Received yesterday (9/21) in Madison, WI.
I'm very glad for the in-depth FISM supplement. I'd seen Sue-Anne Webster's giant list of act descriptions online, but appreciate having them committed to paper, where they are easier to read and more likely to endure. The interview with Eric Eswin left me wondering whether his favoring of Contest over Congress will prove balanced enough to be viable.
Loved Max Maven's continuation of his FISM history; the original 1997 article is one of my all-time favorites. I also very much enjoyed the John Gaughan feature, not least for its tantalizing tidbits on the Hooker Rising Cards. I had to check the OED to see whether the Android Clarinetist was perhaps a modern nickname for van Oeckelen's automaton, but was surprised to learn that "android" was coined in the early 1700s [in contrast to the much later debut of "robot" in Karel Capek's 1921 play].