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To the Victor Goes the Spoiled Music

The Lonely Phonograph of Oz, by Debbie Bumstead – Victor Columbia Edison, the phonograph who was accidentally brought to life with the same powder as the Patchwork Girl, only appeared in The Patchwork Girl of Oz for some brief comic … Continue reading

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I’ve Got an Anglo-Saxon Attitude

When I first read the Alice books, I was rather confused by the White King’s two messengers, Haigha and Hatta. We’re informed that Haigha’s name is pronounced to rhyme with “mayor,” which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to … Continue reading

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A Geographic Wonderland

I’ve always liked maps of imaginary lands. They satisfy both my love of maps in general and my fondness for verisimilitude in fantasy. So it’s kind of a shame that two of my favorite books that don’t have “Oz” in … Continue reading

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