Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

Title View
Reckoning Infinity

"When you sit down with RECKONING INFINITY, plan to spend some time.  Because once you start, believe me, you'll be hooked.  John E. Stith writes like a house on fire, propelling you into a crazy, fun-house world, where everything is dangerously upside down and inside out--with no exit in sight."

1997-08-01 August 1997 Science Fiction Book Club Unknown view
Reckoning Infinity

"vividly imagined, from the big opening scenes of the shuttle-habitat collision, to the descriptions of the medical procedures used to save Alis's life, to the small details of working (and being injured) in spacesuits."

1997-07-01 July 1997 Locus Russell Letson view
Reckoning Infinity

"Readers are treated to another voyage through John Stith's imagination with his eighth novel, Reckoning Infinity." (reprint of review in Gazette)

1997-06-16 16 June 1997 Chicago Tribune Lou Gonzales view
Reckoning Infinity

"John Stith is among the finest writers of hard science fiction in the world. ... In what can best be described as 'The Six-Million Dollar Woman' meets 'Rendezvous with Rama,' Stith will keep you turning the pages as he reveals the marvels of an alien 'moonscape.'"

1997-06-08 8 June 1997 Rocky Mountain News Mark Graham view
Reckoning Infinity

"Stith's storytelling gets better with each book. The engineer in him satisfies hardcore sci-fi readers with all the technological nuts and bolts they have come to expect. But the storyteller in him puts real people back into science fiction."

1997-05-18 18 May 1997 Gazette Lou Gonzales view
Reckoning Infinity

"Author John E. Stith presents a riveting story of wonder and discovery. The sense of excitement as the characters discover new and alien environments and technology literally flows from the pages to infect the reader. John E. Stith may very well be this generation's Arthur C. Clarke."

1997-05-01 May 1997 Comics Corner Unknown view
Reckoning Infinity

"[Reckoning Infinity] has realistic character interactions, plenty of complications (with suspense to match) and more than enough puzzles for a great computer game."

1997-04-13 13 April 1997 San Diego Union-Tribune unknown view
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 writes in the best hard-sf manner, dropping characters into a situation that can be solved only by thought and reason, but he also, more modernly, creates real and believable characters. He is becoming one of the most eloquent modern hard-sf practitioners."

1997-04-01 1 April 1997 Booklist Dennis Winters 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

Pages