Originally posted by Rich Morrell:
Is 'A Toast for Charon' similar to your column in Channel One Issue 3?
I really enjoyed reading your thoughts behind that effect, what if anything differs in your manuscript?
Some parts of the Channel One essay is included, but with new illustrations and more detailed text. It is the intro of the manuscript.
What differs is what I've done with those thoughs since I wrote it in 1999 - which the remaining 16-17 pages describes.
A few people have bought it already, and hopefully they will say what they think about it here.
I'm very flattered by Pete McCabe's comments, but he seems to like everything I do, and have a penchant for exaggerations.
(Come on Pete: "Tom is one of magic's most original and deepest thinkers."? How could I possibly live up to a statement like that? As I view it, I'm neither more deep nor original than what any magician should be.)
However, I agree with Pete that manuscripts dealing with the development process are very rare. Since I've been searching for books like that for a long time, without finding any, I had no choice than to write about it myself.