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by David Brin
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159606109X, Hardcover)"Some of the Math Club nerds have got a real live alien! They're hiding it in a basement rec room." High School junior Mark Bamford didn't believe the silly rumor. For one thing, California homes don't have basements. Besides. A stranded alien? Such a cliche. A movie rip-off. Couldn't the math geeks think up a better hoax? Only... was it a hoax? What about all those black vans from the super-secret Cirrocco Corp cruising all over town, as if searching for something? Time to do some investigating of his own. Only, who could he turn to for help? The skateboarding "X" crowd? The varsity climbing team? When it it came right down to it, should he turn to the least likely ally of them all? Sky Horizon explores a possibility that has always fascinated, since the days of Homer -- that of strangers from beyond -- and gives it new shape under the deft hand of one of science fiction's modern masters.
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When Mark Bamford discovers that one of his classmates has an alien imprisoned in his basement, Mark contacts the government in order to free the alien, and in the process destroys his social life. When the alien's buddies show up to rescue him from the earthlings, they aren't very grateful, either.