Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

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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

"Intriguing."

1993-06-07 7 June 1993 Publishers Weekly unknown view
Manhattan Transfer

"Another blockbuster idea. A big book of spectacle, adventure and mystery, as Stith does a wonderful job of drawing out the suspense and twisting the plot in new directions."

1995-06-27 27 June 1993 Denver Post Fred Cleaver 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

"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

"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."

For the full review, see this link.

1993-08-02 2 August 1993 Chicago Tribune David E. Jones 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

"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

"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

"A science-fiction connoiseur's delight."

1993-03-19 19 September 1993 Gazette Telegraph Pula Davis 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

"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

"Best of the year in science fiction, fantasy, and horror (listing only three novels, one story collection, one art book): ""One of the most fun science fiction novels in years."

1993-02-26 26 December 1993 Rocky Mountain News Mark Graham 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
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

"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

"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
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
Manhattan Transfer

"John E. Stith's Manhattan Transfer is great fun for those who like a puzzle in their science fiction."

1994-10-01 Oct/Nov 1994 Uncle Hugo's SF Bookstore newsletter Don Blyly view
Manhattan Transfer

"Some ideas are just too good to pass up... the pleasure is in the nonstop action and the problem the characters must solve."

1994-11-01 November 1994 New York Review of Science Fiction Leonard Rysdyk view
Manhattan Transfer

"Well-written hard sf adventure."

1995-02-01 Feb-Mar 1995 Matrix, The Newsletter of the British Science Fiction Association unknown view
Manhattan Transfer

"If you like books by authors such as Larry Niven and Hal Clement, ...or if you are into SF by Americans (for this novel radiates the American psyche like no other that I have read), then buy it."

[Truth in advertising alert: this reviewer didn't like the book, but the author did see something of value in the quote.]

1995-04-01 Sprint 1995 Vector, The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association Steve Palmer view
Manhattan Transfer

"This is a fun book that is hard to put down.... It makes a great end of summer book and I suspect would make a wonderful movie."

1995-09-15 15 September 1995 Washington Science Fiction Association Journal Samuel Lubell view

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