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Agent to the stars von John Scalzi
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Agent to the stars (Original 2005; 2005. Auflage)

von 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… (mehr)
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Titel:Agent to the stars
Autoren:John Scalzi
Info:Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, c2005.
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Agent der Sterne von John Scalzi (2005)

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    FFortuna: Stupidest Angel is a Christmas book and further on the spectrum of craziness, but the two have similar types of humor. The movie star in Agent to the Stars also reminds me a bit of Molly Michon from Stupidest Angel.
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    ShelfMonkey: Both are about first contact situations.
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I took this book to read because i needed some relax, it was a short and fun book, felt sort of forced on some parts, took weird turns on other parts, and made gross assumptions about global reactions on others. All in all a nice book. ( )
  GridCube | Jan 17, 2022 |
This is so good. I almost don't want to tell you anything about it because I want you to discover it and be delighted for yourself.
If you insist, though....
Agent to the Stars is about a mid-level talent agent whose boss taps him to take care of a very important client: an Alien with a very important project: Introduce him to the planet in a non-Independence Day/Invasion of the Body Snatchers/ sort of way. Maybe like Alf.
Entertaining scenes abound as Tom (agent) and Joshua (alien) get to know each other and navigate Hollywood. ( )
  EmScape | Jan 3, 2022 |
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 |
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Scalzi, JohnHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
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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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