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The Star Beast. 1954 The Star Beast
by Robert A. Heinlein
First Edition 1954
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Clifford Geary
Interior illustations by Clifford Geary

282 pages
Price: $2.50

The Star Beast, a Heinlein juvenile novel.

First published in condensed form as a serial in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (May, June and July 1954 issues) under the title Star Lummox.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1971 New English Library paperback edition, SBN 450008290. Cover illustration by Jan Parker.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
The Star Beast from Heinlein's incredible "Space Zoo" is Lummox, the pet of John Thomas Stuart XII. But what is this Lummox? Domesticated in a future era, it turns out to be not quite so tame as people thought.

With an extraordinary creature that endears itself to us in the first chapters, Heinlein shows once again his skill at describing the indescribable.

"In Science Fiction circles it has become customary to use Robert A. Heinlein as the standard; unfortunately for most writers, that standard is too high!"

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