Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

Title View
Redshift Rendezvous

"With one stroke, John Stith drags the theory of relativity out of the lab and dumps it right in our laps. Riveting hard science background."

1990-08-01 No. 12 Reading for Pleasure Cindy Bartorillo view
"Naught for Hire"

"The July issue [of ANALOG] has a great story by John E. Stith called 'Naught for Hire.'"

Later Note: "Naught for Hire" won the 1991 HOMer Award for Best Science Fiction Novella, made the Locus 1991 Recommended Reading List, and won 3rd place novella for the 1991 Analog Analytical Laboratoy Award.

1990-07-01 Summer 1990 Science Fiction Review Dean Wesley Smith view
Redshift Rendezvous

"The hardest part about reviewing Redshift Rendezvous is trying to figure out how to explain why it's as good as it is without giving away too much of the plot."

1990-07-01 Summer 1990 Science Fiction Review Gene DeWeese view
Redshift Rendezvous

"A high-techie's delight."

1990-07-01 July 1990 Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine Baird Searles view
Redshift Rendezvous

"This is a very fine novel of mystery and suspense, in which hard-science happens to play an important role. This is another book I can recommend highly."

1990-07-01 July 1990 FOSFAX Timothy Lane view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Stith has turned in a truly interesting hard sf novel. Everyone who has complained about the lack of scientific speculation in recent fiction owes it to themselves to pick up on this one."

1990-07-01 Summer 1990 Bakka Bookie Sheet, The unknown view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Redshift Rendezvous contains an imaginative spark that makes science skip, hop, and do cart-wheels."

1990-07-01 ?? 1990 Visions Victor Valdez view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Its best parts... come from Stith's careful and amusing working-out of interstellar travel by means of a space in which the speed of light is 10 meters per second."

1990-07-01 July 1990 Drood Review of Mystery Ed Blachman view
Redshift Rendezvous

"[Redshift Rendezvous is] a unique, fascinating hard SF novel. Recommended."

1990-06-15 15 June 1990 Library Journal unknown view
Redshift Rendezvous

"The novel is heavy on the science, but this does not detract from Stith's gift for character development. [Stith] gets better with each book."

1990-06-10 10 June 1990 Rocky Mountain News Mark Graham view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Who says they don't write science fiction like they used to? It's a hard science fiction fan's delight from beginning to end."

1990-06-01 June/July 1990 Rave Reviews John J. Pierce view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Mystery and adventure against a fascinating hard science background. This is without question Stith's best work to date."

1990-06-01 June 1990 Science Fiction Chronicle Don D'Ammassa view
Redshift Rendezvous

"If you love writers who play techy games with reality...pick this one up."

1990-06-01 June 1990 Analog Tom Easton view
Redshift Rendezvous

"Hard-SF and suspense/action fans will have a ball with Redshift Rendezvous."

1990-06-01 June 1990 Raymond's Reviews Eric Raymond view
Redshift Rendezvous

"High energy reading; I found it difficult to put down."

1990-06-01 No. 32 Lan's Lantern George J. Laskowsji, Jr. 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
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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Redshift Rendezvous reads very much like the Gil Hamilton stories by Larry Niven, and should be considered required reading by anyone who enjoyed them."

1990-03-03 Winter 1990 OtherRealms Chuq Von Rospach 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