Harum-Scarum are a ancient sentient extraterrestrial species in Robert Reed's novel The Well of Stars. Descibed as large creatures with two mouths, one for speaking, the other for eating, and both for smiling. Brutal carnivores who eat genetically designed animals that regenerate after beign eaten, they hold humans in contempt as a much younger species. One member of their species, Osmium, has been elected captain of the world ship in the novel.