This article at Boing Boing talks about the fascinating hobby of collecting vintage magic posters. What catches my eye in particular is the demonic imagery. From Eve to Faust, we have a certain fascination with people who make deals with the devil. Sometimes we fear them, sometimes we admire them, and sometimes we think that maybe, just maybe, if we were tempted, offered that power by the devil, we would figure out how to win. Maybe one reason magicians are alluring is that we think they made that deal, and it turned out in their favor.
Eileen Maksym studied philosophy at Yale and theology at Boston College, and now uses both to write science fiction. Currently she is an academic nomad, following her astrophysicist husband around the world, two kids in tow. When not writing or kid wrangling, Eileen is a hopeless fangirl. She can be found on Twitter (@eileenmaksym) squeeing over her favorite shows, most of which involve famous detectives, dashing time travelers, and creatures that are never, ever referred to as zombies.
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