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THE STAR BEAST by  Robert A Heinlein - First Edition - [1954]. - from L. W. Currey, Inc. and Biblio.com

THE STAR BEAST

by Heinlein, Robert A

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1954].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. "The youthful hero has an alien 'pet' called Lummox, and this creature turns out to be a great deal more important than anyone suspects. It becomes the cause of a diplomatic incident when a spacecraft arrives to reclaim its own. A wholly delightful novel for teenagers ... Funny and inventive: one of Heinlein's best books from his best period." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 343. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (printed price clipped and new "$2.75" price ink-stamped on upper front flap) with a touch of wear at the upper right front corner tip. (#155354)

The Star Beast is a 1954 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a high school senior who discovers that his late father's extra-terrestrial pet is more than it appears to be. The novel, somewhat abridged, was originally serialised in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (May, June, July 1954) as "Star Lummox" and then published in hardcover as part of Scribner's series of Heinlein juveniles.


  • Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 155354
  • Title: THE STAR BEAST
  • Author: Heinlein, Robert A
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: [1954].
  • Keywords: Aliens; Tale of the Future


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