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Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Tom Stone » April 30th, 2010, 11:03 am

I've done a hard cover book!

I've read it myself several times, and it is actually quite good. ;)

It is now available at a special prepublication price (until June 10) at:
http://www.hermeticpress.com/

Hopefully, people will enjoy it!

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Ian Kendall » April 30th, 2010, 2:01 pm

Is there a list of contents anywhere>

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Tom Stone » April 30th, 2010, 2:19 pm

Ian Kendall wrote:Is there a list of contents anywhere
Ian

Not yet. But I've copied it for you:


IntroductionPeter Rosengren IX
Preface XV

In the Eye 1
Champagne 3
Catching Up 12
Princess Salomes Drink 13
Prov. 31:6 15
Card, Deck & Case 17
Subliminal Persuasion 21
Camera Gag 22
Loading Display 22
Monty Walks Again 23
Protection Against Chameleons 26
Reality Glitch 27
Three Sizes 31
Calculated Aces 32
King Castling 33
Ringbound 39
Spoon Jumper 43
Stone-Age Wild Coin 44
Hoarders 45
Stripper Finesse 51
The Annoying Four 52
Among the Mad Men 53
Gap Drive 61
Killer Gap Launcher 64
Freedom Cuts 65
Problems with the Memorized Deck 68
The Etude 69
Hand Rothing 71
Victorious Mead 72
Matchbox Calculator 73
ElectroMatrix 75
Poltergeist 76

Up the Funnel 77
Tracking Mr. Fogg 79
Ambivalent Travelers 83
Mr. Fogg 95
Mr. Foggs Codicil 112
Concerto for Cutlery 113
Wooing Annette 115
Nullified! 117
The Momentum Color-Change 127
Shoe Loads 132
Rope Segments 133
Almost Restored 133
Sharp Fingers 136
Drop and Restored 138
Benson-Franson Combo 139
Whip Restoration 140
Conic Relief 141
Let Them Eat Cake 158

Into the Sky 159
The Monodexterous Brigand 161
An Addition to John Carneys Hot Slot 164
Jardine Ellis Glass Production 168
Silk and Silver 169
Pocket Shots 171
Burning Things on Stage 172
A Toast for Charon 173
Light Stretching 188
Roomtone 189
No Parking 190
Salt-X-Change 191
Mental Sports 194
Benson Burner 195
Helena of the East 226
Gold Wielder 227
Hotel Psychometry 236

Among the Clouds 237
Resonance Theory 239
Too Perfect Imperfect 241
Rejection 247

Acknowledgements 253
Publishing History 253

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Ian Kendall » April 30th, 2010, 3:00 pm

Well, thank you for that!

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Bob Farmer » April 30th, 2010, 3:00 pm

I'm ordering my copy now.

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 30th, 2010, 3:10 pm

Let's see:

Verizon bill, Tom Stone book...Verizon bill, Tom Stone book...

Tom Stone book.

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Ian Kendall » April 30th, 2010, 3:23 pm

Thus ends Dustin's net access for a month or two...

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Donal Chayce » April 30th, 2010, 3:27 pm

Thanks for the heads up, Tom. Order placed!
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Roberto » May 1st, 2010, 2:27 am

I took advantage of the pre-publication offer and placed my order earlier today. I think Tom's material and his thinking are extremely clever. Can't wait for the book to arrive!


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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby erdnasephile » May 5th, 2010, 6:48 pm

*BUMP* Somehow I missed this, and wanted to help make sure other's didn't. Ordered mine today! :)

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby castawaydave » May 5th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Thank you erdnasephile, *BUMP* made my day.

Tom Stone KICKS ASS!

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Tom Stone » June 4th, 2010, 4:46 pm

The books have left the printer, and will soon arrive at Hermetic Press, and the shipping will commence on June 10.

And that's also the date the prepublication offer will cease. 6 days left, if you want to save a few bucks. :)

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 4th, 2010, 6:03 pm

Tom will be on the cover of our July issue, now at the printer.
BUY his book! :)
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Tom Stone » June 9th, 2010, 12:15 am

This morning, Stephen Minch got up at 4:30 and began packing and sending out the prepublication orders.

