Reviews of the Works of John E. Stith

Title View
Deep Quarry

"Watch for Stith's next book."

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

"Excellent...Highly readable."

1989-01-01 1/1/1989 Erg Quarterly Terry Jeeves view
Deep Quarry

"[Deep Quarry is] a strong, interesting, satisfying mix of comfortable themes from two genres that rarely seem to mix this happily."

1989-01-01 Winter 1989 OtherRealms Chuq Von Rospach 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
Redshift Rendezvous

"This is absolutely one of the most terrific ideas for an SF novel I've seen in years. My first thought was, 'Why couldn't I have come up with this?' My second thought, too."

1989-01-01 Author quote Author quote Connie Willis view
Deep Quarry

"If you're looking for a way to spend an afternoon or evening with a nice interesting book, this is a good one."

1988-11-01 November 1988 Journal of Mind Pollution Irv Koch view
Deep Quarry

"A worthy addition to such delights as Memory Blank."

1988-10-01 October 1988 FOSFAX Timothy Lane view
Death Tolls

"Stith draws upon his background in the Air Force with NORAD, and at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland."

1988-03-01 March 1988 Mensa Bulletin Tom Elliott view
Death Tolls

"It's fun."

1987-11-01 November 1987 Science Fiction Chronicle Don D'Ammassa view
Death Tolls

"Stith adds superb technological detail to a classic whodunit. This novel should appeal to both SF and mystery fans."

1987-10-01 Issue 7 Grab Bag Rita McConville view
Death Tolls

"There is a great deal of light humor scattered about the book, and some fine suspense.... I definitely recommend this book."

1987-09-01 September 1987 FOSFAX Timothy Lane view
Death Tolls

"...succeeded where so many others have failed.... respectable both as science fiction and as mystery."

1987-09-01 September 1987 Drood Review of Mystery Ed Blachman view
Memory Blank


1987-01-01 Date unknown Voice of Youth Advocates unknown view
Memory Blank

"This futuristic thriller is taut and gripping, the characters are believable, and the computer's pretty human, too!"

1987-01-01 Winter 86/87 British Science Fiction Society Newsletter Di Wathen view
Memory Blank

"An enjoyable read."

1986-08-01 Aug/Sep 1986 West Coast Review of Books John Sherman view
Memory Blank

"I put aside another book I'd been reading, and even stayed up late one night finishing Memory Blank when I should have been catching up on sleep."

1986-08-01 1 August 1986 Pikes Peak Journal Ken Jordan view
Memory Blank

"Gave me the most realistic description of living in an O'Neill colony of anything I've read, and colony descriptions are interwoven through this fast-paced and intriguing story."

1986-07-01 July 1986 L5 News Carla Bucy view
Memory Blank

"This is a spaceborn mystery story, quite well done."

1986-07-01 July 1986 Science Fiction Chronicle Don D'Ammassa view
Memory Blank

"John Stith is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. Good reading!"

1986-06-01 June 1986 Galactic Dispatch Joe Sokola view
Memory Blank

"In the realm of novels, John E. Stith's Memory a good solid mystery, a good adventure, and even a good science-fiction novel--all between one set of covers."

1986-05-01 May 1986 Starlog Chris Henderson view
Memory Blank

"Pretty good fun."

1986-05-01 May 1986 Fantasy Review Joe Sanders view
Memory Blank

"Memory Blank combines mystery and science fiction well, allowing the technology to become part of the plot. This is a truly hard combination to pull off, but Stith does it well."

1986-04-02 April 1996 FOSFAX Bruce Gardner view
Memory Blank

"It is good SF, it's a fine mystery, and it's also quite funny at times.... I recommend this book very highly."

1986-04-01 February 1986 FOSFAX Timothy Lane view
Memory Blank

"I liked it a lot.... I loved Vincent, who has the BEST lines."

1986-03-01 March 1986 I Love a Mystery Carol Howell view
Memory Blank

"Be warned: once started it's hard to put down. "

1986-02-01 February 1986 Front Range L5 Newsletter Carla Bucy view