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    70's sci fi

    I'm trying to track down a book about an underground reptilian society that is far advanced but isolated from "us" on the surface. I remember the paperback had a green cover with a green "man" looking up at you. I think the name was "The Icon" or "The Idol". I appreciate any leads - even just someone telling me that they know what I mean but can't remember either. (At least I'll know I'm not crazy.)

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    Sounds like a Dr Who episode. The most recent series had underground reptilians but there was an indication that the Doctor had met a similar species before (presumably during one of the old series).

    Maybe it was one of these books?

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    As with Chuffalump, my first thought was of an old Doctor Who novelization: Doctor Who and the Cave-Monsters by Malcolm Hulke which I vividly remember reading as a schoolboy back in the mid 70s.
    Last edited by Jim diGriz; October 21st, 2010 at 08:11 AM.

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    Thanks both - It didn't sound familiar, so I checked out your suggestions. I'm afraid that wasn't it. This began with ... one or two young guys who find an underwater cave ... some kind of green statue, or jewel, which leads them to travel with this friendly "alien." The alien civilization was technically far advanced.

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    I doubt this is it, but my first thought was an 1980s movie and novelization, The Last Starfighter.

    Randy M.

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