Steve Beam – Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 9


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Volume 9 of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks (sans gimmicks).

Contributors include: John Bannon, Gordon Bean, Doug Canning, Mark Fitzgerald, Lionel Gallardo, Mahdi Gilbert, Bill Goodwin, Lewis Jones, Marty Kane, Max Maven, Lorenz Schar, Ben Train, Caleb Wiles, R. Paul Wilson, and Ron Wohl.

Includes chapters that represent the state of the art on Moracle, the Piano Card Trick, and the Losers (lost and found card tricks). One-man chapters by Lewis Jones, R. Paul Wilson, and Marty Kane.

REVIEWS for Volume 9 of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks:

“As in all volumes in the SACT series, these pages are dense. Beam uncovers buried principles, infuses modern touches, and gives the reader creative building blocks. The depth and variety of material is staggering.” John Guastaferro (author of One Degree, and book reviewer for Genii magazine), March 2016 Genii.

“The must-have magic book list for 2016 just got a little longer. After a ten-year hiatus, Steve Beam has published two more books in his stellar Semi-Automatic Card Tricks series. Most magic books are technical manuals that need to be waded through to learn a nugget or two of good stuff. In comparison, Beam’s books have a ton of good stuff woven into hilariously well-crafted writing. I couldn’t wait to see the next effect or read the next sentence.” Rolando Santos, former president of the IBM and current book reviewer in the June 2016 issue of The Linking Ring.