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Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 7:55 am

Kaufman/Genii Press:

- Theodore DeLand book ( source )
- Mr Jennings Takes It Easy
- New book of Japanese magic
- Reprints: New Magic of Japan, 5x5 Japan
- Farther off: Tenkai book, Cliff Green book, Mr Jennings Takes It Tough ( source )


Hermetic Press:

- Tamariz reprints:
- The Five Points in Magic
- Sonata
- The Magic Way
- Tamariz, Flamenco ??
- Magic Christian's 3-vol Hofzinser books, trans by Ariel Frailich: Ne Plus Ultra
- Tom Stone book


Miracle Factory:

- Gaetan Bloom book
- Jonathan Pendragon, Grand Illusion
- source


David Ben:

- Herb Zarrow book (tricks)
- Paul Fox (life story and tricks)
- Del Ray (life and tricks)
- Dai Vernon biography Volume 2
- source1 , source2


Bob Farmer:

- Collected Flim Flam
- [Bammo] Ten Card Poker Deal Dossier
- source


- Max Maven, Gilbreath Principle opus

- Martin Breese, Fred Robinson book

- Christian Fechner, Magic of Robert-Houdin, vols 3 & 4: Translated, but no English publication forthcoming ( source )


Other known anticipated books? Corrections to any of the above? Anybody know what's in the works at Mike Caveney's Magic Words?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Steve Bryant » September 4th, 2007, 8:24 am

Hope to see the Charlie Miller years of Magicana in the Genii list.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 4th, 2007, 8:59 am

Mike Caveney will have a new version of Dai Vernon's Revelations coming out soon. Some new stuff.
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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Kenardo » September 4th, 2007, 10:56 am

I think Hermetic Press is also working on a new Ken Krenzel book.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 1:21 pm

Good topic!

I can't wait for the Bloom, Gilbreath, Jennings and Deland books...

I think the Bloom book is to be a short book on inventing magic and a longer book on his magic... You wait ages for a Bloom book and then two come at once...

It is good to see so many books in the pipeline... Here are some more to add...

The Miracle Factory are working on a book (written by Mark Setteducati) about Lubor Fiedler.

There is a book in the works from Piet Forton. Richard Kaufman mentioned it HERE a few years ago. (scroll down about half the page). It sounds very unusual. Here is what Richard has to say: "I don't believe it's possible to do what he is trying to do, but if he pulls it off it would be one of the greatest books on magic ever published." :eek:

I spoke to Roy Walton a few weeks ago. He says he has enough material for a third volume of 'The Complete Walton'. I would love to see that published.

I was told that Dr Gene Matsurra is working on a book about Winston Freer. Again this should be a wonderful book.

Many (including me) would love to see 'The Nectar Of The Cards' by Jack Birnman published. I believe the manuscript is in Harry Levines hands... The matter is discussed HERE

There is a book coming out on the relationship between mathematics and card tricks. It is written by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham. I believe it will be called 'From Maths To Magic' and it looks like fun...

I would love to see a reprint of 'Card Craft' by JK Hartman and am looking forward to his new book 'Card Dupery' (published later this month)...

I don't know if he is working on a book - but I would love to see a book by Angelo Carbone. He is a creative genius who should be preserved in a book...

One last book - 'Breaking The Circle' by Jon Racherbaumer. I have read about this book for a few years now and gather it has some sort of mythic reputation. Does anyone know if it will ever be published and why it is so famous? I would love to hear more about this book...

All the best,

Joe

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 1:31 pm

Dave Grippenwalt's book by Greg Wilson. It was mentionned years ago in Magic Magazine and immediately caught my attention as I really like the stuff Grippenwalt published in Richard's Almanach and Coinmagic.

I hope this will see the light sometime in the futur...

Richard

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 3:30 pm

Books in the (very protracted) works:

GRIPPO RULES
BREAKING THE CIRCLE
PROSPERO'S CELL
PRIME MOVES
COUNTHESAURUS II
CARD COZENAGE
FINESSE FINALE

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 3:47 pm

Jon,

What happened to RIFFLE SHUFFLE MASTERY?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Pete Biro » September 4th, 2007, 3:57 pm

There is only one book I await: FRED KAPS by Dick Koornwinder :genii:
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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby David Acer » September 4th, 2007, 5:39 pm

Jeff Pierce is busy writing his encyclopedic treatise on Roy Waltons Card Warp (called THE CARDWARP TOUR), with (from what Ive heard) a rich and eclectic array of contributors.

