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Perfect Tin

The Tin Woodman of Oz, which is a century old this year and hence the main theme of the upcoming OzCon, was the third Oz book I read, way back in 1989. After reading Wizard and Land, I checked to … Continue reading

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Automa-Tons of Fun

During a discussion of Ozma of Oz at the most recent OzCon International, Lee Speth proposed that, while Tik-Tok was not the first mechanical man in modern literature, he was perhaps the first artificial intelligence. L. Frank Baum himself had … Continue reading

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Fantastic Function Follows Form

Hugh Pendexter III’s article on magic in Ruth Plumly Thompson’s Oz books, which was printed in the Autumn 1978 Baum Bugle, notes, “It seems wise to distinguish between magical technology, in which magic tools and devices imitate the advances of … Continue reading

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Patchwork Relationships

Jared Davis recently wrote about relationships and sexuality in Oz, a topic that I’d addressed before. Jared and J.L. Bell have also commented on how a passage in The Tin Woodman of Oz has taken on a different but perhaps … Continue reading

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Return to Philmland

Oh, I see. Legends of Oz was a flop because of a vast Hollywood conspiracy to take it down. “Here’s to the failure of another movie promoting those Magic Belt thieves!” You know how I know that isn’t true? Because … Continue reading

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Emerald City MD

Part of following online forums and such related to Oz is that you constantly come across announcements about new television shows and movies being greenlit, the vast majority of them never actually coming out and seeming quite uninteresting anyway. Most … Continue reading

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Magical and Mechanical Modification

When discussing Oz and its motley assortment of characters who are alive despite not containing genetic material (at least as we know it), or as in the case of Tik-Tok NOT alive although they can perform pretty much all the … Continue reading

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