- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Ace Books (May 1 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441711456
- ISBN-13: 978-0441711451
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 90.7 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,574,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Redshift Rendezvous Mass Market Paperback – May 1 1990
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From Library Journal
A suspicious death aboard the starship Redshift involves first officer Jason Kraft in a manhunt that uncovers an insidious plot to reroute the ship to an unknown destination. Sf action/adventure tempered by the "laws" of hyperspace travel produce a unique, fascinating hard sf novel. Stith wrote Deep Quarry. Recommended.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"The list of science fiction authors who play the game the hard way by sticking to the rules of science is all too short. Now to that group which includes Clarke, Niven, Asimov, Bear, and Clement should be added the name of John E. Stith." -Dan Simmons "If you love writers who play techy games with reality...pick this one up." -Analog "Mystery and adventure against a fascinating hard science background. This is without question Stith's best work to date." -Science Fiction Chronicle "Redshift Rendezvous represents an ingenious exploration of an idea in a manner that only science fiction can allow." -Locus "a unique, fascinating hard SF novel. Recommended." -Library Journal "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." -Connie Willis --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product description
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For the first Sci-Fi book I've ever read I can say with complete certainty that I'll be on the hunt for more like this down the road. Though the first half of the book was a bit repetitive at times and it felt more like a documentary on the redshift during that time it didn't really put me off. Everyone has their own styles that they like or don't like. So if you don't enjoy learning about how a fictional spaceship works or aren't concerned with the more technical aspects of space, then I'd say either don't pick this book up or what I really recommend is try and get it for a couple of dollars on a place like amazon.
The characters were surprisingly well thought out in my mind, especially considering many older science fiction books neglect character development. The world building was also similarly good, though a few times I felt like it was taking place in a void. Thinking back on it this story is like a few stories woven together and each story has something that kept my attention. This isn't saying that I didn't get bored and put the book down a few times, it wasn't like that until the end, but that is to say that each scene felt meaningful. In another vein I really enjoyed how unpredictable the actions of different characters were. When viewed again they all made perfect sense. I'd say this is definitely a book I'd read again, although I would skim over a few parts that bored me the first time. If you're on the fence and want what was to me a mixture of adventure, mystery, just enough romance to push the characters on and a well thought out plot then I'd gladly recommend Redshift Rendezvous.