Seven performance pieces with an ordinary deck
Pit Hartling’s modern classic - finally back in print (updated edition).
Since its original publication in 2003, Card Fictions has become a classic of card magic: David Blaine used a routine from this book for one of his TV specials, Pit himself chose another for his appearance in the FISM Close-Up Gala Show, and effects from Card Fictions are in the professional repertoires of performers all over the world. The book contains a variety of plots, effects and presentations:
You sense the colors of playing cards through a solid table.
You stack four Poker hands in less than ten seconds.
You kick any named number of cards off a tabled deck.
You put chaos to order.
You magically move cards to any positions in the pack at will.
You transpose a card from between a spectator's hands to under his watch.
You instantly memorize the order of a shuffled deck.
The methods reach from well thought-out sleight-of-hand to self-working principles and effective psychological strategies. Card Fictions also contains two (entirely practical) theoretical essays, including the famous “Inducing Challenges”.
This new edition contains a number of minor (and one major) handling-updates.
“A triumph of brevity, creativity and quality from beginning to end.”
– Eric Mead – (Genii magazine)
"This stuff is beyond clever."
– Max Maven –
“High-caliber thinking at its best. Highly recommended “
– Michael Close – (MAGIC magazine)
“Somebody like Pit Hartling comes along only once in twenty years – at best.”
– Roberto Giobbi –
"Quite simply one of the best card books I've read in years.”
– Simon Aronson –