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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
Quite a remarkable gem - I'd not read John Scalzi before and this book made me a fan. The book is a satirical joy-ride splashing through the shallows of popular culture, set in,... Read morePublished 1 day ago by ChrisRut
This is a throughly enjoyable read. Nothing too heavy, but an nice melding of SyFy with a critique of the entertainment industry. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Hagerbillstill
Love it, love it, love it. Funny, smart and thouroughly enjoyable. Read it!Published 16 days ago by Erik Carlson
Practical common sense is not a trait that permeated books about first contact with aliens. That's why Agent to the Stars needs to be made into a movie, stat. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Anne Orsi
I enjoyed this fun little 1st contact romp. Humour in the vein of Hitchhiker Guide and Callahan's Crosstown Salloon.Published 23 days ago by The Imagination Factory
I love Scalzi, but this one was just OK. He definitely got better with experience.Published 28 days ago by Klobberer
The author says this was early work. Hard to tell from my perspective. A fun read: humor, plot- and character- development, and smoothly-flowing dialog make this selection a grand... Read morePublished 28 days ago by David Hodgson