Agent to the Stars

The other day I finished Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi and it was well worth the read.  Well, in this case, the listen.

I listened to the audiobook version on Audible narrated by Wil Wheaton.  He narrates a lot of John Scalzi's books and they make a good team.

Scalzi is one of my favorite authors, but Agent to the Stars was released before I had discovered him.  I finally got around to reading the book but I wish I hadn't taken so long.

Agent to the Stars is about a Hollywood agent who is asked to represent an alien species trying to make first contact with earth.  Instead of the traditional model of contacting world leaders they would like to make first contact through Hollywood.  Their thinking is that American media sets the standard of culture for the world, so it's best to make first contact through them, they just aren't sure about the best way to do it.

It's a great sci-fi novel and also gives an interesting glimpse into the world of being an agent.

The novel is an easy recommendation, it's a good book.  But, if you've never read anything by Scalzi before, I recommend reading his best novel Old Man's War over this one.  This is a good novel, but Old Man's War is amazing.


  1. Old Man's War is phenomenal.

    I'll pass along another recommendation:
    I just started reading 'The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August' (Claire North), and it's really hard to put down.... great sci fi, with a fascinating premise.


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