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TINY TIME MACHINE Published by Amazing Stories

TINY TIME MACHINE has just been published on January 15th 2021. TTM is a young adult science-fiction short novel published by Amazing Stories under their Amazing Select imprint for stand-alone books. Buy Here!


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Short Story Published in Daily Science Fiction

A new John E. Stith short-short story was published today (11 September 2020) in Daily Science Fiction. It's a mix of time travel and spamming. "Bob, We Really Need Your Help"

Short Story published in NATURE

A new John E. Stith short-short story was published today (15 July 2020) in NATURE. It's a mix of time travel and bureaucracy. "Goodbye, Howard Henning"


Video with Book Excerpt for Super Relaxed Fantasy Club

For the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club (SRFC) in the UK, I recorded a short video that includes an excerpt from the upcoming novella TINY TIME MACHINE. I also talk extremely briefly about a few favorite SF books. I think the club's normal pattern is to have folks stop in for a drink and a chat, but that format has obviously been disrupted.

New Novella Sold to Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories has just bought "Tiny Time Machine," a 33,000-word novella. The plan is not that it be published in the magazine, but as a stand-alone, heavily illustrated book, possibly as soon as later this year. The book will be designed for the Young Adult market.

"Tiny Time Machine": All life on Earth will die of thirst unless a couple of loners running from the cops can use a portable time machine to stop a secret project.

New Pushback Review by Deborah J. Ross

Deborah J. Ross reviewed PUSHBACK in Short Book Reviews on 7 February 2020

Short Book Reviews:

A Psychological Thriller from SF Master John E. Stith


Pushback is a Finalist for 2019 Daphne du Maurier Award

Pushback is a Finalist for the 2019 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, mainstream mystery category.

Daphne du Maurier Award Finalist

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Pushback is a Finalist for 2019 CAL Award in Mystery

PUSHBACK is a finalist in the Mystery category for Colorado Author's League 2019 CAL Awards. Complete information here.

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CAL Award 2019 Finalists announced!


CAL  | Published on 5/13/2019


New Pushback Review by Readers' Favorite

Readers' Favorite reviewed PUSHBACK on 29 March 2019.

Pushback Audiobook Released

Audible just released the audiobook for PUSHBACK. It's narrated by Graham Halstead, who has narrated such titles as Science Fiction Hall of Fame and books by Dean Koontz, James Patterson, and Robert A. Heinlein.


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