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Yahna. Yahna was created by Wallace West and appeared in four short stories from 1936 to 1953, beginning with “En Route to Pluto” (Astounding, Aug. 1936); the stories were later collected and rewritten into The Bird of Time (1959).

Human explorer Jack Harkness is on Mars when he finds the beautiful, scarlet-winged Princess Yahna, a Martian and the last of the “Line of Flight.” Harkness helps Yahna escape from Crotan, the underground capital of Mars, and they elope. She later helps Harkness fight off “frost devils” on Pluto. She is charming, smart, and beautiful, but also naïve.

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