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Waldo & Magic, Inc. (original 1950; edition 1970)
Waldo & Magic, Inc. by Robert A. Heinlein (Author) (1950)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345330153, Mass Market Paperback)North Power-Air was in trouble. Their aircraft had begun to crash at an alarming rate, and no one could figure out what was going wrong. Desperate for an answer, they turned to Waldo, the crippled genius who lived in a zero-g home in orbit around Earth.
But Waldo had little reason to want to help the rest of humanity -- until he learned that the solution to their problems also held the key to his own...
Under the guise of an agency for magicians, Magic, Inc. was systematically squeezing out the small independent magicians. Then one businessman stood firm. With the help of an Oxford-educated African shaman and a little old lady adept at black magic, he went straight to the demons of Hell to resolve the problem -- once and for all!
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:10 -0400)
SCIENCE FICTION. Don't count out the underdog... Two classic short novels by Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction's Grand Master. Waldo 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 misanthropic genius who lives in a home in orbit around Earth, where the absence of gravity means that his feeble muscle strength does not confine him helplessly in a wheelchair. But Waldo has little reason to want to help the rest of humanity ? until he learns that the solution to Earth's problems also holds the key to his own. Magic, Inc. In a world where almost everything is done by magic spells, Magic, Inc., under the guise of an agency for magicians, is systematically squeezing the small independent magicians out of business. Then one businessman stood firm.
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