I found this book through Jerry Pournelle’s site, Chaos Manor. David Friedman had written in to say that he’d had his agent publish it as “a Kindle”, just to see what would happen. After checking out the first two chapters (and seeing that it was priced at just $2.99), I decided to give it a shot.
I’m glad I did, as I really enjoyed the book. Friedman has constructed a magical system in which magic can be studied, experimented with, and controlled much as physics can be studied, experimented with...more