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John E. Stith

Author of Manhattan Transfer

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About the Author

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Works by John E. Stith

Manhattan Transfer (1993) 265 copies
Redshift Rendezvous (1990) 168 copies
Reckoning Infinity (1997) 156 copies
Reunion On Neverend (1994) 106 copies
Deep Quarry (1989) 78 copies
Memory Blank (1986) 50 copies
Scapescope (1984) 48 copies
Death Tolls (1987) 31 copies
All for Naught (2005) 9 copies
The Climbing Tree (2019) 8 copies
Pushback (2018) 4 copies
Memory Blank (2018) 3 copies

Associated Works

Dinosaur Fantastic (1993) — Contributor — 121 copies


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Common Knowledge

Places of residence
Colorado, USA
University of Minnesota (BA - Physics)
software developer
web designer
space object identification analyst for USAF
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Mystery Writers of America
Colorado Authors League
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Awards and honors
Nebula Award nominee, 1990
Hugo Award Honorable Mention, 1993
Colorado Authors League Top Hand Award for best novel, 1988, 1989, 1998
HOMer Award
La Tour Eiffel Award nominee, 1997 (France)
Seiun Award nominee, 1995 (Japan)
Short biography
John E. Stith is the author of "Naught for Hire," the basis for the upcoming webisode series starring Ben Browder; REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS, a Nebula Award nominee; and MANHATTAN TRANSFER, a Hugo Award Honorable Mention. Several of his works have been bought by the Science Fiction Book Club and optioned for film. He has optioned several feature-film screenplays, and has sold to television (Star Trek). REUNION ON NEVEREND and RECKONING INFINITY, are his two most recent novels from Tor Books. Stith rhymes with Smith.



SF Another very good novel by a writer who is one of my favorite SF authors. About finding a man-made? globe heading into solar system and the group who investigate it to find that it is ?alive? and gives birth.
derailer | 4 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
SF; author of Manhattan Transfer
derailer | 4 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Gave up half way through. Didn't like any of the characters and was bored. 2 main characters a white guy who can do no wrong and a religious zealot. No thanks.
larocco | 6 other reviews | Sep 6, 2023 |

1986 Science Fiction Murder Mystery

Waking up on a space station covered in someone else's blood is bad, but having lost the memory of your last ten years is worse. Your home, your job, your wife ... why you have illegal drugs in your pocket, what happened last night -- all gone. Only the dread feeling of something even more terrible about to happen in the next few days.

Rereading this almost forty years later, it holds up surprisingly well. The human elements and how people act -- especially human foibles -- are pretty solid. The motivations, as they are eventually revealed, are all entirely believable. Some of the big reveals still have enormous power, and as our hero gets ever closer to the answers, the stakes become huge.

But it does require suspension of disbelief. It was written before the internet, before cell phones, before Covid, before smartwatch assistants like Siri -- and it manages to anticipate them all, if imperfectly. There are a few things that exist today that you've got to assume they somehow get rid of in the next century or so, like cell phone tracking. Still, I'm a sucker for amnesia stories, and this one pulls you right along as our hero slowly fills in the blanks, trying to figure out if he might actually be a murderer.
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wardenrt66 | 1 other review | Mar 18, 2023 |


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