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Book Note: John Scalzi, Agent to the Stars

I read this book about 10-Oct-2005. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1997. This note was last modified Wednesday, 19-Oct-2005 13:34:21 PDT.

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A first novel, written in an unreasonably short time, and deliberately not something serious. A bunch of writers are gonna hurt this guy if they get the chance.

So far, the introduction of the aliens is interesting, the flashback to the actual first contact is interesting, and the main character, a second-string actors' agent, is fairly pleasant company.

The alien biology even kinda-sorta makes something out of Doc Smith's old idea that the Eddorians split to create new individuals with new zest and energy.

The plot is continuing, but I still can't see what the book is about, and I'm over 3/4 through. Still, the trip is fun.

Okay, the plot is in fact a bit loose; but at least not telegraphed. Clever idea, to embody an alien as a famous movie star, and make her a much better actor because of it, and have her announce first contact when she wins the Oscar.


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