Waldo and Magic, Inc.

Waldo and Magic, Inc.

by Robert A. Heinlein


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Waldo and Magic, Inc. by Robert A. Heinlein

NEW INTRODUCTION BY TIM POWERS! Compelling SF and fantasy adventure from legendary science fiction master and multiple New York Times best selling author Robert A. Heinlein. Contains Waldo and Magic, Inc.

North Power-Air is in trouble. Their aircraft are crashing at an alarming rate, and no one can figure out the cause. Desperate for an answer, they turn to Waldo, a crippled genius who lives in a zero-g home in orbit around Earth. But Waldo has little reason to want to help the rest of humanity—until he learns that the solution to Earth’s problems also hold the key to his own.

Magic, Inc.
Under the guise of an agency for magicians, Magic, Inc. systematically squeezed out the small independent magicians. But one man stands firm. And with the help of an Oxford-educated African shaman and a little old lady adept at black magic, he is willing to take on the demons of Hell to resolve the problem—once and for all!

New introduction by Tim Powers!

About Robert A. Heinlein:
“Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world.”—Stephen King.

“One of the grand masters of science fiction.”—Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476736358
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 561,135
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert A Heinlein is considered one of the “Big Three” of classic science fiction (along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke). Heinlein is a seven-time Hugo Award recipient and was given the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. Heinlein’s juveniles alone have influenced generations of scientists, engineers and creators the world over (for instance, it was once estimated that everyone in the Apollo 11 mission control room had read and loved at least one Heinlein novel). His worldwide bestsellers include Have Space Suit—Will Travel, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1907

Date of Death:

May 8, 1988

Place of Birth:

Butler, Missouri

Place of Death:

Carmel, California


Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, 1929; attended University of California, Los Angeles, 1934, for graduate study in physic

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Waldo and Magic, Inc. 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
masyukun on LibraryThing 5 days ago
These two Heinlein stories are well paired. Waldo is a science fiction classic, in which Heinlein imagines cybernetic devices capable of allowing remote manipulation of heavy loads. Waldo segues into Magic, Inc. by providing a "scientific" explanation of magic and the half-world through quantum theory and an alternate time-space continuum corresponding point for point with our own space.Magic, Inc. explores what the modern world could look like with the introduction of "commercial magic." Businesses of all kinds rely on it to make a profit... until the mysterious Magic, Inc. protection racket moves in.
szarka on LibraryThing 10 days ago
Magic, Inc. is an entertaining piece of satire, and it's a shame most folks will miss it hidden away in this out-of-print book. (Waldo is unremarkable, but still worth a read.)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Though somewhat confusing at the beginning, it turned out to be an absolutely captivating novel. Robert Heinlein is pure genius. The content was incredibly complex and the plot twisted here and there...from hex doctorts to nuclear physisicists...Waldo and Magic Inc. is by far the best Sci-Fi ever.