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by Jimso
August 2nd, 2016, 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

Re: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

A couple of people have asked if there was a way to get a signed copy. I will be at Magic Live! next month and will be glad to sign books and answer questions there. I will periodically stop by the booth for H&R, where the book will be sold. Next year, I will be attending Magifest in January, th...
by Jimso
July 3rd, 2016, 8:44 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

Re: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

The book is now shipping and, according to the dealer, "receiving great reviews so far."
by Jimso
June 12th, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

Re: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

This is a great contribution, Steve. As Mike Rogers explicitly said, there is nothing new or special in the magic square method, but he managed to build a presentation that buried the very involvement of a magic so deep that the method of construction does not matter. When the square is finally reve...
by Jimso
June 11th, 2016, 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

Re: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

H&R will be the sole source initially. I have dealt with them as a customer for a long time, and I know that Marshall Petersen provides good service (prompt shipment, good packaging, quick responses to questions, etc.). Also, Richard Hatch and Charlie Randall (the original H and R) gave me good ...
by Jimso
June 11th, 2016, 11:34 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

Re: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

Quite so, and also the price is daunting if you are not already a big fan of magic squares. But let me explain. The two new methods are really very simple, and are fully explained and demonstrated in the first 14 pages. I taught the first one to my five year old grandson in a few minutes, which mean...
by Jimso
June 10th, 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

Re: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

There is indeed a 00 on the square on the cover, and I generally try to avoid such values. However, in this case, I wanted the magic square with the smallest possible magic sum that can be rotated, reflected in a mirror (or viewed from the back, which is what I put on the back cover), or both, and s...
by Jimso
June 10th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

Re: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

I am honored that two such distinguished figures whose work I know and respect would take an immediate interest and reply. I can certainly understand skepticism about my claim, and I expect the doubts to remain until the book gets a good public hearing. However, as I said, I did my homework. To answ...
by Jimso
June 9th, 2016, 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 11057

New Book: Magic Square Methods and Tricks

I have discovered a couple of new ways to construct 4-by-4 magic squares. These are not just variations of the standard 'adjustment' technique or any other previously known method, but entirely new ways. (I am fully aware of how unlikely that seems, but I did my homework.) They require no memorizati...

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