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The Royal Skills Assessment of Oz

Whether Ozma is actually any good as a ruler has been called into question by many fans of the Oz series. David Hulan wrote an article on the subject, but I’m not sure if it’s still available online. In her … Continue reading

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Nomes with Names

When the Nomes (as L. Frank Baum spelled the name of these rock fairies) are first introduced in Ozma of Oz, the only one to be identified my name is their king, Roquat. He does have a Chief Steward, but … Continue reading

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Dorothy and the Dummies

Every once in a while, rumors of a new Oz movie surface, but very few of them ever actually make it to production. Did the poor box office showing of Return to Oz back in 1985 make Oz seem unprofitable? … Continue reading

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Oztrich Festival

In my continuing quest to explore every last detail of the Oz books, I now come to a protagonist of The Gnome King of Oz who never appeared again. Grumpy and Kuma Party are both mentioned in passing, but I … Continue reading

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We Can Be Happy Underground

I’ve already covered many of the lands underneath Oz and its neighboring countries, but not the places under the Gillikin Country visited by Randy and Kabumpo in The Purple Prince of Oz. Their visits to these locations are quite brief, … Continue reading

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The Ozma Conspiracy

Mike Conway linked to this page of conspiracy theories for the Oz books, and I thought I’d offer my two squits on them. Dorothy and other humans who find their way to Oz are Sliders. Makes sense, and perhaps explains … Continue reading

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Mr. Mooj Rising

To follow up on Wutz and Glegg, here’s another unscrupulous magician from the pages of Ozian history. Mooj is both a magician and a clockmaker, who was known to turn people into clocks. His story is told in Ojo in … Continue reading

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