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High Horsing Around

Sometimes the Oz Convention has some programming related to other books that are celebrating significant anniversaries in addition to the hundred-year one. I don’t know if that’s the case this year, but I did use it as an excuse to … Continue reading

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Princes Proving Their Prowess, Whatever That Means

Since the main theme of this year’s OzCon International was Rinkitink in Oz, with Captain Salt and Ozmapolitan sidelining, it’s not too surprising that the subject of boy protagonists in the Oz books would come up. And yes, there are … Continue reading

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Everybody Gets a Crown

Someone recently asked me whether Betsy Bobbin and Trot were ever made princesses within the Oz series. L. Frank Baum never gives them this title, and neither does Ruth Plumly Thompson in her earlier books, but she does in later … Continue reading

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Cybernetic Ozites

When I wrote about science fiction elements in the Oz books, there were a few comments suggesting the Tin Woodman could count as a cyborg, since he had his fleshy parts replaced with metal ones. It’s a little difficult to … Continue reading

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The Protection Racket

I’ve mentioned the Pearls of Pingaree from Rinkitink in Oz before, but I think there’s a bit more to say about them. There are three of them, a blue one that grants incredible strength, a pink one that protects from … Continue reading

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