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I Can Read Your Mind from Half a Mile

To continue on the topic I brought up last week about Ozian magic that affects minds, it’s worth noting that, in The Emerald City of Oz, the Wizard claims to be “working out a magic recipe to fuddle men’s brains, … Continue reading

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Magical Law Enforcement

As per The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Ozma has banned the practice of magic for everyone in the Land of Oz aside from Glinda and her student, the Wizard of Oz. It’s interesting that this doesn’t include the Good Witch … Continue reading

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Princess of Power

In case you didn’t know, Ozma’s birthday was on Sunday, so I should probably write an Ozma-centered entry. I know I’ve discussed the ruler’s magical powers in the past, but I can’t find a post where I did so. Since … Continue reading

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink in Oz

It often seems to be the case that people who read Oz books by authors other than L. Frank Baum when they were young accept them as official, while those who read them later are a little more wary of … Continue reading

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The True Mortal and the Rainbow

Polychrome: A Romantic Fantasy, by Rik E. Spoor – Every once in a while, there will be an attempt at a more adult Oz story, addressing topics that L. Frank Baum and his successors would not have incorporated into children’s … Continue reading

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Goodhearted and Good Fellowing, We Gaily Go Umbrellowing

The Magic Umbrella of Oz, by Paul Dana – The follow-up to The Law of Oz sees Button-Bright and Ojo further developing their magic, and trying to fight off the nasty Piper who had created the Phanfasms. The Piper recruits … Continue reading

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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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