I am taking a moment to share this new blog post since I’ve had a few people ask me if there is a connection between the planet Nebulon from the Galaxy Zack Series and the Fantasy realm of Nebilon. There isn’t any. There is also no connection between the alien supervillain, Nebulon, from the Marvel Universe, who appeared in issue #34 of The Defenders, and the realm of Nebilon.
For a quick primer, Nebilon is a thriving hub in the magic-rich realm west of the Elbianic Sea and north of the Heel of Dunbar. It is comprised of the four main cities of Spork, Spore, Spawn, and Fram.
The worlds of Nebulon and Nebilon and the casts of characters that inhabit them couldn’t be more different. The Nebilon Series is not a spinoff and bears no relation to Galaxy Zack: Hello, Nebulon! Aside from the Neb that they share at the beginning of their names, there really isn’t much else that they have in common. There’s a subtle pronunciation difference in the middle syllable, and that’s where the similarity comes to a screeching halt. The former is a book series geared for a slightly younger reading audience, mainly for grades K- 3, while the Nebilon Series Book 1, The Acolyte and The Amulet, and Book 2, Quest For The Hope Box are more geared for middle school and above.
Actually, I think the Nebilon Series is tailor-made for anybody who enjoys humorous Sci-fi/Fantasy Adventure. Age really doesn’t come into play. For argument sake, if I had to guess, the planet, Nebulon would probably be 7 or 8 million light-years away from the craggier realm of Nebilon, give or take a couple hundred thousand light-years.
So I hope this clarification will suffice to clear up any confusion. If not, I’m sure it will all settle itself quite nicely at some point in the not too distant future, otherwise, the infamous Mage Council domiciled in Spork will have to step into the debate.
I will say this. Readers of Fantasy/Adventure will enjoy the Nebilon Series. Book 2, Quest For The Hope Box is out now. It was released a couple of weeks ago, and it is available on Kindle. I am hoping to release a paperback soon. Keep your eyes peeled for more on that. There’s a new mission in Book 2, Quest For The Hope Box, and you’ll be happy to see that many from the main cast have returned for this important mission. Luma has become a full-fledged mage and she will be serving as a guide on a critical mission at the behest of Archmage Harberk. Luma will also have to learn to bond with the dragon that has hatched inside Harberk’s castle. Yes, I did say a dragon, one from the fire-breathing ilk. This endeavor will not be easy for the burgeoning mage, since she still has her pet wugwump, Wumsy along with her. As a brief aside, you might as well know that dragons and wugwumps have always had a tempestuous relationship, and over the years, those ill feelings have festered.
So Luma will clearly have her hands full on this mission.
It is also worth noting that in this follow up to the maiden voyage, a mysterious Box of Hope has surfaced after being hidden for centuries. Yes, I did say a box filled with Hope. A nothing special sort of wooden box with a peanut butter-like splotch on the side that just happens to ooze a swirly orange glow that goads Seekers into pursuing ambitious paths. The streets are soon clogged with all sorts of Hope-mongers.
This makes Book 2 of the Nebilon Series quite a bit more whimsical than The Acolyte And The Amulet, but there are still plenty of beastly entanglements that require the focused and judicious use of magic. You’ll get to meet the precocious gargoyle, Stan, who is rather ambitious and possibly even a secret agent for the Archmage Harberk. Personally, I find Book 2 to be a little more humorous than Book 1, but that’s a personal thing. For all I know, it might not read that way for you, and that’s totally fine.