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The earliest reference that I can find to Davy Jones as an individual, is in the works "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle", written by a Scottish author Tobias Smollet, and published in 1751. The reference can be found in Google Books, with the following passage: "By the Lord! Jack, you may say what you wool; but I'll be damned if it was not Davy Jones ...


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The Book series you are looking for is the "Wave Runners Trilogy" written by Kai Meyer. From the link: The pirates in the Caribbean have a name for kids who can walk on water - they call them polliwiggles. As far as 14-year-old Jolly knows, she's the last polliwiggle alive - and this makes her invaluable to the pirate captain who raised her. When Jolly'...


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I'd argue that "Davy Jones' Locker" is a reference to Davy Jones given that it is a possessive. But to answer your question, Davy Jones, as an entity separate from Locker identification, seems to be first spoken of in written literature in Edgar Allan Poe's short story King Pest (1835) wherein a character names Death as Davy Jones. Or, as Graham points out ...


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I think you are talking about the Buccaneers series by Sheila K. McCullagh. When Nicholas looks at the picture Great Uncle Jeremy left him, he finds himself climbing through the shining ring to the land of Ramir and the buccaneers on the The Silver Dolphin. Can he help Captain Harken and his crew in their fight against the Dragon Men...? They were very ...


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Sounds like "Startide Rising" (1983) by David Brin. Humans join Galatic Community. Expedition is pursued by aliens, Earth is under attack. They land at the bottom of an ocean because much of the crew is uplifted Dolphins. They sneak out by hiding their ship inside a crashed alien ship (the aliens are fighting each other to get at what the humans have ...


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Parts of it sound a bit like Brightness Reef (1995), which is one of David Brin's Uplift books. From Goodreads: The planet Jijo is forbidden to settlers, its ecology protected by guardians of the Five Galaxies. But over the centuries it has been resettled, populated by refugees of six intelligent races. Together they have woven a new society in the ...


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This may be The Witches of Karres, a 1966 novel by James H. Schmitz. There was a 2004 sequel, The Wizard of Karres, written by Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, and Dave Freer long after Schmitz's death, and another sequel from 2010 by Flint and Freer. The original novelette that forms the beginning of The Witches of Karres may be better known than the full ...


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This reminds me of "Battlefield Earth" (1982) by L. Ron Hubbard, not, as far as I know, related to the series of the same name. It's a big really thick book and it has all those elements you mentioned... From Goodreads: Earth has been dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader—and man is an endangered species. From the handful of surviving humans a ...


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Is it possible that you're thinking of Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanisław Lem? The stories are set somewhere in the 21st or 22nd centuries, in a futuristic Occidental world (as opposed to a Communist Utopia where some of Lem's other novels take place) in which Mankind is starting to colonize the Solar System, has some settlements on the Moon and Mars, ...


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Maybe Captain Harlock ? The character was created by Leiji Matsumoto in 1977 and popularized in the 1978 television series Space Pirate Captain Harlock.


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