Firstly, let me say that it is always a pleasure to welcome a new publication onto the scene, especially one which sets itself as high a standard as this one appears to do. The magazine has just eight offset pages and contains four items. This may not sound very much but, when I add that the four contributors are Derek Dingle, David Roth, Peter Kane and Geoffrey Latta, the picture alters dramatically. When I also add that future contributors will be people like Gene Maze, Jon Racherbaumer, Sol Stone, Michael Ammar, Ken Krenzel, Tom Gagnon, John Cornelius, Herb Zarrow and Slydini, those who know their magic, will not be able to get off their subscriptions fast enough.
Ail of the items are written and illustrated by Kaufman and, if you do not know what that means in terms of clarity and presentation, just take a look at some of his books.
In this particular issue, Dingle describes a version of the Toss Change, which puts this sleight within the reach of anybody, who is prepared to make a reasonable effort. Roth has a lovely, subtle Copper and Silver Transposition, whose boldness is a joy to behold. Peter Kane submits a very subtle Four Ace discovery, while Latta gives a usable coin sleight, which will have many applications.
Finally, under the heading of "Bull", editor Kaufman deals with the usual bits and bobs, which need to be covered.
The Magic of the Cube. Published jointly by Magico Magazine, P.O.B. 156 NYC10002 U.S.A. and Goodliffe Publications Ltd, Arden Forest Industrial Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire, England. U.S. price 5 dollars.
Although the Rubik Cube no longer enjoys the popularity of twelve months ago, it is still a familiar sight; familiar enough to be a reasonably topical feature, if used in a magical trick.
This little, inexpensive book of some 32 pages contains over sixteen ideas by British and American magicians on the cube. These range from simply constructed gimmicks through the gamut of mathematical and subtle principles to straightforward sleight of hand.
There are predictions, divinations, self solving cubes and even a method of using the cube to force a colour. Anybody, who either uses a Rubik's Cube already, or would like to, would do well to read this book. He would be bound to find angles unlike anything that he had ever thought of.
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