Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Scott Meyer

Author’s Webcomic Site | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Information

Magic 2.0 Series | Biblio & Rights Info.
Off to Be the Wizard
Spell or High Water
An Unwelcome Quest
Fight and Flight
Out of Spite, Out of Mind
The Vexed Generation

Basic Instructions Comic Collections | Biblio & Rights Info.
Help is on the Way
Made with 90% Recycled Art
The Curse of the Masking-Tape Mummy
Dignified Hedonism

Standalone Novels | Biblio & Rights Info
Master of Formalities
The Authorities
Run Program



Magic 2.0

“This is one of the more offbeat ideas for a novel we’ve come across lately. Martin Banks discovers that reality is a computer program, and he can hack it, tweaking reality to make it more to his liking. Unfortunately, his edits to the universe haven’t gone unnoticed, and he faces prosecution for reality-hacking. So he goes back in time to the Middle Ages and becomes a wizard in the time of King Arthur. Bet you’ve never seen that story before.”

Charlie Jane Anders, io9

“[This novel has] a lot of computer geek humor as well as some pop culture humor from the 80s and 90s that reminded me a bit of Ready Player One, a book I absolutely love. I think fans of that book may find similar things to like here. Scott Meyer does for fantasy geeks what Ernest Cline did for gaming geeks.”

Rob Zak, SFF Audio

“Off to Be the Wizard is a very easy read. It’s light-hearted and completely entertaining. Meyer knows what he’s writing and the story doesn’t take itself too seriously, hitting just about every note you’d want. Reading this novel reminded me of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, giving me that same feeling and putting a big smile on my face at every turn. It’s full of love, pokes fun at many, many things, and is simply a joy to read. I can’t recommend this novel highly enough, and the sequel – Spell or High Water – is at the top of my anticipated list. A must-read.”

Mark Chitty, SFFWorld


“Mr. Meyer does a great job of handling [time travel stories]. . . . This was another great entry in this series. Almost everything was nicely wrapped up, while the epilogue planted the seeds for a possible third book. I hope he does write a third because I’ll happily listen to it.”

Rob Zak, SFF Audio

“What a fantastically entertaining story. It was full of humor from start to finish. Although classified for and said to appeal to fantasy/sci-fi gamer geeks, the comedy is sure to appeal to just about anyone.”

Short Book Reviews
5 out of 5 stars!


“If you want a fun and light series, look no further. While probably not as funny as the first book, it’s definitely the best written. The characters are more developed, the plot is tighter, and in general I was always excited to to start listening again. If you liked the first two books, definitely give this one a try. And if you haven’t given this series a try yet, you really should. It’s a lot of fun, and I really hope we’ll get more of them.”

Rob Zak, SFF Audio

AN UNWELCOME QUEST is an easy book to recommend as it’s a quick read, full of action and entertainment, and has some proper laugh-out-loud moments. . . . Hopefully this won’t be the last we’ll see of the Leadchurch Wizards (the ending certainly leaves plenty of room for more stories), but as it stands I can completely and utterly recommend these books. Great stuff.”

Mark Chitty, SFFWorld

“[The Magic 2.0 series] is an absolute staple in my fiction/fantasy readings, and I’ve recommended it to anybody I talk to.”

James Bryant Blog

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Standalone Novels


“RUN PROGRAM is a comedy, though not of the wacky Hitchhicker’s Guide variety.”

Kahn’s Corner

“I very much enjoyed the many humorous references, puns, and all-around wittiness of the book.  Many times, I found myself laughing out loud while listening.”

Audio Book Reviewer



Magic 2.0 Series

  1. Off to Be the Wizard (47North, 2013)
  2. Spell or High Water (47North, 2014)
  3. An Unwelcome Quest (47North, 2015)
  4. Fight and Flight (Audible, 2018)
  5. Out of Spite, Out of Mind (Audible, 2018)
  6. The Vexed Generation (Audible)
  • Book #3 — a “Best of 2015” pick by SFFWorld
  • Book #4 hit #2 on the Audible bestseller list in its first week on sale!
  • German rights (#1-3) sold to Luzifer

Basic Instructions Comics

  1. Help is on the Way (Dark Horse Books, 2008)
  2. Made With 90% Recycled Art (Dark Horse Books, 2010)
  3. The Curse of the Masking-Tape Mummy (Don’t Eat Any Bugs Productions, 2011)
  4. Dignified Hedonism (CreateSpace, 2013)

Standalone Novels

Master of Formalities (47North, 2015)
The Authorities (Rocket Hat Industries, 2015)
Run Program (47North, 2017)


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