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Rings and Things

A lot of jewelry appears in the Oz books, but I can only think of a few magic rings. I believe the first one mentioned in the expanded Oz universe, albeit not in an official Oz book, is the one … Continue reading

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This Tornado Loves You

There was a bit of a theme in the early Oz books about Dorothy reaching fairyland by means of natural disasters. We all know about the cyclone, then there was a storm at sea in Ozma of Oz and an … Continue reading

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Fairyland Lost

Anyone who’s read the Oz books from The Emerald City of Oz on knows that residence in that fairyland grants certain magical effects, including a lack of aging unless you want to grow older, and presumably the inability to die … Continue reading

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Button-Bright Illumination

The other day, I came across a link to this bit of Oz fanfiction about Polychrome finding Button-Bright in Philadelphia and taking him to Mo. It fills in some gaps in his story, since The Scarecrow of Oz has him … Continue reading

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Books Within Books

One of Robert Pattrick’s essays in Unexplored Territory in Oz, “Books in Oz,” discusses just what it sounds like. It’s interesting to examine what books characters IN books read. Since fantasy adventure stories often don’t have a lot of down … Continue reading

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Foreign Relations in Fairyland

Since Oz is a country entirely surrounded by a desert that turns any living flesh that touches it into dust and sends up poisonous fumes, its foreign policy is largely at its own discretion. Jack Snow’s The Magical Mimics in … Continue reading

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Calendar Clues

We don’t know a whole lot about how the Ozian calendar works, but it does appear that the months are the same as ours, as indicated with Jack Pumpkinhead’s tombstones in The Road to Oz. Ruth Plumly Thompson was particularly … Continue reading

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Absolutely Yookoohoo

The Law of Oz and Other Stories, by Paul Dana – This book contains three (or four, if you count a really short one) tales, all complete, but also all part of a continuing narrative involving Ojo and Button-Bright. The … Continue reading

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Gotta Get Back in Time

I’ve written before about Tempus, the time-traveling Parrot-Ox from Edward Einhorn’s Paradox in Oz. While this is probably the best-known Oz time travel story, however, it is far from the only one. All of these tales are apocryphal, however, as … Continue reading

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Extra Exploration of the Enchantment

Picture by Luciano Vecchio There have been several post-canonical Oz books and stories that deal with Lurline’s enchantment, most of them not really agreeing on significant points. As someone who likes to tie together as many sources as I can, … Continue reading

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