Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

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Reckoning Infinity

"The well-paced suspense shows Stith's mystery background." (reprint of Denver Post review)

1997-04-01 April 1997 DASFAx Fred Cleaver view
Reckoning Infinity

"[Stith] has always had a real talent for describing bizarre environments...will offer fans of hard SF much to satisfy their sense of wonder."

1997-03-31 31 March 1997 Publishers Weekly unknown view
Reckoning Infinity

"Stith has created an impressive body of work with Dick Francis-style science-fiction mysteries and two idea-popping masterpieces.... With Reckoning Infinity he has written a third major book, this time featuring mysterious alien contact and finely written suspense.... The fantastic ideas meticulously developed show his special talent for translating big ideas into exciting stories."

1997-03-23 23 March 1997 Denver Post Fred Cleaver view
Reckoning Infinity

"Stith's well-developed characters and the hard science propel this space-faring story. Highly recommended."

1997-03-15 15 March 1997 Library Journal unknown view
Reckoning Infinity

"A taut, solidly written adventure with well-handled character interactions...this is his best outing so far."

1997-02-01 1 February 1997 Kirkus Reviews unknown view
Reckoning Infinity

"Somewhere between Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama and Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth, you'll find Reckoning Infinity a fun, fast-paced adventure." --JK

1997-02-01 February & March 1997 Barnes and Noble flyer unknown view
Manhattan Transfer

"This is a fun book that is hard to put down.... It makes a great end of summer book and I suspect would make a wonderful movie."

1995-09-15 15 September 1995 Washington Science Fiction Association Journal Samuel Lubell view
Manhattan Transfer

"Another blockbuster idea. A big book of spectacle, adventure and mystery, as Stith does a wonderful job of drawing out the suspense and twisting the plot in new directions."

1995-06-27 27 June 1993 Denver Post Fred Cleaver view
Manhattan Transfer

"If you like books by authors such as Larry Niven and Hal Clement, ...or if you are into SF by Americans (for this novel radiates the American psyche like no other that I have read), then buy it."

[Truth in advertising alert: this reviewer didn't like the book, but the author did see something of value in the quote.]

1995-04-01 Sprint 1995 Vector, The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association Steve Palmer view
Manhattan Transfer

"Well-written hard sf adventure."

1995-02-01 Feb-Mar 1995 Matrix, The Newsletter of the British Science Fiction Association unknown view
Reunion on Neverend

"It's reminiscent of Clarke and Heinlein--lots of technology and interplanetary travel with characters that are appealing and a non-stop plot."

1995-02-01 February 1995 Voice of Youth Advocates Rosemary Moran view
Reunion on Neverend

"Stith's writing is direct, delightful, and uncomplicated. His approach is a mixture of SF, espionage, and William Powell/Myrna Loy-style action, which should please any fans who look for a little fun in their reading."

1995-02-01 February 1995 Starlog Michael Wolff view
Redshift Rendezvous

"The elementary changes have now been rung, but there is probably further scope for intriguing time-dilation plots. One such is Redshift Rendezvous by John E. Stith."

1995-01-01 1994 Encyclopedia of Science Fiction unknown view
Redshift Rendezvous

"One fine example is John Stith's Redshift Rendezvous, a hard SF mystery in which the theory of relativity holds one of the main clues to solving the crime." (in article on SF trends and genres, pg. 10)

1994-12-01 1994 SF Writer's Market Place and Sourcebook Peter Heck view
Reunion on Neverend

"The hero, Lan Dillion, is a secret agent who has to lie about what he does for a living when he returns to the world of Neverend, where people live entirely underground, for a school reunion."

1994-12-01 December 1994 Analog Tom Easton view
Manhattan Transfer

"Some ideas are just too good to pass up... the pleasure is in the nonstop action and the problem the characters must solve."

1994-11-01 November 1994 New York Review of Science Fiction Leonard Rysdyk view
Manhattan Transfer

"John E. Stith's Manhattan Transfer is great fun for those who like a puzzle in their science fiction."

1994-10-01 Oct/Nov 1994 Uncle Hugo's SF Bookstore newsletter Don Blyly view
Manhattan Transfer

"[Stith can take] a mind-stretching concept and push it to its uttermost limits, all the while making the reader feel anyone could easily encompass each new development and twist, thanks to Stith's clear descriptive prose and keen visual sense."

1994-09-01 September 1994 Science Fiction Age Paul Di Filippo view
Reunion on Neverend

"A reunion with a sense of wonder awaits us in John Stith's latest SF thriller. What Stith has accomplished in this book is a sprightly, fast-paced humorous romance."

1994-09-01 September 1994 Science Fiction Age Paul Di Filippo view
Reunion on Neverend

"Reunion on Neverend is a fast-paced, fun thriller, chasing love and interplanetary thieves."

1994-08-28 28 August 1994 Denver Post Fred Cleaver view
Reunion on Neverend

"As quick-witted as his previous Manhattan Transfer...a thriller couched in science fiction terms, with high-tech equipment and exotic surveillance devices."

1994-08-01 Date unknown Chicago Tribune David E. Jones view
Reunion on Neverend

"absorbing, fast-paced action and witty dialogue."

1994-07-01 July 1994 Booklist Carl Hays view
Reunion on Neverend

"One part mystery, one part other worlds adventure, this is a well controlled and thoroughly entertaining joyride right up through its final pages."

1994-07-01 July 1994 Science Fiction Chronicle Don D'Ammassa view
Manhattan Transfer

"That sense of wonder--the feeling of transcendence, of glimpsing a cosmic perspective--also can be found in the novels of John E. Stith."

1994-06-30 30 June 1994 Now: Toronto's Weekly News and Entertainment Voice Robert J. Sawyer view
Reunion on Neverend

"An undercover investigator returns to the subterranean colony of his youth and rescues his high school sweetheart."

1994-06-01 1 June 1994 Kirkus unknown view

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