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Shane, Sergeant. Sergeant Shane was created by John York Cabot and appeared in three stories in Amazing Stories in 1941 and 1942, beginning with “Sergeant Shane of the Space Marines” (Amazing Stories, Oct. 1941).

Sergeant Shane is a tall, ugly, muscular veteran of many interstellar wars. He and the rest of his men ride on the F.S.S. Western Hemisphere as part of the “Fleet’s much vaunted Good Will Tour of the Interplanetary belt.” With his best friend Corporal Cook Shane has the usual Marines-on-leave adventures on Venus, Mars, and Saturn: brawling with other service members, falling in love with a beautiful Venutian spy, innocently interfering with the counterespionage actions of Federation Secret Service agents, and so on.

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