First of all, the book is coming out, and anyone who's written for a refund or explanation for their preorder has been personally taken care of.
Obviously, predicting completion dates amidst an overloaded publishing schedule (Gaetan Bloom, Andy Nyman, Shakespeare, Cardini, 60 DVDs and CDs, 200 ebooks, a dozen effects, and one Erdnase Scroll) was not the easiest path to choose.
And The Secret Lexicon simulataneously. Yes, a mindreading dictionary, created from scratch. These are not the simplest projects imaginable.
You've seen the meticulous care that goes into the 7000+ pages I've published. It is indeed a very long wait. But Martin deserves an unmatched blazingly wonderful final work.
Impromptu will be killer, and it will be worth the wait.
So what's the status? If you were a Miracle Factory customer, you'd know.
You would have seen a sample PDF chapter filled with Martin Gardner's sketches, notes, new tricks, and gorgeous vintage illustrations.
You would know that the book is not just looking beautiful, but also that it's going to be almost twice as large as the original, filled with previously unknown effects by dozens of eye-popping names.
You'd be aware that Mark Setteducati heads the Gathering for Gardner and will be doing the intro, and that Michael Weber says he's proceeding on commentaries.
You would have also received hundreds of dollars in free ebooks of your choice as a thank you for your patience (and lost interest) during the long wait.
The Gardner estate and others involved and I are in communication, and love the color pages that have been added.
Everyone will get their book.
I told the aging Jay Marshall that I hoped he would be able to see it. He said, "Hurry!"
I won't be responding further on this thread, but feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love and peace,