The very talented Montreal magician Stphane Bourgoin is hard at work compiling a BIG book of magic from Patrik Kuffs.

And my next book of close-up magic (MORE POWER TO YOU) is currently being laid out for release in December.
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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 4th, 2007, 6:27 pm

hahahahaha
... Breaking the Circle ...
hahahahaha

That's too funny for words.
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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 7:45 pm

I'm so dreadfully bad at self-promotion, but my book Scripting Magic is laid out and the printing schedule should be finalized this week or next.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 9:04 pm

A question for Jon and David Ben,

When will the Grippo book be finished and when will the Del Ray book be completed?

Thanks

Steve Ehlers

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 10:10 pm

What about the updated Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic?

And wasn't R. Paul Wilson working on a book about Fred Robinson?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 10:12 pm

I've been hearing RK's laugh-track re BREAKING THE CIRCLE ever since I told him about LETTERS TO HOFZINSER, which always made (and still makes) him guffaw louder. But both works exist in various stages...

RIFFLE SHUFFLE MASTERY will be an e-book. The rest are hard-luck hard-backers.

GRIPPO, finished? Maybe by Christmas.
But I still say that most books are never finished. They are simply abandoned and then published in the state they are when thewriter pulls the plug. Consider the Jennings' book...It just keeps on growing...a phenomenon I fully understand...

...and I'm not guffawing....

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 4th, 2007, 10:19 pm

Doug Edwards is almost finished with writing his third hardbound book.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 7:30 am

A quick note: Squash Publishing, my firm, will be releasing the upcoming books on Del Ray, Paul Fox and the second volume of the Vernon Bio. I have a number of other projects in the works, including what promises to be a fascinating look at the life and magic of Okito (which either no one knows about or is anticipating).

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 8:52 am

Whatever happened to the book about Mike Rogers? It's nice to see the printed word is making a comeback.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 5th, 2007, 1:21 pm

I sold the Mike Rogers book to H&R Books a few years ago. Ask Charlie or Dick.
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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 7:38 pm

Okay, I'll bite: What are these?

- Breaking the Circle
- Letters to Hofzinser
- Prospero's Cell

There seems to be a tale behind the first two, and the last sounds ominous... Jon, you wouldn't be about to break your staff and drown your book, would you? Or might it simply hint that your library is dukedom large enough for you? Mmmm, is it a book about the literature of conjuring?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 9:25 pm

Mike Rogers' book may finally see print. I found more stuff to add.

PROSPERO is mentioned in Sticks & Stones and in Roger's Thesaurus. It is somewhat mystical in parts...Castaneda on cards...When the next paradigm shift occurs, this book will be ready to materialize.

LETTERS TO HOFZINSER is an epistolary book, more novelistic than magical...its model is the Screwtape Letters.

I fear to say anything more about BREAKING THE CIRCLE in deference to RK's unlimited capacity for laughter.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 5th, 2007, 9:44 pm

Natzler Enterprises have recently published (new typset):

1) The Complete "Eye Openers" by R. W. Hull (new intro by Jon Racherbaumer ) with bonus of Supreme Mental Discernment

2) Collins's Card Conceits (Stanley Collins)

and last year...

3) The Complete Dumbfounders (Eddie Joseph)

4) Ed Marlo In The United Kingdom

See Images & Contents Here

All four books boast NEW typset and all four are good-looking tomes...

Best, Paul Gordon

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 8:32 am

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer:
RIFFLE SHUFFLE MASTERY will be an e-book.
Wonderful, Jon. Perhaps more will become e-books?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 6th, 2007, 9:01 am

Jeez ... you knew that one was coming.
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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Dustin Stinett » September 6th, 2007, 9:09 am

Originally posted by Chris Wasshuber:
Wonderful, Jon. Perhaps more will become e-books?
Hey, Mr. Current Events: Jon has been adding eBooks to his site for several years. Currently he has 16 eBooks and 12 manuscripts available on his site (no charge for Premium Members). The 21-Card Trick is a fantastic new work, and he has also made available the complete Kabbala and the Hierophant. Other eBook titles include Universal Card, Arch Triumphs, and Good Turns (JRs great book on the Twisting plot which contains the version Ive been doing for many years).

