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Agent to the Stars

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Description

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. 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 the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster.

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From Publishers Weekly

Jun 20, 2005 – In this slick, lightweight SF yarn from Scalzi (Old Man's War), Thomas Stein, a hot young Hollywood agent, has just negotiated a multimillion-dollar deal for his friend, starlet Michelle Beck, when his boss, Carl Lupo, foists a space alien called Joshua on him. Joshua and his people, the Yherajk, are intelligent, gelatinous, shape-shifting blobs that communicate telepathically and by sharing odors. They've been monitoring Earth's TV broadcasts and realize that before they can make first contact, they'll have to deal with their image problem. Tom takes on the job of making the friendly, odiferous creatures palatable to humanity, while keeping Michelle and the rest of his other acting clients happy. Several entertaining trips to the aliens' spaceship enliven the predictable plot.

Customer Reviews

Amazing

I've read all of Scalzi's old man's war series, which are incredible, fantastic books. I wanted to read more of his work so I downloaded and read everything else available. It was all very good. I was hesitant about this one as it seemed kind of out there. But, I ran out of other options as I finished everything else available. So, I gave it a shot. It's a good thing I did! This is an incredibly enjoyable read. Some of the funniest writing I have ever read... I couldn't help laughing out loud (really, not just in the email shortcut sense) even when I was trying to be quiet. Along with the great humor, the book is also packed with characters you come to care about and the story, while initially sounding completely ludicrous (which, it turns out, is part of its charm), takes hold of you and doesn't let go until the very end. Can't recommend this highly enough. And to think he wrote this one to see if he could write... I think the answer is yes...

Moving and funny

Scalzi manages that difficult trick of never letting the humor in his books outrun their heart.

Simple, cute, funny.

The plot and characters are simple but the clear, concise writing makes the novel very good at what it aims to be; a simple, cute, funny tale.

Agent to the Stars
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Oct 28, 2008
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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