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Agent to the Stars


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ISBN13: 9780765317711
ISBN10: 0765317710
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PJ Creelman, May 31, 2015 (view all comments by PJ Creelman)
In my humble opinion, John Scalzi can do no wrong. This book is particularly interesting because he apparently didn't write it for publication, but rather to see if he could write a novel.

I picked up my copy at Powell's in March and devoured it.

Some people are agents for what we call "Stars" in that they are celebrities: Musicians, actors, authors. Tom Stein is one such agent, but he receives a particularly challenging assignment from his boss: He needs to prepare the human race for first alien contact when he meets "Joshua," a polymorphic alien.

Scalzi weaves a very interesting and remarkably plausible tale of how humankind might prepare to meet a benevolent extraterrestrial species.

Try it. You'll like it!
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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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Scalzi, John
Tor Books
Science / General
Science Fiction - General
Extraterrestrial beings
Human-alien encounters
Science Fiction - Adventure
Science fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Science / Space Opera
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Mass market paperback
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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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