Bio: John E. Stith was born in Boulder, Colorado and spent most of his pre-college years in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in physics. After service as an Air Force officer, which put him in the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex near Colorado Springs, he entered private industry at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Redshift Rendezvous was a Nebula Award nominee when it first appeared in 1990.
Complete information about John E. Stith's work may be found at www.neverend.com
Cal Donley wakes up missing his recent memory and covered with blood. Someone else's blood. He learns that he's a computer engineer living on the L5 orbital colony Daedalus, and he's married to a tantalizing stranger. Worn on his wrist is Vincent, a watch-sized artificial intelligence who can also tell time. But Vincent is missing some of his memory, too. As Cal tries to find out what happened during his long blackout, and in particular what happened in the last few hours of the gap, people arou... more info>>
All For Naught collects a novella and a novelette: "Naught for Hire" and "Naught Again." "Naught for Hire" is a quirky, action-packed, comedy set just a few years from now. Nick Naught, private eye, walks down some strange mean streets as he tries to stay ahead of the killers on his tail and tries to cope in a world where all the irritations we have with technology are magnified. Gadgets act up in big ways, including voice operated machines that talk back to people. Nick Naught winds up on a hit... more info>>
An ex-reporter on a partly terraformed Mars tries to find out if his brother was murdered, and wonders why TV reporter Janet Vincent regularly reaches disaster sites faster than all the competition. The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in action: the media observers are influencing the events.
When aliens abduct New York City, carrying it into space inside a huge dome, the citizens trapped inside must find out why, what they can do to save themselves ... and to save the dozens of other cities which the aliens have stolen from other planets.
Aboard the hyperspace liner Redshift is a relativistic world of slow light and treachery. The first sign of trouble is the apparent suicide of a passenger. When first officer Jason Kraft discovers that she was murdered, Kraft wants to know why. Before long, a desperate group of people tries to use the hyperspace craft for their evil purposes, and Kraft is the only person in their way. [A selection of the Science Fiction Book Club.]