Lummox is not exactly the family dog. Big as a triceratops but more exotic in appetite--he once ate a used Buick--"Lummy" has a decided penchant for trouble. Still, he's been part of the Thomas clan for generations, and his current owner, John Thomas Stuart, XI, cares for him deeply. Just how deeply will be tested when Lummox's restless appetite starts a chain of events that turn his relationship with John Thomas upside down--and puts first John Thomas and then the Earth itself in peril. Scorchingly funny, politically acute, yet deeply human, The Star Beast remains one of Robert Heinlein's most beloved novels.