Randi, James

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RANDI, James

RANDI, James. Also writes as The Amazing Randi. American (born Canada), b. 1928. Genres: Paranormal, Social commentary, Sciences. Career: Professional magician, 1948-; Founding Fellow and Executive Board Member, Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, and Member of the Editorial Board of its journal, 1976-91. Regents Lecturer, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984. Publications: The Magic of Uri Geller, 1975, as The Truth about Uri Geller, 1982; (with Bert Randolph Sugar) Houdini: His Life and Art, 1976; Flim-Flam!: The Truth about Unicorns, Parapsychology, and Other Delusions, 1980; Test Your ESP Potential: A Complete Kit, 1983; The Faith Healers, 1987; The Magic World of the Amazing Randi, 1989; The Mask of Nostradamus, 1990; James Randi: Psychic Investigatior, 1991; Conjuring, 1992; Encyclopedia of the Supernatural and the Occult, 1996; Wrong!, in progress; A Magician in the Laboratory, in progress. Address: 12000 N. W. 8th St, Plantation, FL 33325- 1406, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]