NEBADOR - the incredible journey of five young adults from poverty and oppression to respected citizenship in the wide universe ... The crew of the little ship must first endure a long and constantly-changing deep-space mission with creatures they had never imagined working alongside, only to discover how much they admire them. - But their real challenge is a planet of humans who have their priorities backwards, where Ilika must go under cover while the rest of the crew searches for their elusive assignment. After several dead ends, they are finally rewarded with a visit to Nebador's majestic local universe capital. - These stories are filled with wit-sharpening and skill-honing challenges - mental, emotional, and spiritual - for both the characters and the reader. It is truly a grand adventure in which the characters come to understand a beloved saying of the Nebador Transport Service: 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. - This book includes the short story Buna's Search by Shadow Buffalo-walker, winner of the 2012-13 Nebador Writing Contest. - This is the PAPERBACK GLOBAL edition in 10-point type.