Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

Title 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

"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
Reunion on Neverend

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

1994-07-01 July 1994 Booklist Carl Hays 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
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 wild premise artfully built on perfectly plausible science."

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

"A rousing adventure."

1993-08-01 August 1993 University City Review Henry Leon Lazarus 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

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