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Sizing Up and Down

Characters changing in size is a pretty frequent occurrence in the Oz books. It’s sort of a transformation, but not entirely, as someone exposed to such magic keeps the same shape. At least, that seems to be the case for … Continue reading

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Oz Under Attack

Fwiirp in Oz, by Nate Barlow, Jeff Barstock, Ryan Gannaway, Greg Hunter, Phyllis Ann Karr, R.K. Lionel, Marcus Mebes, Hugh Pendexter III, and Chris Dulabone – Wow, that’s a lot of authors for such a short book! No, seriously, the … Continue reading

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Art of Darkness

It seems like, whenever a pop culture phenomenon involves magic, there are fundamentalists complaining that it’s evil. Strange, because I’ve never seen any evidence of people actually working the spells in Harry Potter or Dungeons & Dragons, whether for good … Continue reading

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One Good Witch Deserves Another

The theme of the 2011 Oziana is possible explanations for mysteries in the Oz series. We begin with David Tai’s “Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought, Alone,” which gives the Glass Cat’s inner monologue upon having her pink brains replaced … Continue reading

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Needs More Salt Sorcerer

One of Eric Shanower’s short stories, which he apparently liked enough to name his collection of stories after, is called “The Salt Sorcerer of Oz.” Its title character is named Aa, which is actually a Hawaiian term for a certain … Continue reading

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I Don’t Think There’s Anything in That Black Bag for Me

When the Wizard of Oz appears in a book, it’s likely that he’ll be carrying his black bag of magic tools. As with some other aspects of the series, however, L. Frank Baum didn’t actually introduce the bag until close … Continue reading

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