Rob Hall, told me to give Hard Magic a try and I'm glad I did.
Magic is an integral part of this 1930's Earth, but it's expression is very reminiscent of Super Heroes and Marvel Comic's Mutant corner of the universe in expression and environment.
The magically gifted or Actives have amazing powers, but instead of spelltoting, they have very specific gifts and their use is often integrated into daily life.
However, Actives are often feared by the regular populace and their is a great deal of tension between the two groups.
So far the story has been cool and I especially like the quotes that open a chapter that fill in details to the world and give us precious nuggets about how different our worlds are.