos: Archives, Doris Lessing
The Stone and the Flute, Hans Bemmann
The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass [a.k.a. Northern Lights], The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), Philip Pullman


Background Knowledge

Readers who are moved to dig deeper into the scientific, psychological, philosophical, or religious themes of the NEBADOR stories may find something of interest among these books:

Symbolic Logic, Irving M. Copi
On The Loose, Terry and Renny Russell
Free-Range Kids, Leonore Skenazy
Intelligence Applied, Robert J. Sternberg
Instrument/Commercial Manual, Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc.
Secrets of UFO Technology, Kenneth W. Behrendt
The Urantia Book
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
The Long Descent, John Michael Greer
Type Talk, Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen
The Elements of Reasoning, David A. Conway and Ronald Munson
Heaven Can You Hear Me?, Peter James and Gian Temperilli


People

Some wonderful people throughout the author's life provided unique and irreplaceable lessons and inspirations:

Juniper Russell
Esther Smith
Vicky Ball
Dottie Frisbie
Linda Dezzutti
Martha Higgins
Jennifer Carolyn Gates
Susanne Koller
Rachael Bleich
Charleen Cox
Paula Wells
Meredith Herzog
Sarah Satterthwaite
Patricia Sharp
Ashley Riddle
Peter James
Antonya Pickard


All of the art works, books, videos, and people on the Queen Mary page have also greatly inspired the author.

NEBADOR
Book by Book

the narrow streets of a medieval walled city
Book One:
The Test
Spring 2010

English

Português

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Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 1 (6MB)

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Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

a lonely beach along a wild seashore
Book Two:
Journey
Summer 2010

English

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 13 (8MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

the colorful aurora above majestic mountains
Book Three:
Selection
Fall 2010

English

Letter to Readers

Dramatic Audiobook

Audiobook Chapter 5 (13MB)

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

Screenplay 1

stranded on a frigid ice continent
Book Four:
Flight Training
Spring 2011

English

Letter to Readers

Comments

Illustrations

Deep Learning

Where to Get It

fascinating planets with strange life forms
Book Five:
Back to the Stars
Fall 2011

English

Letter to Readers

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Deep Learning

Where to Get It

a shining jewel floating in the blackness of space
Book Six:
Star Station
Summer 2012

English

Letter to Readers

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Deep Learning

Where to Get It

unseen guests at an event of universe importance
Book Seven:
The Local Universe
Summer 2013

English

Letter to Readers

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Illustrations

Where to Get It

stillness and silence where movement and sound should be
Book Eight:
Witness
Summer 2014

English

Letter to Readers

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Where to Get It

Heather's meeting circle at a top-secret military facility
Book Nine:
A Cry for Help
Summer 2015

English

Letter to Readers

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Where to Get It

a strange eco-system deep underground
Book Ten:
Stories from Sonmatia
Summer 2016

English

Letter to Readers

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