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Silver, John. John Silver was created by Stacey Blake (Captain Christmas, Selston Leigh) and appeared in “Beyond the Blue” (London Magazine, Dec. 1914-May 1915); the serial was collected in Beyond the Blue (1920).

John Silver is a top scientist who has discovered a new comet which keeps itself between the earth and the moon. Silver builds an airship to visit it, accompanied by the former agent of a conspiracy against Silver. (The agent fell in love with Silver’s daughter and repented of his ways). Silver visits the comet, which has an earth-like atmosphere, now-extinct animals (including mammoths and cave bears), hairy proto-Neanderthals, and a Norwegian woman who had previously visited the comet with her father and been stranded on the comet after her father died. Silver et al. return to Earth.

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