My first crush must have been the Tarzan series by E. R. Burroughs and I've got almost his whole series now in my bookshelf, in Finnish translations. My first love was the John Carter of Mars series from the same author and after that I went to all kinds of "serious" sci-fi, wholeheartedly. You all must know these two series so I won't have to go into details, I just mention that I fell in love with many of those proud and noble Martian princesses . In the 1970s, in the attic of my first cousin we used to read the Ryhmy and Romppainen war novels from 1940-50. This tile of a book below is a later edition containing ten of the original novels. These two characters were kind of anti-heroes, who newertheless outwitted the enemy over and over again with the help of their own smartness, their fearless War Cat Mörökölli and their secret weapon Sipuliviina (Onion Liquor), that must have been some kind of vodka with onions added to the recipe. Must have been a really peculiar smell and it does get noted many times in these books . Mörökölli did not carry a fire arm in the novels however, this later illustration is stupid. It just meowed in a devilish voices that horrified the enemy in the night and scratched a few butts here and there whenever the enemy got too close.