Dustin

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 12:35 pm

Does anyone know status of Mary Tomich's completed bizarrist magazine, The Altar Flame? I recall an expressed intention to publish the full run as a bound volume. Is this still a viable prospect?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Michael Close » September 6th, 2007, 1:09 pm

During my time down here in Guatemala, I have written a book. It is almost done. This is the book that magicians have been asking me to write for almost twenty years. It will be a real book (not an e-book). 200+ pages; 65K+ words.

A few members of this board have seen the book in its early versions. If they would like to make general comments, that would great, but please don't reveal the subject matter.

Boy, am I a tease or what.

Close (still trapped in Guatemala)

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 1:49 pm

Originally posted by Michael Close:
......, but please don't reveal the subject matter.

Boy, am I a tease or what.

Close (still trapped in Guatemala)
"Protocols of the Workers" ?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Michael Close » September 6th, 2007, 2:08 pm

No, but I'm going to start to work on that right now.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 2:31 pm

Originally posted by DustinStinett:
Hey, Mr. Current Events: Jon has been adding eBooks to his site for several years.
Hey Mr. not-quite-understood-what-I-meant. My question was if any of Jon's planned books will be released as or also as ebooks. A legitimate question I would think.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 6th, 2007, 4:09 pm

Has anyone heard about a reprint of Marlo's Revolutionary Card Technique hardcover by Magic Inc? My email server is down temporarily so i can't email at info@magicinc.net to ask them.

Sam

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 7th, 2007, 8:18 am

I'm working on publishing a few...

---Sucessful Cold Readings..by Larry Craig
---But, Teach a Man a Card Trick, and You May Feed Him For Life..by Fisher
---How To Watermark a Deck on Cards..by I.P.Daily

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 7th, 2007, 8:32 am

Any books on the horizon about Jay Ose or "Skipper" Frank Herman?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 7th, 2007, 2:21 pm

No.
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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 7th, 2007, 3:46 pm

There is a book in the works on Frank Herman by one of his friends, but there is no current timeline as to when it will be completed and published. I make it a point to nag the author from time to time.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 7th, 2007, 3:47 pm

There are two books that were supposed to be out years ago. I am beginning to believe they may be published posthumously.

1- John Bannons Cardzilla

2- Max Mavens book on Gilbreath.

At least I have a new David Acer book to look forward to in the near future.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » September 7th, 2007, 4:02 pm

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer:
I fear to say anything more about BREAKING THE CIRCLE in deference to RK's unlimited capacity for laughter.
From the April 1973 Genii:
FROM METAIRIE, LA. Jon Racherbaumer answers my note as to the fate of KABBALA and HIEROPHANT with the good news that he does plan to continue publishing these excellent papers. He has been busy with other projects including a major manuscript (The Shank Shuffle) and a major book called "Breaking The Circle". Jon says: "...as you know, these one-man enterprises take precious time." I know Jon...I know!
In other news, I have a book on Nate Leipzig in the works. Some of the folks here have seen bits and pieces of the research, and writing has started. There's no definite time line at the moment, though hopefully not on the order of "Breaking the Circle".

-Jim

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Steve Cook » September 8th, 2007, 12:23 am

My book: 'Legend: An anecdotal tribute to Ken Brooke' is ready for printing. A special pre-release copy will be available to contributors to the book shortly. The cover (by Ken's good friend, Ken Perks) is holding things up a little as it needs 'tweaking' here and there, however, Ken as usual has done a lovely job. I'll keep
those folks who are interested, regularly updated
on this site. Many thanks again to those kind
enough to have offered their help, support and encouragement towards this project. I'm sure Ken would have touched by your many kind thoughts and
memories of him. Ken's partner, Barbara McNaughton, also offers her gratitude and best
wishes to everyone with an interest in this book.
Very special thanks to Ken's best pal, Barry Stevenson for his enormous help and support.

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 8th, 2007, 3:47 am

Anyone know anything about further translations of the Magic of Ascanio books?

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Re: Roundup of Anticipated Books

Postby Guest » September 8th, 2007, 7:38 am

Don't forget!!!


I'm working on a book as well.


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