Steve Beam – Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 2
Written and Illustrated by Steve Beam Hardbound, 230 pages, 100+ illustrations
Volume One set the standard for semi-automatic card tricks. Choice material with strong impact and clever presentational ploys helped to make the first volume an instant best-seller.
In volume two of Steve Beam’s Semi-Automatic Card Tricks you will find almost seventy professional card tricks and routines. These are not your typical self-working card tricks. Clever principles and devious subtleties have supplanted sleight of hand. Unlike many self-working card tricks, these do not appear to be self-working to the audience. The latest technology along with entertaining bits of byplay have been used to create magical effects which will not only amuse but also astound.
Your audience will credit you with great skill when you present the miracles between these covers. The humorous presentational ideas will ensure that you are also credited with being a complete performer.
The author is the editor and publisher of The Trapdoor, one of the primary sources and resources for professional quality magic for magicians for the last dozen years. Twenty-five years of studying and performing magic have given the author the experience to know what works before an audience. This knowledge has been used to invent and select only the best in cutting-edge card effects. Combine this seasoning with fifteen years of international lecturing to magicians and the result is strong performance material that is properly and clearly taught,
If you enjoy card magic, you will eventually read this book. The only question is whether you will read it before or after being fooled and entertained by a trick contained within.