The Star Beast Author:Robert A. Heinlein ROBERT A. HEINLEIN — "This Heinlein is superb . . . " — "THE STAR BEAST is a tale about a horrendous beast from another star system, smuggled back to the Earth of 200 years hence as a baby, now grown bigger than an earthly elephant, and so tough that bullets bounce off it, and it licks down poisons with relish, but which is nevertheless just about... more » the most appealing and lovable creature of the kind ever delineated . . .
"Heinlein never preaches directly and he never writes down . . . His underlying theme, I think, is that not only are all men children of God and therefore brothers, but all higher life forms that men may encounter, some day, in the outer reaches of the galaxy . . .
"This book is not only better than about 99 per cent of the novels of the year, it is a straightline, harrowing adventure story that'll keep you awake until you finish it. You think I exaggerate? Try it! Recommended for all the young in heart from 14 to 84."