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Waldo: Genius In Orbit (Waldo and Magic, Inc.)

by Robert A. Heinlein

Cover artist: Ed Emshwiller

Publisher: Avon

Pub year: 1958

Cover price: 35¢


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Book detail for Waldo: Genius In Orbit (Waldo and Magic, Inc.)

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He controlled the world from his satellite stronghold!

Back cover text

Origin of the Species

First came the hairy apes — then came man — and then came Waldo — the next step in human evolution!

Oversized, flabby, physically helpless — Waldo Farthingwaite Jones was the most unlikely superman this side of Alpha Centauri.

But Waldo possessed the most incredible brain in history — and with it he controlled the world!

About the science-fiction of Robert A. Heinlein —

"A Heinlein book is ... better than 99% of the science-fiction adventures introduced every year."
— New York Times

"Heinlein is the foremost living science-fiction writer."
— New York Herald Tribune

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Here's what critics said about "Genius in Orbit," which contains two-great science-fiction novels by Robert A. Heinlein, one of the masters of modern science fiction and fantasy....

"A fine hodge-podge of necromancy, racketeering and California politics ... some of the most delightful and provocative imaginative writing (and thinking) of the season."
— Anthony Boucher

"An expert technician in this field, Heinlein produces able, highly imaginative tall tales."
— Virginia Kirkus

"Turbo-jets, the time-and-space continuum and the precise use made of ectoplasm by a poltergeist ... rewarding experiments in a field of writing that too often becomes both static and sterile."
— New York Times