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   Jake: Going Home, by David DeRosa  
  Novel, first publication in 2010
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      Jake is sort of a Danny Ocean meets Dr. Who, with elements of the heist and confidence game combined with quirky references to events and characters well known in our history. Jake is an extra terrestrial, thousands of years old, who accidentally marooned himself on Earth ages ago. He's waited patiently for people to develop the technology he needs to build a way back to the stars. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, technology has advanced enough for Jake to make use of it. Lately, though, he's been aware that he is being watched by people who know what he is and want what he knows. Covert government operatives have their eyes on Jake, looking to exploit his highly advanced technical prowess. He's let secrets slip before, and witnessed ensuing disaster. Now his greatest concern is keeping dangerous knowledge from being misused. His latest endeavor; Jake needs to build a time machine. But that sort of knowledge, in the hands of the unscrupulous, could be cataclysmic. He shares his unique and often fanciful observations of history and human nature with a few close friends that help him build a living computer, one that is capable of manipulating space/time and providing Jake a way home.

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  • Aliens - Extra-terrestrials
  • Earth

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