Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

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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
Redshift Rendezvous

"Just what the doctor ordered."

1990-02-01 February 1990 Locus Tom Whitmore 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

"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

"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

"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

"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
Deep Quarry

"Delivers solid entertainment. Expect even better from his next one."

1989-11-01 Winter 1989 OtherRealms Dean R. Lambe view
Deep Quarry

"A fluently written, absorbing and action-filled novel. I also enjoyed the humor very much, which balances the suspense and makes the book even harder to put down."

1989-07-01 July 1989 SF-Gids (Belgium) Patrick Van de Wiele view
Deep Quarry

"Heavy dose of action....satisfyingly convoluted."

1989-07-01 July 1989 SFRA Newsletter Steve Carper view
Deep Quarry

"A fun romp."

1989-07-01 July/August 1989 Aboriginal SF Janice Eisen view
Deep Quarry

"Sense of wonder story-telling at its best, with enough danger to keep me reading long past my bedtime. Come on. You've been good. You deserve to read Deep Quarry.... Stith can do it every time."

1989-06-01 June 1989 Magazine of Fantasy & SF Orson Scott Card view
Deep Quarry

"I let a couple of John Stith's SF mysteries go by without checking them out.... If I'd been a little faster off the mark, I could have turned you on to a good thing earlier...."

1989-06-01 June 1989 Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine Baird Searles view
Deep Quarry

"Fun, fast & entertaining."

1989-04-09 Bakka (Books) Bookie Sheet Unknown view
Deep Quarry

""[Deep Quarry is] bright and breezy, flip and fast....

1989-04-01 April 1989 Analog Tom Easton view
Deep Quarry

"Science fiction with a sense of humor."

1989-04-01 April 1989 Mensa Bulletin Tom Elliott view
Deep Quarry

"Intriguing, often amusing.... Light-hearted fun for mystery and SF fans alike."

1989-03-01 March 1989 Science Fiction Chronicle Don D'Ammassa view
Deep Quarry

"What makes this all the more amazing is that it is written under the conventions of a hard-boiled detective novel--only it had to be science fiction--and it is good at both."

1989-03-01 March 1989 FOSFAX Joseph T. Major view
Deep Quarry

"A fun cross-genre fling."

1989-03-01 March 1989 Locus Carolyn Cushman view
Deep Quarry

"Successful blend of sf and hard-boiled detective fiction."

1989-02-15 15 February 1989 Library Journal Jackie Cassada view
Deep Quarry

"Stith's writing is good."

1989-02-01 February 1989 Drood Review of Mystery Ed Blachman view
Deep Quarry

"My favorite kind of story--a novel that starts small, then slowly builds in momentum until it fairly explodes with excitement. Deep Quarry is intriguing, mystery/science fiction at its best."

1989-02-01 Feb/Mar 1989 Rave Reviews Dorothy Renko view
Deep Quarry

"Watch for Stith's next book."

1989-01-29 29 January 1989 Denver Post Don C. Thompson view
Deep Quarry

... breathes new life into the essential components of the murder mystery -- wisecracking detectives ... classy dames, corpses ...  by setting his novels in science fictional environments. The SF is not mere window dressing, but an essential story element.


Deep Quarry should appeal to both mystery and SF fans. ... Stith's earlier novels [list] may be hard to find, but are well worth the effort.

1989-01-01 Issue 20 Grab-Bag Rita J. McConville view