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ISBN13: 9780765317711
ISBN10: 0765317710
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The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish.

So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal.

Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. Hes one of Hollywood's hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, its quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, hes going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster.

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“With a plot that starts out as the rough life of a young agent in Hollywood and rapidly metamorphoses into B-movie territory as a remarkably intelligent first-contact yarn, this book is absurd, funny, and satirically perceptive.” Booklist

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The space-faring Yherajk have come to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. Unfortunately, they are hideous and they smell like rotting fish. They're going to need the best agent in Hollywood to make the friendly, odiferous creatures palatable to humanity.

About the Author

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Mans War was a finalist for science fictions Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Androids Dream and The Last Colony. He has won the Hugo Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, Whatever, is one of the most widely-read web sites in modern SF. Born and raised in California, Scalzi studied at the University of Chicago. He lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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leahiniowa, October 22, 2012 (view all comments by leahiniowa)
I don't know how he does it, but Scalzi manages to mix incredibly complex suspense plots with the most outrageous humor. And when I say suspense plots, I'm not talking about the garden variety "who planted the anti-matter in the Emperor's starship." Scalzi begins with a fascinating premise and takes you for a ride that leaves you dizzy and begging for more. WARNING: While the first few pages are important to the book, a reader might be put off. It begins describing a boring weekday in the life of an advertising man. Be patient. The roller coaster is just about to begin.
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Anna Creech, February 11, 2010 (view all comments by Anna Creech)
Scalzi's dialogue is witty and sharp (when it's appropriate), and the pace of the story kept me engaged throughout. He drops just enough hints to keep the reader engaged, but leaves many things up to the reader's imagination. Agent to the Stars is a good place to start if, like me, you're hesitant to commit too much of your reading time to a new-to-you author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765317711
Author:
Scalzi, John
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Extraterrestrial beings
Subject:
Human-alien encounters
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.49 x 1.01 in

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Product details 400 pages Tor Books - English 9780765317711 Reviews:
"Review" by , “With a plot that starts out as the rough life of a young agent in Hollywood and rapidly metamorphoses into B-movie territory as a remarkably intelligent first-contact yarn, this book is absurd, funny, and satirically perceptive.”
"Synopsis" by , The space-faring Yherajk have come to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. Unfortunately, they are hideous and they smell like rotting fish. They're going to need the best agent in Hollywood to make the friendly, odiferous creatures palatable to humanity.
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