The star beast

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Scribner, 1954 - Fiction - 282 pages
15 Reviews
A young boy believes he and his ancestors have been raising an extra-terrestrial pet for several generations, when actually the beast has been raising them. When the beast must be returned to his native planet, he insists on taking his human "pet" with him.

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

Uneven and disappointing, for while there were interesting interactions, the inconsistency of his message with respect to non-terrestrial beings was irritating, and his social flaws more so. Yes ... Read full review

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User Review  - fulner - LibraryThing

This audio boook is the story of Lumex. A pet of the 23rd century. A large dionsaur like creature that has been in John Thomas's family for generations. Like the other books in the Scribes Juvenile ... Read full review

Contents

LDay
7
The Department of Spatial Affairs
26
An Improper Question
33
Copyright

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About the author (1954)

Robert A. Heinlein was the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels have been translated into every literate language on the globe--over 25 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then gone on to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary "Stranger in a Strange Land" was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on, every new Heinlein novel made the "New York Times" best-seller list and shipped a million copies, including "The Number of the Beast", "Friday", "Job: A Comedy of Justice", "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls", and "To Sail Beyond the Sunset". In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequalled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein "is" science fiction.

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