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West, John. John West was created by Kent Casey (Private Kelton) and appeared in three stories in Astounding Science-Fiction in 1938, beginning with “Flareback” (Astounding Science-Fiction, Mar. 1938).
John West is a member of the Space Patrol. He is a big, strong, hard-drinking, grouchy pilot and soldier. He is best friends with the Dutchman “Dr. Von Theil, a scientist with much sense but no sense of dignity.” Together they fight in the war with Uranus.
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