Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

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Memory Blank

"Enticing enough to cause you to read it straight through."

1985-12-01 December 1985 Modem Times Jennifer Petkus view
Memory Blank

"[Memory Blank] is a fine book, and one that won't be soon forgotten."

1986-01-01 1986 (Gryphon Books) Science Fiction Detective Tales Gary Lovisi view
Memory Blank

"This story is a must read!...intricate web of intrigue... complex and satisfying ending...This book gets four stars in my opinion!"

1986-01-01 January 1986 CompuServe George Wilhelmsen view
Memory Blank

"Be warned: once started it's hard to put down. "

1986-02-01 February 1986 Front Range L5 Newsletter Carla Bucy view
Memory Blank

"I liked it a lot.... I loved Vincent, who has the BEST lines."

1986-03-01 March 1986 I Love a Mystery Carol Howell view
Memory Blank

"Memory Blank combines mystery and science fiction well, allowing the technology to become part of the plot. This is a truly hard combination to pull off, but Stith does it well."

1986-04-02 April 1996 FOSFAX Bruce Gardner view
Memory Blank

"It is good SF, it's a fine mystery, and it's also quite funny at times.... I recommend this book very highly."

1986-04-01 February 1986 FOSFAX Timothy Lane view
Memory Blank

"In the realm of novels, John E. Stith's Memory Blank...is a good solid mystery, a good adventure, and even a good science-fiction novel--all between one set of covers."

1986-05-01 May 1986 Starlog Chris Henderson view
Memory Blank

"Pretty good fun."

1986-05-01 May 1986 Fantasy Review Joe Sanders view
Memory Blank

"John Stith is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. Good reading!"

1986-06-01 June 1986 Galactic Dispatch Joe Sokola view
Memory Blank

"Gave me the most realistic description of living in an O'Neill colony of anything I've read, and colony descriptions are interwoven through this fast-paced and intriguing story."

1986-07-01 July 1986 L5 News Carla Bucy view
Memory Blank

"This is a spaceborn mystery story, quite well done."

1986-07-01 July 1986 Science Fiction Chronicle Don D'Ammassa view
Memory Blank

"An enjoyable read."

1986-08-01 Aug/Sep 1986 West Coast Review of Books John Sherman view
Memory Blank

"I put aside another book I'd been reading, and even stayed up late one night finishing Memory Blank when I should have been catching up on sleep."

1986-08-01 1 August 1986 Pikes Peak Journal Ken Jordan view
Memory Blank

"Entertaining!"

1987-01-01 Date unknown Voice of Youth Advocates unknown view
Memory Blank

"This futuristic thriller is taut and gripping, the characters are believable, and the computer's pretty human, too!"

1987-01-01 Winter 86/87 British Science Fiction Society Newsletter Di Wathen view
Memory Blank

"Stith's concentration on character ultimately surpasses all genres, making Memory Blank a fine novel of suspense for all."

1990-02-01 February 1990 Reading for Pleasure Cindy Bartorillo 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
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

"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] 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 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

"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

"[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

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