Agent to the Stars

Agent to the Stars

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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

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1999

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1596060204

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Agent to the Stars

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The space-faring Yherajk people have come to Earth to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. Gaining humanity's trust isn't easy when you look like a B-movie terror, and Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Thomas Stein knows all about closing deals -- he's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents, but he's about to learn it's one thing to sell your client when she's a hot young starlet and another thing entirely when your client is an alien species!

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Chapter Two

I came out of the bathroom with 30 seconds left on the ticker, and started walking briskly towards the conference room. Miranda was trotting immediately behind.

"What's the meeting about?" I asked, nodding to Drew Roberts as I passed his office.

"He didn't say," Miranda said.

"Do we know who else is in the meeting?"

"He didn't say," Miranda said.

The second-floor conference room sits adjacent to Carl's office, which is at the smaller end of our agency's vaguely egg-shaped building. The building itself has been written up in Architectural Digest, which described it as a "Four-way collision between Frank Gehry, Le Corbousier, Jay Ward and the salmonella bacteria." It's unfair to the salmonella bacteria. My office is stacked on the larger arc of the egg on the first floor, along with the offices of all the other junior agents. After today, a second-floor, little-arc office was

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This book certainly has an interesting premise. Imagine aliens that look like phlegm and smell like a house full of frat boys after a baked bean cookoff. Well worth reading!
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This book is a very humorous take on the normal light hearted Sci-Fi genre .
I have not giggled this much while reading Sci-Fi since I read A Cat That walked Through Walls by Robert Anson Heinlein .
Very funny look at first contact with an engaging alien species. Smelly but likeable they decide a Holywood agent is needed to introduce them to the planet. Full of witty one liners and dialogue garnered from their view of earth via our radio and TV output. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a light read.
Very funny, perceptive, rips Hollywood up. Would have been more highly rated were it not for the typos. A good number of typos, not very well proofread. But lots of fun anyway.
An absolutely wonderful science fiction book. I thought the genre was dead, having turned into horror, fantasy, and such. Thank you, Mr. Scalzi, for this captivating story!
I agree with the other reviewers good story very funny and couldn't put it down would recommend it will probably read again
I would give it 2 million stars if I could. This was an amazing book and everyone should read it and enjoy it.
One of the funniest books I've ever read.
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Seriously good sci-fi isn't meant to be funny!

But this tale breaks that stereotype wide open. Tho I can't help but envisage the lead in the film version being played by Will Smith!

Hat's off! A great tale and interesting angle on 'first contact'