Tomorrow, the prepublication offer expires.
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Donal Chayce » June 9th, 2010, 6:44 pm

Huzzah!

I'm hoping to be able to at make at least a dent in time for your week-long "community interview" on another forum.
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Seuss » June 10th, 2010, 1:04 pm

Can't wait to get my hands on this one.
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Roberto » June 10th, 2010, 2:42 pm

Woohoo!!! My mail man made my day! Vortex is in the house!!! I've only skimmed through it but so far looks like a very well produced book. Illustrations are very nice and plentiful and I like the fact that the book lays flat for easy reading/studying. I'll be going over the material over the weekend.


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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Travis » June 10th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Received mine as well. Very nice. Thank you, Tom.

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby The Magic Apple » June 11th, 2010, 10:44 am

It is arrving TODAY at The Magic Apple! I hear this is a GREAT book! Congrats again, to Stephen Minch for a job well done!
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Donal Chayce » June 11th, 2010, 4:34 pm

Got mine yesterday, too. I'm greatly looking forward to digging into it.
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Travis » June 11th, 2010, 4:34 pm

This book is really fantastic. I read the first half over coffee this morning. Couldn't stop. Get it.

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 15th, 2010, 5:08 pm

I received my copy of Vortex today. My reaction is one of extreme jealousy that I am not the publisher--that's very rare. Everyone who loves magic should buy this book.
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Bill Duncan » June 16th, 2010, 3:51 am

Hell, everyone who loves BOOKS should buy this book.

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Jager » June 16th, 2010, 2:34 pm

I got mine on Friday and everyone in the magic shop was beging me to unwrap it so they could sneek a peek. I spent the whole weekend glued to the book and I am allready on my second reading. At first I thought the size and shape was awkward but now that I have spent time with it I believe it to be perfect. It lays flat on the table and the pages stay open so I can read along while trying out the moves. Allot of thought went into all aspects of this book. Congratulations Tom.
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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby J-Mac » August 25th, 2010, 12:18 am

Placing my order right now! I saw this earlier but had another couple tomes on my list ahead of it, but after reading the July issue of Genii - screw my list!

Thanks!

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby J-Mac » August 28th, 2010, 2:10 am

I received my copy today. Great book! Like Kelly above, I found the form of the book to be unusual but very accommodating for ease of reading. I've only read for an hour but I can say that this is all I expected and more.

Wonderful book - Thank you Tom!

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Terrence » August 28th, 2010, 12:01 pm

Got my copy from The Magic Apple.

What a magic book!

Thank you Genii for the review of "Vortex", and the Forum for getting me to the Magic Shop to acquire this wonderful book, which I'm enthusiastically reading today.

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Tom Stone » September 5th, 2010, 5:28 pm

The item "Benson Burner", performed by my friend Robert "Gaston" Dahlstrm, in the news:
http://www.expressen.se/noje/recensione ... d-och-ratt

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Tom Stone » September 17th, 2010, 7:22 pm

Travis Bernhardt performing "Champagne" from Vortex, and "Of Dice and Men" from the October 2009 issue of Genii:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJEbw5K57Ks

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Travis » September 17th, 2010, 7:36 pm

Fantastic! Kudos to Travis (great name).

-travis

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Tom Stone » December 18th, 2010, 11:16 pm

Tom Stone wrote:The item "Benson Burner", performed by my friend Robert "Gaston" Dahlstrm, in the news:
http://www.expressen.se/noje/recensione ... d-och-ratt

The same piece is now a part of his show reel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXMk9QppI9M
0:08 - the second final load of Benson Burner.
0:56 - the first vanish in the routine (slightly messed up here)

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby greg manwaring » December 19th, 2010, 3:18 am

Wow, really fun routining Tom!! I thoroughly enjoyed the routines!!

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Re: Vortex by Tom Stone

Postby Jim Martin » May 12th, 2011, 10:47 pm

Bravo Tom!
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