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Waldo and Magic, Inc. 1950 Waldo and Magic, Inc.
by Robert A. Heinlein
First Edition 1950
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustrator unknown
220 pages
Price: $2.50

Waldo and Magic, Inc, a collection consisting of two novellas by Robert A. Heinlein.

  • Waldo
  • Magic, Inc.
Also appeared as Waldo: Genius in Orbit (1958).

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1963 Pyramid Books paperback edition. Cover illustration by Jack Gaughan.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
"HEINLEIN is the foremost living science-fiction writer"


An arrogant scientific genius, orbiting Earth in his private space station, solving the world’s problems for a VERY good fee...
Then — the whole factual basis of the science he lived by DISAPPEARED...

Magic, Inc.
The magicians had a monopoly — and they were using every trick of dirty politics and death-dealing spells to keep it... until two businessmen, a witch, and a "ghost sniffer" got on their trail... and followed it to Hell itself!

Fast action, soaring imagination, and sardonic humor join to make these two novels a double-barreled delectation for fans of the extraordinary.

Publisher’s Blurb – Page One
Heinlein in Two Worlds

The world of WALDO—the fantastic 1990’s—a booming technology, dominated by science and invention —our own not-too-distant future. In fact, that future is already partly here—the remote- control handling devices mentioned in this story are now in use, under the name Heinlein gave them: "Waldoes".

The world of MAGIC, INC. is, roughly, the present—but a present in which demons, witches, elemental spirits, and magical spells are a part of the fast pace of American life. Imagine what a building contractor—or a racketeer—could do with a reliable magician... But—why bother imagining? It’s all here!

WALDO & MAGIC, INC. was originally published by Doubleday & Company.

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