Agent to the Stars

Agent to the Stars

Book - 2010
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"The spacefaring 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 to help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it's quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he's going to need all he smarts, skills, and wits he can muster."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010
Edition: 1st mass market ed
ISBN: 9780765357007
0765357003
Branch Call Number: SF SCALZI 2010
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 18 cm

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AngryCrow
Sep 04, 2014

One of the best, funniest, and original stories I've read. From the back page only, I spent a long time putting off this book, but having finally read it, I began to regret that decision. "Agent to the Stars" takes on a new perspective to aliens, and the characters are marvelously well structured and balanced. A book full of twists and turns, will keep you interested and thinking until the very end and then some.

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mwgorman
Jun 03, 2014

This is the most entertaining novel I've read in years. I give it my highest recommendation. After reading a copy from the library, I even bought a copy to loan to friends. You'll love it!

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jrj9
Jan 29, 2010

I just finished reading this for the second time and I'm still laughing. Finally, aliens with a sense of humor! Scalzi manages to be hilarious, cynical and unexpectedly touching by turns; a great take on first contact stories.

If you don't want to wait for a printed copy, a draft of the story is available online here: http://www.scalzi.com/agent/

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