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AGENT TO THE STARS
Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction
This is Scalzi's first science fiction novel -- first published on his website, then in a limited hardcover edition and now, finally, in paperback. It's a first-contact tale unlike any other, told through the lens of Hollywood with aliens who look like The Blob. Written with humor, warmth and compassion, this is a fast-paced and entertaining read.
Tom Stein is one of Hollywood's hottest young agents, and he's just nabbed the deal of a lifetime: introducing the alien Yherajk to humans. There are, however, a few problems. The Yherajk are gelatinous blobs who smell disgusting and have some abilities that, when discovered, will press more than a few of humanity's freak- out buttons.
Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs
Published: November 2008