Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

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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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Agent to the Stars
CHAPTER One"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. Each quiet thock left a tiny imprint on the glass. It looked like a litter of poodles had levitated six feet off the ground and schmooged their noses against the window.

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“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 on Agent to the Stars

“If Stephen King were to try his hand at science fiction, he’d be lucky to be half as entertaining as John Scalzi.”
--Dallas Morning News on The Ghost Brigades


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John Scalzi

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for science fiction’s Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android’s Dream and The Last Colony. He has won the Hugo Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, Whatever, is one of the most widely-read web sites in modern SF. Born and raised in California, Scalzi studied at the University of Chicago. He lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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Agent to the Stars
John Scalzi

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429961431
ISBN10: 1429961430
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$8.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
November 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765357007
ISBN10: 0765357003
4 1/8 x 6 11/16 inches, 400 pages
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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765317711
ISBN10: 0765317710
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
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