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Woozy Memories

The origins of the Woozy are never addressed in the canonical Oz series, but there are a few apocryphal stories that propose different explanations. March Laumer gave his story in “The Woozy’s Tricky Beginning,” in which he’s the result of … Continue reading

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A Child’s Garden of Curses

While children’s media obviously tend not to contain many actual curse words, characters in them do often use milder swears. Sometimes they’re as simple as minced oaths like “darn” and “heck,” but other writers get much more creative. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Gee-Whiz, More Oz!

I am now the proud owner of the 2014 Oziana, the fiction magazine of the International Wizard of Oz Club. This issue contains six stories about Oz, starting with David Tai and Jared Davis‘ “Lost and Never Found,” in which … Continue reading

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A Pyrate’s Life for Me

Sky Pyrates Over Oz, by Sherwood Smith – Back in 2005, Random House became the first major publisher in some time to put out a traditional Oz book, Smith’s The Emerald Wand of Oz. It featured the adventures of two … Continue reading

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Self-Promotion in Oz

You may have noticed I haven’t been writing many Oz posts recently, because quite frankly (or should that be L. Frank-ly?) I’m pretty much out of ideas. I’m going back to the fabulous fairyland now, however, to promote a project … Continue reading

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Thi Master

One of the odd communities that seem to show up whenever an Oz book needs a bit of padding is the city of Thi, which appears in The Lost Princess of Oz. Located in the wild part of the Winkie … Continue reading

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The Return of the Nome King Returns

The most frequently recurring villain in the Oz series is Ruggedo, originally known as Roquat, the former Nome King. I would imagine L. Frank Baum didn’t intend to use him so often, but ended up finding him convenient for several … Continue reading

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