It was back in the year 5 bke (Before the Kaufman Era) when the Genii office received an unsolicited contribution from a young fellow in Sweden. The author had no name value to American readers, but the trick was clever, the write-up was in almost perfect English that required very little editing, and the text was accompanied by clear illustrations. And that is how Tom Stone was introduced to the non-Scandinavian magic world.
Over the following years, quite a few more Stone tricks appeared in these pages. While the plots and methods were highly eclectic, all of the material maintained the common thread of fine magic, often with an offbeat whimsicality that made the reader think anew about “standard” tricks. Today, that creative streak has continued, including some published pamphlets, a series of e-books, and now—at long last—a full-sized book.