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Carse, Hawk. Hawk Carse was created by “Anthony Gilmore,” the pseudonym of Harry Bates (Ken Torrance) and Desmond Hall (Ken Torrance), and appeared in five stories in Astounding Stories and Amazing Stories from 1931 to 1942, beginning with "Hawk Carse" (Astounding Stories, Nov., 1931).

In the 22nd century Hawk Carse is the “greatest adventurer in space...he of the spitting ray gun and the phenomenal draw.” Years ago he was injured and given a scar which requires him to wear his hair in bangs over his forehead. Carse’s best friend Leithgow is a Wanted Man, and Carse is interested in clearing Leithgow’s good name. Carse’s arch-enemy, the Yellow Peril Ku Sui, a leader of space pirates, is active around the solar system, and even has use of a group of Brains in a Jar. But Carse has the Star Devil, the fastest ship in the system, and is a cold, hard man who thinks nothing of killing dozens of men. Carse is assisted by his large black companion “Friday.”

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