I am slowly making my way through John Scalzi’s books. He’s become hands down one of my favorite authors. This was such a fun read. It’s light and funny and yet still poses an interesting question. What if you dropped an alien on earth in the lap of a movie star’s agent.
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.
John Scalzi flips the traditional first contact story on its head with AGENT TO THE STARS. What I loved is that within the four corners of this book, I believed everything that was written. It was easy to fall into rhythm with this book’s light-hearted well-paced feel.
I know it’s not the super in-depth first review of the year, but I will say this: You can’t go wrong with John Scalzi if you enjoy Science Fiction. He has a way with words and story which will have you always coming back for more.