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Since the first volume was published in 1993, the Semi-Automatic Card Tricks series has become the largest and most reliable resource for professional caliber, non-sleight of hand card magic.  Full-time magicians and conjuring hobbyists alike have come to rely on the creative card magic stored in these volumes when they want to go for the jugular.    

Calling on his 15 years editing the underground sleight of hand journal The Trapdoor, the author seamlessly blends diabolical methods with humorous presentations proving once again that it is possible to captivate an audience with only pasteboards and personality.  In addition to fifty items of his own creation, the author has brought together over two dozen of his friends from around the world who have contributed fifty of their pet effects to this volume.  This is high-octane, low-fat, innovative card magic built from the ground up.  These effects feature the latest in card trick technology incorporating new principles and little-known subtleties.  Whether you want to out-magic your fellow magicians or fry the synapses of your lay audiences, this is real magic for the real world.

100 Effects featuring the magic of: 

  • Mick Ayres
  • Steve Beam
  • Doug Canning
  • Chastain Criswell
  • Luke Dancy
  • Dominique Duvivier
  • Juan Esteban
  • Cesar Fernandez
  • Tony Griffith
  • Chris Hannibal
  • Andy Hurst
  • Lewis Jones
  • Marty Kane
  • Nathan Kranzo
  • Antón López
  • Raj Madhok
  • Trevor McCombie
  • Reinhard Müller
  • Phil Ogden
  • Gianfranco Preverino
  • Ramón Riobóo
  • Scott Robinson
  • Allan Slaight
  • Dave Solomon
  • Camilo Vazquez
  • R. Paul Wilson.


16 Chapters Including: 

  • The Rolly Polly Controlly
  • Telephone Tricks
  • Prediction Tricks
  • Counter Measures
  • Gambling Tricks
  • The Curiouser Count
  • Impossible Locations
  • Meet the Eliminator & The Exterminator
  • Singularities
  • Bait and Switch
  • Impossible Revelations
  • Mental Effects
  • Magic From Spain
  • The Magic of Ramón Riobóo
  • Updates
  • The Utility Belt.

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I want it all to myself. This book contains some of the best (and I do mean best) self-working card tricks that I've ever witnessed in my life. Steve Beam is a great comedy writer, and you'll be flying through this book in no time. It's that easy (and fun!) to read. The principles in this book are mind-boggling, and you'll be fooled yourself going through the tricks in this book the first time. There are things in here that are real magician-foolers. In fact, I performed some of this material at Magic-Con for several magicians who were blown away! Don't be put off by the fact that it's full of self-working material. This book is great, and you will get a lot out of it!
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