Off to Be the Wizard

By: Scott Meyer

Book part of the series:

Magic 2.0

My Rating:
Overall Rating

About the book

Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard.

What could possibly go wrong?

An American hacker in King Arthur’s court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin… and not, y’know, die or anything.

My notes:

This is just awesome, good humor mixed in with a “what if”.  It is very light and humors reading, very enjoyable and funny – I see the series evolved into a series, I never got around to the latter books, but I would suppose they are equally enjoyable.


  • SciFi
  • Fantasy
  • Humor

Read Date:



373 pages

I usually listen to audiobooks

Listening to audiobooks to me has the advantage that you can do it while you walk, train, commute and just relax.