Category Archives: Marin Elizabeth Xiques

From Olympus to Oz

As a fan of both the Oz books and classical mythology, I have an interest in works that combine the two. Such stories are often controversial, though, both for religious reasons and because crossovers always bring in a lot of … Continue reading

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Streets Paved with Emeralds

In a post I wrote over three years ago, I mentioned a rough map of the Emerald City by Robert Pattrick and Judy Pike that had appeared in The Baum Bugle. Hungry Tiger Press recently scanned and posted this map … Continue reading

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Just Another Day in Fairyland

The three books I’m reviewing this time all have to do with magical lands I’ve read about before. Board Stiff, by Piers Anthony – There’s really nothing new in this latest installment in the Xanth series, but hey, I’m a … Continue reading

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Name That Witch

This picture spawned some conversation on Facebook about the name of the Wicked Witch of the West. As you probably know, the name Elphaba is from Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, and was derived from that of L. Frank Baum. The Wicked … Continue reading

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Don’t Pester the Jester

Continuing with the April Fools’ theme, I thought I’d look at some court fools in the Oz series. There’s some overlap here with the poets and rhymers. For instance, the Rhyming Dictionary was the Book of Royalty’s jester until he … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Baked

Ruth Plumly Thompson was known to have brought several of her original creations from short stories and poems into the Oz world, including Pumperdink, Sun Top Mountain, the Land of Patch, and the Forgetful Poet. This raises the question as … Continue reading

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I’m Bugged

Professor Wogglebug and the Frogman of Oz, by Cynthia Hanson – This book has sense been re-published as Mr. Wogglebug, the Frogman, and Terry Volume 1: How the Truth Can Heal, but it had the title I used when I … Continue reading

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