Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

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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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Wondrous situations, marvelous discoveries, good characters, and a nicely tuned plot."

1997-10-01 October 1997 Science Fiction Chronicle Don D'Ammassa view
Reckoning Infinity

"Although the book is not meant to be a comedy by any means, I can only describe it as a cross between 'Rama' and 'James and the Giant Peach', and I had a great time reading it."

1997-10-15 October 1997 Mars Hotel Jerry & April view
Reckoning Infinity

"There's no stopping until you reach the final page… Savor the artistry of Stith."

1998-08-17 Mid-August 1998 SF Site Lisa DuMond view
Redshift Rendezvous

"The list of science fiction authors who play the game the hard way by sticking to the rules of science is all too short. Now to that group which includes Clarke, Niven, Asimov, Bear, and Clement should be added the name of John E. Stith."

1990-01-01 Author quote Author quote Dan Simmons view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Redshift Rendezvous is a highly imaginative book, an engaging story working with mind-stretching concepts. I highly recommend it."

1990-01-02 Author quote Author quote C. J. Cherryh view
Redshift Rendezvous

"The Sense of Wonder is not dead! Redshift Rendezvous is an able and smoothly commercial blend of spectacularly extrapolated science and intrigue. John Stith has wrought something wonderful here."

1990-01-01 Author quote Author quote Edward Bryant view
Redshift Rendezvous

"This is absolutely one of the most terrific ideas for an SF novel I've seen in years. My first thought was, 'Why couldn't I have come up with this?' My second thought, too."

1989-01-01 Author quote Author quote Connie Willis view
Redshift Rendezvous

"A lot of science fiction novels discuss hyperspace; Redshift Rendezvous puts you there! ... Easily Stith's best novel to date--and that's no small accomplishment."

1990-01-05 Author quote Author quote Mike Resnick view
Redshift Rendezvous

"A fascinating excursion into the relativistic universe, where length contraction, time dilation, and like phenomena are real enough to affect your table manners. I was a willing captive in the story from page one."

1990-01-06 Author quote Author quote Jerry Oltion view
Redshift Rendezvous

"By all means, if you are part of the endangered species of SF readers who wants to put the science back into science fiction, read Redshift Rendezvous by John E. Stith."

1990-01-07 Author quote Author quote Dan Simmons view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Just what the doctor ordered."

1990-02-01 February 1990 Locus Tom Whitmore view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Lots of action, even a romance, and lots of wry humor."

1990-04-01 April 1990 SF-Gids (Belgium) Eddy C. Bertin view
Redshift Rendezvous

"A 'page-burner.' Careful, this one could keep you awake all night."

1990-04-06 6 April 1990 State Press Magazine Kramer Wetzel view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Diamond-hard SF...Delightful and brimming with Sense of Wonder."

1990-05-01 May-June 1990 Aboriginal SF Janice Eisen view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Filled with surprise twists and turns, it kept me on my toes without ever having to cheat."

1990-05-01 May 1990 Galactic Dispatch Jay L. Ritchie view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Offering a fascinating array of crisply drawn characters, a fast-paced tale with bursts of furious action, and a carefully thought out exploration of the exotic world of hyperspace physics, [RR] is a treat for SF and mystery fans alike."

1990-05-01 May 1990 Lansing State Journal Michael Kube-McDowell view
Redshift Rendezvous

"John has a way with words, a great sense of wit, and he keeps even me (not a die-hard SF fan by any means) hooked in suspense."

1990-05-01 May 1990 Mensa Bulletin Tom Elliott view
Redshift Rendezvous

"In our literature of ideas it isn't often that an author comes up with something startlingly new, innovative, imaginative, original, wonder-inducing and gripping, all in one novel. Stith has done it.... A remarkable achievement."

1990-05-27 27 June 1990 Denver Post Don C. Thompson view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Somebody at Ace should be ashamed of himself--first for delaying the publication of John Stith's Redshift Rendezvous from February to June 1990 and then for not publishing it in hardback."

1990-05-30 May 1990 DASFAx Don C. Thompson view

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