The Star Beast from Heinlein’s incredible “Space Zoo” is Lummox, the pet of John Thomas Stuart XII. But what is 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 !” – Willy Ley