Inversion is a card plot first published by Richard Kaufman in his book CardMagic in 1979 under the title The World's Fastest Reverse. The basic effect is that the deck instantly reverses (the face down deck turns face up) around a selected card, which does not turn over.
The effect was later improved by James Lewis and given the name Inversion by the addition of having the selected card outjogged at the moment of the reversal. We find first his three versions in Encore II (written by Michael Ammar in 1981) under the name of Jim Louis, then reprint in The Magic of Michael Ammar (1991) under the name of James Lewis.
Prior Art and Variations
- Kellie Displacement by Bruce Cervon in Epilogue, Issue 6, July 1969, republished in The Cervon File (1988)
- The World's Fastest Reverse by Richard Kaufman in CardMagic (1979)
- Inversion by James (Louis) Lewis in Encore II by Michael Ammar (1981); reprinted in The Magic of Michael Ammar (1991)
- Peek-a-Boo Inversion and Technicolor Inversion in Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! by Jon Racherbaumer (1985)
- Colorful Inversion by Bill Kalush in Apocalypse Vol.11, No.1 (1988)
- Perversion by Chris Kenner in Totally Out of Control (1992)
- Revolution No. 9 and Revolver by Aaron Fisher in The Paper Engine (2002)
- Triple Inversion by Euan Bingham in Free From Filler (2008)