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Agent to the Stars (2005)

de John Scalzi

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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 the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster."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… (més)
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Listened to this rather than read it, and Will Wheaton did a fine job. Plot, characterization... fun. And funny. Listened on a car ride, and and it turns out to be harder than you might think not laugh really loudly of a sudden. Thank goodness for sane drivers and insane authors. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
Stinky, gelatinous blobs visit Earth. Bodysnatching commences. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
Stinky, gelatinous blobs visit Earth. Bodysnatching commences. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
Not his best effort but well worth the read. ( )
  frfeni | Jan 31, 2021 |
So this is a book to make you smile and laugh and not a book to make you think too deeply, which is good because nobody behaves in any way plausible. Except maybe Michelle.

I got the suggestion to read this in a list of good books that you can finish in one sitting. I didn't do quite that (hey, got to work too!) but it's short, very easy to read, light on the mind and over all a pleasant, if non-challenging, experience. ( )
  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
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Scalzi, Johnautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Blanchet, PascalDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Drechsler, ArndtDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gallo, IreneAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kempen, BernhardTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Krahulik, MikeAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Wheaton, WilNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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This book was originally dedicated to Natasha Kordus and Stephen Bennett, friends of old, and still is.

It's also now dedicated to Bill Schafer, friend and original publisher of this novel.

And to Irene Gallo, who (with help from John Harris, Shelley Eshkar, Donato Giancola, and Pascal Blanchet) has made all my books at Tor look so good.
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"Fourteen million and fifteen percent of the gross? For Michelle Beck? You're out of your fucking mind, Tom."

Headsets are a godsend; they allow you to speak on the phone while leaving your hands free for the truly important things. My hands were currently occupied with a blue rubber racquetball, which I was lightly bouncing off the pane of my office window.
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On the whole, people took it rather well. The only place that rioted was North Korea.
It was only afterwards, after all, that people realized she wasn't human.
. . . some academy members petitioned to have Michelle disqualified as the Best Actress winner. Their rationale was that not only was she not really human, there was no way to determine that she was, in fact, female.

The academy voted down the proposal in the interests of interspecies peace.
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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 the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster."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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