Framing the Dialogue

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Master of Formalities

master of formalities“The cultures of the different worlds had grown so distinct that interplanetary communication was becoming impossible.  Our job was to keep them from offending one-another in order to prevent pointless conflict.  We may have broadened our scope a bit since then, but that is the core of our job, and do it solely by talking to our leaders.  If we ever gave them a reason to stop listening to us, we’re finished.  Understand?”

An Unwelcome Quest

imageThis is the third in Scott Meyer’s Magic 2.0 series about time traveling computer geeks.  These men (mostly men) stumbled upon a magical computer program that allows them to have “magical” powers and time travel…oh and never age.  One of the things they do police is the appearance of a new Wizard who must go through an apprenticeship.  Failing this they are sent back from wench they came…both local an time period and stripped of their powers and access to the Program.

In An Unwelcome Quest we learn what happens when one of the banished finds a way back into the Program and seeks his revenge.

Spell Or High Water

spell or high water“and there’s a reason you never hear anyone say, ‘Luckily I panicked and did something really smart.”

Spell or High Water brings us back to the world of Magic 2.0 and a group of time travelers found a mysterious computer file that allows them to time travel, stop the aging process, teleport, and pull food from their wizard hats.  In Scott Meyer’s second book we find Martin and Phillip being invited to Atlantis for a summit of all of the “time traveler” communities.  As the place where all of the women travelers eventually migrate there was no real chance that all of the menfolk wouldn’t flock to the summit.  The goal is to set rules so that travelers would not abuse their powers.  So naturally the story revolves around the abuse of the powers and our “heroes” are caught in the middle of things.

Off To Be The Wizard

imageI was not quite sure what to expected when I bought a copy of Scott Meyer’s  novel, Off to Be the Wizard.  I guess I sort of thought it would be in the same character as Wicked, but this is nothing like that series. It’s hard to descrIbe this without giving too much away, but the main character, Martin Banks, leads a rather dull life and still lives at home with his parents.  His evenings spent on the internet, not hacking, but was just “a guy who really liked monkeying with computers…seeing what he could get away with.”  He found something that began his journey to be the wizard;