Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

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Manhattan Transfer

"Who says good, solid, imaginative science fiction is getting harder to find these days? Here is a book that has it all...Terrific story! Creative, fast-paced, tightly plotted. A great read!"

1994-05-01 May 1994 (no. 42) Lan's Lantern Lynn McMillen view
Manhattan Transfer

"John Stith is, I believe, one of the most under-rated SF authors to appear in a long while....Despite its length (380 pages) it reads like a short story and the action does not lag."

1994-03-01 March 1994 Ottawa SF Society Statement Duncan MacGregor view
Manhattan Transfer

"Stith writes a fascinating novel filled with a variety of aliens and alien science."

1994-02-01 February 1994 Voice of Youth Advocates John O. Christensen view
Manhattan Transfer

"How can you possibly resist?... Superscience SF in the classic vein, fast-moving, heroic...loaded with sensawunda. You'll love it."

1994-02-01 February 1994 Analog Tom Easton view
Reunion on Neverend

"You won't want to miss."

1994-01-30 30 October 1994 Rocky Mountain News Mark Graham view
Manhattan Transfer

"A rarity: a science-fiction novel of adventure and meaning... If you've ever thought that something was missing from the elder days of wonder, here is what you've been missing."

1993-11-01 Oct/Nov 1993 FOSFAX Joseph T. Major view
Manhattan Transfer

"A page turning adventure with plot twists I didn't expect, plenty of hard science ideas I did expect, a little humor, and a little sadness....the boldness and ability to do it with originality and verve. John Stith succeeds!"

1993-09-30 Sept/Oct 1993 Interdimensional Journal P. J. Southam view
Manhattan Transfer

"Considerable ingenuity...Think of it as a visually spectacular movie...and a really outstanding, imaginative, and professional production staff and special effects crew working to bring off the big set-pieces and guarantee the thrills."

1993-09-01 September 1993 Locus Russell Letson view
Manhattan Transfer

"One of the best science-fiction novels I've read in years. Stith has always been a master of hard science fiction. Unless there is a real surprise, I vote this the best science-fiction novel of the year."

1993-08-22 22 August 1993 Rocky Mountain News Mark Graham view
Manhattan Transfer

"Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke became the first 'deans' of hard SF. A generation later, the team of Niven and Pournelle set their own standards. Stith's Manhattan Transfer reads almost like a collaboration of the four...a truly ambitious novel."

1993-08-08 8 August 1993 Amarillo Sunday News-Globe Tom Allston view
Manhattan Transfer

"Fascinating, intelligent account of people--some ordinary, some extraordinary--struggling to define and confront events that are beyond anything they have dared to imagine. One of the better surprise endings to come down the cosmos in light-years."

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1993-08-02 2 August 1993 Chicago Tribune David E. Jones view
Manhattan Transfer

"A rousing adventure."

1993-08-01 August 1993 University City Review Henry Leon Lazarus view
Manhattan Transfer

"a wild premise artfully built on perfectly plausible science."

1993-08-01 1 August 1993 Staten Island Advance unknown view
Manhattan Transfer

"Furthers his reputation as an up-and-coming hard-science writer. Many scenes and situations that inspire that much-coveted 'sense of wonder.' Exciting, thought-provoking summer reading."

1993-07-18 18 July 1993 San Diego Union Michael Berry view
Manhattan Transfer

"Intriguing."

1993-06-07 7 June 1993 Publishers Weekly unknown view
Manhattan Transfer

"Narrative momentum and plot nudges to keep readers guessing and turning the pages."

1993-05-15 15 May 1993 Kirkus Reviews unknown view
Manhattan Transfer

"Entertainingly breakneck pace and considerable power at inventing techno-epic detail."

1993-05-01 May 1993 Locus Edward Bryant view
Manhattan Transfer

"A science-fiction connoiseur's delight."

1993-03-19 19 September 1993 Gazette Telegraph Pula Davis view
Manhattan Transfer

"This is science fiction on a grand scale, full of stunning visuals of New York City being ripped from the surface of the Earth, vast starships, and intriguing extraterrestrials."

1993-03-01 Author quote Author quote Robert J. Sawyer view
Manhattan Transfer

"Stith's gripping pace, penetrating insight into human nature, and well-crafted turn of phrase make Manhattan Transfer a 'can't turn it down' book."

1993-03-01 Spring 1993 Journeys Eva Presley view
Manhattan Transfer

"When I read Manhattan Transfer, all I could keep thinking was 'blockbuster movie!'"

1993-03-01 Author quote Author quote Mike Resnick view
Manhattan Transfer

"Manhattan Transfer has the makings of a stunningly visual movie. The opening scenes of Manhattan being severed from its steel and granite moorings by daunting alien lasery would itself be worth the price of admission."

1993-03-01 Author quote Author quote Paul Levinson view
Manhattan Transfer

"Best of the year in science fiction, fantasy, and horror (listing only three novels, one story collection, one art book): ""One of the most fun science fiction novels in years."

1993-02-26 26 December 1993 Rocky Mountain News Mark Graham view
Manhattan Transfer

"I would dearly love to see--on the biggest screen possible--the scene in which the aliens dome Manhattan, rip it from the bedrock, and lift it into space."

1993-02-25 Author quote Author quote Kevin O'Donnell Jr. view
Manhattan Transfer

"Manhattan Transfer is a visual feast of exotic locales and strange situations recapturing the sense of wonder of the best science fiction."

1993-02-17 Author quote Author quote Kevin J. Anderson view

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